Target: Japan-based hardware startups, including Foreign startups based in Japan!
- Consistent Business Plan (feasible, global, innovative & scalable)
- Working prototype (hardware device for demo session)
- Pitch must be done in English, both in Japan and USA.
Up to 8 teams will be selected by the middle of January 2018 and invited to participate in the pitch contest.
Competition to be held on February 27, 2018 at HackOsaka (Grand Front Osaka - Umeda)
The pitch contest will be held in English, but the application form can be done in Japanese as well.
Top 3 finalists are invited to visit Hardware Cup finals in Pittsburgh, PA (USA), and the 1st place will represent Japan at the global competition at AlphaLab Gear (top 20 accelerators in North America): http://alphalabgear.org/hardwarecup/
Main prize: The winner will receive ¥300,000 and a free ticket to Pittsburgh, US, to represent Japan at the Global Hardware Cup by AlphaLab Gear.