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

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

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