Due to the current situation and growing concerns about COVID-19 and in alignment with the best practices of the CDC and county of Santa Clara, we have postponed the event to September 24th, 2020.
All activities to remain the same, except our partnership with Alpha Lab Gear HardwareCup. Startups can still apply now to pitch but the contest will now take place virtually on April 16th. In its place, we will hold our own HardwareCon pitch contest. We will provide more details soon and applications commence on June 1st.
We appreciate all the support and understanding we've received from our amazing community. Our hearts are with you during this troubling time. Stay safe and well!
HardwareCon, presented by Hardware Massive, is your opportunity to learn about the latest technology and business trends in AI, Machine Learning, Robotics, IoT, Blockchain, Product Design and more. Attendees will meet the innovative hardware companies, disruptors, investors, and decision-makers from the leading hardware and software companies like Intel, Xilinx, Autodesk, SAP, IBM, Dragon Innovation and other services and platform providers who are helping to build innovative hardware companies and disruptive technologies.
HardwareCon BY The Numbers
In 2019, over 600+ industry leaders from the Hardware ecosystem joined us at the Computer History Museum to discuss and debate topics ranging from Robotics, to IoT, to hardware investment strategies, to How AI and Machine Learning are impacting Hardware Innovation. Beyond learning, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors were able to connect throughout the venue and successfully Get Deals Done!
Our 2020 Keynote Speaker
A CLEAR VISION FOR THE FUTURE
The emergence of new platforms, resources, and partnerships has made bringing hardware innovations to market easier than ever. We are also entering an age where providing the physical interaction for AI and other powerful software tools is creating unique value propositions in hardware that have never been seen before. Hardware Con 2020 will focus on the latest and greatest tools and technologies that are influencing hardware innovation and bring together the companies behind them that will change our world.
Here are 4 reasons you should attend HardwareCon 2020
RESOURCES Whether you are a bootstrapped or Series A funded startup, you will walk away with actionable information from industry peers and thought leaders and learn about new resources to help your hardware company with product development, funding, manufacturing, launching and scaling.
TRENDS & INSIGHTS To succeed in the innovation business you have to be on the cutting edge. Our keynote speakers and panelists will share their insights into the latest trends and technologies so you can keep up with the ever changing markets and stay one step ahead.
OPTIMIZED NETWORKING Attending HardwareCon is all about connecting you with the right people who can elevate your company. Use our proprietary platform search and connect with over 600+ hardware innovators, industry leaders, investors and service providers to directly schedule face-to-face meetings at the conference.
DEAL FLOW It takes more than a solid founding team to launch and scale a hardware business. You need access to resources & service providers that are the best fit to help execute and scale your innovation quickly. HardwareCon allows you to interact with global hardware ecosystem leaders to develop key partnerships and get deals done.
WHAT WE TALK ABOUT
HardwareCon Key Topics
Our mission is to empower hardware innovators to successfully bring physical products to market. Our content has evolved over the years yet we remain true to our core by providing attendees with both practical product & business-focused topics of building, launching and scaling a hardware company and also current industry trends covering various hardware verticals.
Some of the past agenda topics we've covered are:
1) The Global Impact of our Friendly Robot Society 2) Building the Perfect Pitch Deck (and managing your investors!) 3) Hardware and The Human Body: Connected and Personalized Medical Devices 4) The Effects of Recent Policy Changes on Supply Chain, Logistics and Operations 5) The Importance of Design, Integration, and Usability in Next-Gen Connected Devices 6) The Unknown Unknowns That Can Kill your Startup (and how to address them)
2019 Keynote Address
"It was a pleasure to be able to open the HardwareCon event at the Computer History Museum this year and we're thrilled that this event will be back at the Museum for its 2020 event as well. The Computer History Museum is a perfect venue for HardwareCon, with its focus on the current and future state of hardware, IoT, robotics, AI and the entire tech ecosystem. The future of tech, in all its forms, is based on its past and by being here, HardwareCon provides additional insight into the rich history of our innovation industry. "
DAN'L LEWIN President & CEO Computer History Museum
WHAT TO EXPECT
HardwareCon attracts some of the best and brightest hardware innovators & industry leaders from the SF Bay Area to speak on the Main stage. Over the course of one day, you'll hear insightful keynotes, engaging panels as well attend breakout sessions with actionable information.
DISCOVER NEW SERVICES
Interact with leading technology companies such as Xilinx and Avnet as well as top service providers across the SF Bay Area ecosystem on our expo floor. We curate the right mix of exhibitors that provide solutions across the board to help hardware innovation companies build, launch and scale their businesses.
PITCH TO INVESTORS
Connect with accredited leading Silicon Valley investors and startups at the Angel Launch Venture Forum taking place within HardwareCon. This is your opportunity to pitch your startup to a panel of venture capitalists & angel investors who invest in early to growth stage companies.
MEET THE RIGHT PEOPLE
Make the most of your networking time with one-on-one personal meetings where you can get down to business getting deals done. Our networking app allows you to filter who you’d like to meet, according to your exact criteria, and set up meetings with them directly at the event!
SEE THE HOTTEST STARTUPS
Stroll through Hardware Blvd and interact with the founders & CEOs behind truly innovative hardware companies that are prime for scale or take a seat and listen to 6 hardware startup finalists battle for a spot at the Alpha Lab Gear HardwareCup finals.
"For a Canadian company, HardwareCon was a central and efficient event to meet up with the top hardware investors, fellow hardware founders, and service providers in one place. We learned a lot from each breakout session, and we're thrilled to have won the regional HardwareCup there as well!"
Valerie Song CEO, AVA Technologies Inc.
"HardwareCon is an essential conference for any entrepreneur looking to bring an innovative hardware product to market. It's a great event where you can connect with the brightest minds in hardware innovation as well as the companies and thought leaders helping these entrepreneurs build, create and scale their products."
Erik Huberman CEO, Hawke Media
"The exhibition was great, especially meeting service providers, mainly focusing on hardware. We've had some follow-ups afterward and possible partnerships. Also, there were some great speakers with expertise in different areas that we found useful."
Elnaz Sarraf Founder & CEO, ROYBI
"Out of all the events we attend each year we most look forward to HardwareCon as there's no better place to connect with thought leaders and innovators from the hardware industry. If you’re involved at all with designing, manufacturing, or investing in hardware products, this is the conference for you."
Michael Corr Co-Founder, Duro Labs
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