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

Apply by Dec 31, 2017

The Monozukuri Hardware Cup is a part of the “Hack Osaka 2018” event on 2/27/2018 at Grand Front Osaka. Registration is necessary at

Hardware Cup: Israel

MESH – Modiin Entrepreneurs Startup Hub

Contact: Moshe Porat

Hardware Cup: South Korea


Contact: Danny Kang

Check back for more international competitions to be announced soon!