INTRODUCTION

Here in Asia, we’re the first to see the sunrise. We’re the continent with most people and some of the oldest civilizations in human history. Also here is home to some of the most innovative hardware startups in the world. From “Startup Nation” Israel of West Asia to high-tech Japan and Korea of Northeast Asia we can find the most innovative creativity comes out.  From Mainland China to uprising countries of Southeast Asia, we can experience and look forward to the future of the hardware world.  

2018 Asia Hardware Battle gathered about 300 business projects and startups from 9 countries and regions, including mainland China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, India, and other places. In 2019, Asia Hardware Battle will continue to establish an international exchange platform to help startups gain more international support. After battling in the cities and undergoing stringent preliminary selection, only 15 teams emerging from these countries and regions will stand to contend for the Ultimate Championship in the final battle in Shanghai at the end of October.

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AGENDA

  • Online Registration

    Now - End of City Pitch

  • City Pitch

    August - September

  • Final Preparation

    Early October

  • The Grand Final

    End of October

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Hardware Startups

Completed Product Design & Prototype

AWARDS

GENEROUS BONUS

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BUSINESS ACCELERATION SERVICE

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TOP 3

  • Top 3 teams will receive an exclusive seat for VC MEETUP PRO and FA service provided by NodeVenture.
  • Top 3 teams will get 7 workstations from NodeSpace free of charge for a 6-month period (valid since the date of the grand final for one year).
  • TOP 3 teams will receive 6 workstations free of charge for a 3-month period (renewal discount 15% off) and hardware product manufacturing services provided by Makebator.

TOP 15

  • The final 15 teams will each have a free standard booth and 5 tickets for TechCrunch Shenzhen 2019.
  • The final 15 teams will be invited to visit well-known incubators and accelerators in Shanghai.
  • One member of the final 15 teams will be invited to attend the final in Shanghai with no cost (includes free round-trip air-ticket and accommodation).
  • The final 15 teams will receive 3 workstations free of charge for a 3-month period (renewal discount 10% off) and hardware product manufacturing services provided by Makebator.
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OTHERS

  • All the teams from city-pitching will be invited to TechCrunch Shenzhen 2019 Media Day.
  • All the teams from city-pitching will receive 2 free tickets for TechCrunch Shenzhen 2019.
  • All the teams from city-pitching will enjoy a 30% discount price for workstations from NodeSpace for 6 months (valid for 1 year from date of Finals).
  • All the teams from city-pitching will receive 2 workstations free of charge for a 2-month period (renewal discount 5% off) and hardware product manufacturing services provided by Makebator.
  • All registered teams will enjoy a 20% discount price for a standard booth for TechCrunch Shenzhen 2019.

VC Partners

PARTNERS

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AHB 2018 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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