Wednesday, March 19, 2014
HardTech Labs Launches Cross-Border Hardware Accelerator
Do you have a hardware product you'd like to bring to market and scale? A new, cross-border startup accelerator--HardTech Labs--said yesterday that it has launched a new, startup accelerator aimed at helping hardware companies take their companies to full production. HardTech Labs said that it will provide as much as $150,000 plus, and up to $300,000 or more to startups in the accelerator, which looks to tap the many contract manufacturers with operations in Tijuana, as well as development resources in San Diego. HardTech Labs said it is being supported by FabLab, Ansir Innovation Center, Co-Merge Workplace, MINK Global, Ignitus, Origo Ventures and several contract manufacturers on the effort, which is aimed at creating a process to take hardware ideas to full scale production. The new startup accelerator is led by Derek Footer, and said it plans to run three classes a year of up to 30 companies per class.