Cheat Sheet for Hardware Startup Accelerators

Here’s the link to the original Google spreadsheet. Please feel free edit! :)

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What’s interesting about the data above is that there are two programs that criss cross China, and a bunch that don’t:

  • HAXL8R starts in Shenzhen and does their final demo day in San Francisco; it’s all about an immersion in China for them.
  • Highway1 is mostly based in San Francisco, but includes a field trip to Shenzhen; there’s a more clear focus on the US market using Chinese manufacturing for them.
  • Berlin Hardware Accelerator and Startupbootcamp (HighTechLX) seem to be about European manufacturing; the subtext is we can do it here in Europe too.
  • Am I missing any Chinese language programs?

P.S. Our friends over at PCH/Highway1 are touring Hong Kong and China this week – see here for more details.


    6 Comments

    1. Posted November 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

      I was in the first class of HAXLR8R. Filling in a couple blanks, the backing parent is SOSVentures, and the percent is 6-10%. They also offer a 25k convertible note if the company wants it.

    2. Posted November 13, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Bob! Very helpful.

    3. Posted November 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

      I am an advisor to HAXLR8R, I edited with the latest info.

    4. Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Benjamin! Appreciate the comprehensive detail.

    5. Posted November 25, 2013 at 3:30 am | Permalink

      Thanks for putting this list together, I just added AlphaLab Gear. It’s a new accelerator based in Pittsburgh, PA.

    6. Posted November 25, 2013 at 5:24 am | Permalink

      Hadn’t seen that one before. Thx for the add Jeff. Formatted it and put it first (since it’s all in alphabetical order :))