What is the AlphaLab Gear (ALG) Hardware Cup?
The AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup is an international pitch competition for early-stage hardware startups with a USD $50,000 cash grand prize.
In accordance with COVID-19 regulations, the 2021 Hardware Cup will be run entirely virtually.
Who can apply?
Please note that applications are now closed.
Any early-stage company with at least one physical product component is eligible to apply. This can include but is not limited to: manufactured products, IoT/connected devices, health/medical, consumer products, consumer electronics, food, fashion, robotics, etc.
The 2021 Hardware Cup is divided by 6 industry vertical. The verticals include: AI/robotics, life sciences, cleantech, consumer products, smart home/connected devices, and smart cities/autonomous vehicles.
What is the application process?
Applications are now closed. All applicants will be notified if they are selected as a semi-finalist in their vertical.
When will the Hardware Cup Finals be held?
The AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup Finals will be held online in May 2021.