Software application grabs a lot attention that it even has its own catchphrase– there’s an app for that. It’s not a bad thing, but we understand absolutely nothing takes place without hardware. That’s why we’re searching for the finest early-stage hardware start-ups to take center phase at Hardware Battlefield at TC Shenzhen on November 11-12 in China.
Apply here to complete in TC Hardware Battlefield 2019, our hardware-focused pitch competition. If picked, you’ll go head-to-head against a few of the world’s most innovative hardware makers for a chance at $25,000 What’s more, you’ll pitch your developments to the world’s leading investors. Imagine what that sort of direct exposure might do for your bottom line.
This is our 5th Hardware Battleground and our very first in China. Shenzhen has an international reputation for the assistance it provides hardware start-ups through a combination of accelerators, rapid prototyping and first-rate manufacturing. We’re thrilled to team up with our partner TechNode to host TC Hardware Battlefield 2019 as part of the bigger TechCrunch Shenzhen that runs November 9-12
Any early-stage hardware start-up– from any nation– can use to this competitors. We have actually seen an impressive series of hardware in previous Battlefields, including robotic arms, food testing gadgets, malaria diagnostic tools, wise socks for diabetics and e-motorcycles Show us what you have actually got!
Satisfy the minimum requirements listed below, and you’re gotten approved for consideration:
- Complete the TC Hardware Battlefield 2019 application prior to the August 14 due date
- You must have a minimally feasible item to demonstration onstage
- Your product has received bit if any, press coverage to date
- Your item must be a hardware gadget or element
If you’ve never experienced among our Battlefield pitch competitions, you’re in for the trip of a life time. Here’s how this Hardware Battleground works.
The vetting process is extremely selective, and TechCrunch editors thoroughly examine every certified application. They’ll choose 10-15 exceptional hardware startups to contend. Every taking part team gets comprehensive coaching from TechCrunch editors sensible in the methods of Battlefield competitors. How comprehensive? Attempt 6 weeks of training that leaves you ready to step on the primary phase in front of a panel of judges consisted of specialist VCs, founders and technologists.
Each team has just six minutes to pitch and demo their items and then react to an in-depth Q&A from the judges. One group will increase above the rest to become the Hardware Battlefield champ and take home a check for $25,000
Even if you don’t win the entire shooting match, you’ll walk away with important– some may say life-altering– media and financier direct exposure. Naturally, we’ll catch the entire occasion on video and release it on TechCrunch to an international audience.
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