Hardware Companies are Getting Accelerated

Hardware Companies are Getting Accelerated


Haxlr8r has just opened applications for its next class of hardware startups to work and grow in Shenzhen. It will be the accelerator’s third class of startups. They, and Lemnos Labs, are now seasoned operators in a space that’s seen quite an influx in options over the past year with Bolt opening in Boston and PCH International announcing its new HQ in San Francisco. Even Paul Graham at Y Combinator is rolling out the red carpet to hardware companies.

Cyril Ebersweiler, co-founder of Haxlr8r, told me they are looking for robotics companies, Internet of Things projects, as well as just about anything else that lives at the intersection of hardware and software. He also said they’re interested in hearing from bio-hacking entrepreneurs as well.

What about you? What do you make of the trend of more hardware accelerators? Will you apply with your idea and team?

Also, we’ll be talking about this theme in much greater detail at the Hardware Innovation Workshop next week.

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Co-Founder of OpenROV, a community of DIY ocean explorers and makers of low-cost underwater robots. Author of Zero to Maker. And on Twitter!

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