2019 | AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup Finals
7 pitches. 4 minutes. $50,000.
May 15, 2019 – Pittsburgh
Watch as 7 physical product companies from around the nation compete for the $50,000 grand prize from Startbot. You’ll also hear from our international finalists, and get to see their products in action at their demo tables. Stay for the after party to meet each company, network, and eat and drink with us!
6 teams will be selected in each US region to give a 3 or 4-minute pitch followed by about 4 minutes of Q&A with the panel of judges made up of local VCs and investors.
At the same time, several other countries will hold their own Hardware Cup competition with a similar format.
Each US regional competition and international competition will send finalist companies to attend the Hardware Cup Finals events in Pittsburgh in May 2019.
Day 1 of the Finals will include a public US Finals event, where the winner will take home the $50,000 grand prize from Startbot. All US and international finalists will have a chance to pitch to the audience and have a demo table at the event.
Day 2 of the Finals will be a private Investor Day event, where all Hardware Cup finalists will have the chance to meet one-on-one with top hardware investors and corporate partners from around the country.