Hardware Cup in the News
Follow-Up with Past Finalists
Yodel Labs hasn’t slowed down since winning the Hardware Cup! They introduced their ALPS system to a major retailer and partnered with a large multinational company for integrating Yodel’s beacon technology into their products.
Since winning 2nd place at the 2019 Hardware Cup, VitalFlo launched commercially with active POCs at medical practices, won its National Science Foundation SBIR Phase II Grant, and partnered with research customers including Duke Clinical Research Institute and the NIH. Learn more about VitalFlo here.
After the 2019 Hardware Cup, AlgenAir launched the sale of aerium, the world’s first air purifier that uses algae to clean the air we breathe. They have sold units nationwide and you can learn more here.
In 2019, Lilu launch of their Lilu Massage Bra, a hands-free pumping bra with built-in compression massage to help moms pump more milk. The bra has received outstanding reviews and can be purchased here.
After being featured on Shark Tank, Tranquilo Mat was acquired by Baby Boom Consumer Products, a division of the Betesh Group and the #1 manufacturer of diaper bags and baby appliances. Learn more about their products here
Japan Hardware Cup Winner, Hachi Tama, completed their Pre-Series A funding of $4MM and debuted their smart litter box to the US in January 2020 at VMX, the world’s leading veterinary conference.
India Hardware Cup Winner, EyeROV recently expanded its business throughout Asia, primarily in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. They unveiled their product at this year’s iDEX DISC 3 and were selected as TOP 500 DeepTech Startup Worldwide at the Hello Tomorrow Summit in Paris.
Sleepbox, creates a new type of tech-drive hospitality experience with modular, stand-alone hotel rooms. You can find a Sleepbox at Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC.
Big things are happening for Lucid VR. Not only did they raised $2.85M and expanded operations internationally, they launched LucidCam into the market through B&H, Amazon and Best Buy. They were named Inc’s 8 most innovative startups, Entrepreneur’s 360 list of best privately owned companies, and Forbes 30 Under 30 in consumer tech