Hardware startups: Pitch to the world’s top investors at Hardware Battlefield 2019

Early-stage hardware startup founders, it’s your turn to step into the spotlight and launch your innovative inventions to the world’s top investors. We’re inviting you to apply to compete in our hardware-focused pitch competition, Hardware Battlefield at TC Shenzhen on November 11-12. You might even walk away with $25,000 and a whole new business trajectory.

This is our fifth Hardware Battlefield — cousin to Startup Battlefield, our world-renowned pitch competition — and we’re leaving our CES stomping grounds behind and taking the Battlefield to Shenzhen, China. Why? The city, China’s hardware heartland, provides an unparalleled ecosystem that nurtures hardware startups through a combination of accelerators, rapid prototyping and world-class manufacturing.

We’ve collaborated with our China partner, TechNode, to host TC Hardware Battlefield 2019 as part of the larger TechCrunch Shenzhen show on November 9-12. This pitch competition is open to any early-stage hardware startup anywhere in the world. Show us your hardware — examples from previous Battlefields include smart socks for diabetics, food testing devicesmalaria diagnostic tools, e-motorcycles and robotic arms.

Here’s how a Hardware Battlefield works. The first step is to fill out this simple applicationthe deadline’s August 14. You qualify for consideration if your startup meets these low bars:

You must have a minimally viable product to demo onstage

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