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March 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - March 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

HardwareCon has been designed and developed focused exclusively for hardware startup entrepreneurs and is structured to help founders catapult their businesses to the next levels of success.

  • Connect with hardware experts, funders, incubators and service and support companies.
  • Learn from and leverage the lessons of successful businesses and thought leaders at Hardware U
  • Featuring a China Expert Focus and China Connection Center


  • Subject matter experts running Hands-on Workshops
  • Mentor and funder one on one sessions
  • All content focused on building a company to take products to market


  • Get connected to the hottest, cutting-edge hardware startups
  • Connect with the next generation of disrupters and entrepreneurs
  • View the latest startups and products before they hit the market


  • 1500 notable start-ups and 200 accelerators specific to HW Start-ups or with participants (Upverter)
  • HW Start-up category shows 5x increase in last year (Reddit)
  • HW Start-ups seeking investment increased 5x 2011-2013 (AngelList)


Sponsors: Erik Katz, Founder, Makers at the Mint erik [at] erikkatz.com
Speakers: Greg Fisher, Founder/CEO Berkeley Sourcing Group greg [at] berkeleysg.com
Press: Beth Rogozinski, Founder, Transmedia SF beth [at] transmediasf.org


Hardware Con is a groundbreaking event that focuses on hands on activities and workshops with a grassroots approach. We are all about connecting people and projects to capital and experts. This is an application-only event only for Hardware Startups and industry veterans. This is not for big companies or for people wanting to learn about the movement.

  • 2 days, 500 attendees, 50 booth expo, centralized Bay Area location
  • Attendees include: HW Startups, investors and service providers
  • All content focused on building a company to take products to market


March 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
March 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm