Funds $50K per founder
Offers 1 Mentors
Funds 1 startup per year
Markets Internet of Things Manufacturing Robotics Consumer Electronics Robotic Systems +1
PHYSICAL PRODUCT STARTUPS

The AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup application is open to early-stage startups that create at least one physical product. 6 teams will be selected in each city to give a 4-minute pitch to judging teams made up of local VCs and Hardware CEOs.

$50K STARTBOT GRAND PRIZE

Startbot VC will award a $50,000 convertible-debt investment to the National Hardware Cup champions. Terms to be negotiated based on stage of winning company.

THE CITIES

The AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup will be touring: Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Washington DC, Chicago, and Austin.

$3K CASH + OTHER PRIZES FOR FINALISTS

Winning teams from each city will get $3,000 cash, a 1 year license to Solidworks, and other prizes

THE FORMAT

6 TEAMS

6 teams will be chosen to pitch in each city based on their online application.

4 MINUTE PITCH

Each team will get 4 minutes (strictly enforced) to pitch their company

5 MIN Q & A

The local VC judges will get 5 minu...
PHYSICAL PRODUCT STARTUPS

The AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup application is open to early-stage startups that create at least one physical product. 6 teams will be selected in each city to give a 4-minute pitch to judging teams made up of local VCs and Hardware CEOs.

$50K STARTBOT GRAND PRIZE

Startbot VC will award a $50,000 convertible-debt investment to the National Hardware Cup champions. Terms to be negotiated based on stage of winning company.

THE CITIES

The AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup will be touring: Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Washington DC, Chicago, and Austin.

$3K CASH + OTHER PRIZES FOR FINALISTS

Winning teams from each city will get $3,000 cash, a 1 year license to Solidworks, and other prizes

THE FORMAT

6 TEAMS

6 teams will be chosen to pitch in each city based on their online application.

4 MINUTE PITCH

Each team will get 4 minutes (strictly enforced) to pitch their company

5 MIN Q & A

The local VC judges will get 5 minutes to ask questions.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Teams will be judged on:
1) Commercial Viability,
2) Team Capability,
3) Demonstrated Commitment.
More information

Staff

Admin
Christopher Millard VP Operations at Interphase Materials
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Ilana Diamond Managing Director of AlphaLab Gear & entrepreneurial executive experienced in leading and growing companies, from early stage to exit.
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Leah Simoncelli Coordinator - AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup
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21 Startups

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