• Hardware Tech Summit

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    Name: Hardware Tech Summit
    Date: June 19, 2019
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    PlanetM, in partnership with Centrepolis Accelerator and Hardware Massive, is excited to host the inaugural Hardware Tech Summit on June 19th, 2019 at the Velodrome downtown Detroit from 9:00AM – 4:00PM during Detroit Startup Week. 

    This one-day conference will highlight top “physical product” innovators, local and global hardware-focused investors, Michigan manufacturers and engineering firms, and other resources to help hardware innovators scale for success.

    Summit Includes:
    • Pitch Competition for $20K in Cash Prizes (apply HERE or see below for more info)
    • Keynotes
    • Panel Talks
    • Exhibition Floor
    • Match Meetings (application deadline: May 22, 2019)
    Hardware Startups/ Companies: 
    Whether you have an idea, a prototype, a scaling hardware startup, or a fully established company, attending this conference will get you connected to the experts to help catapult your business to the next level of success. 
    • Meet 1:1 with manufacturing and engineering firms
    • Meet 1:1 with local and global investors
    • Apply for the pitch competition
    Manufacturing/ Engineering Firms: 
    • Meet 1:1 with hardware companies needing prototype, production, and supplier support 
    • Network with local resources focused on supporting your growth
    Investors/ Accelerators/ Corporates:
    • Meet 1:1 with new hardware startups 
    • Meet 1:1 with manufacturing and engineering firms as resources for your portfolio of startups 
    Hardware Pitch Competition:
    Product developers/ startups: Apply for the pitch competition by May 31 for your chance at $10K
    The competition provides cash prizes and free services for innovative hardware startups in and out of the mobility space
    Entry applications will be accepted until midnight, May 31, 2019.
    • Prize #1 – $10,000 LTU Centrepolis Accelerator: Best Michigan Hardware Company (all industries)
    • Prize #2 – $10,000 PlanetM: Best Hardware Mobility Company (companies building hardware products with integrated software solutions changing the way the world moves - open to companies inside and outside of Michigan)
    Application deadline: May 31, 2019
    APPLY HERE: Pitch Competition Application  (this is a separate application page from the Hardware Tech Summit website)
    601 Mack Ave,
    Detroit, MI 48201
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    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Charlie Tyson
    To register, please click here.
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