International Hardware Cup competitions are run by partners and have a separate application. Please contact the competition organizer (listed below) with any questions.

One finalist from each international competition will travel to Pittsburgh for the AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup International Finals, held in Pittsburgh, PA in April 2018, to compete for the $50,000 grand prize.

If you are an organization interested in partnering with AlphaLab Gear to run your own Hardware Cup competition, please contact Leah Simoncelli at

Monozukuri Hardware Cup: Osaka, Japan

Monozukuri Hardware Startup Consortium

Contact: Nobuhiro Seki

Congratulations to the winner of theĀ  Monozukuri Hardware Cup, Hachitama!

Hardware Cup: Israel

MESH – Modiin Entrepreneurs Startup Hub

Contact: Moshe Porat

Hardware Cup: South Korea


Event: March 23, 2018

Contact: Danny Kang

Check back for more international competitions to be announced soon!