Y Combinator has seen a huge increase in the number of hardware startups they fund. And so in an effort to encourage the renaissance and throw some gas on the fire, we are hosting a hardware hackathon. The focus is on getting like-minded hardware hackers into the same space, sharing ideas, designing hardware and ultimately creating more hardware startups.
Want a taste of what goes on in a hardware hackathon? Read about Upverter's first ever hackathon in August 2012: Day 1, Day 2 and the wrap up. We also held a hardware hackathon at the Open Compute Summit just this past month.
If you’re hardware savvy and interested in starting a hardware startup, you should apply to come and hack with us!
Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator.
February 23rd, 2013, 10AM - 10PM
320 Pioneer Way
Mountain View, CA 94041
|8am - 10am||Registration, Ideation, Team Formation|
|10am - 12pm||Idea Hacking, Tools & Hardware How-To Sessions|
|12pm - 1pm||Lunch|
|1pm - 7pm||Hack|
|7pm - 8pm||Dinner & Presentations|
|8pm - 10pm||Prizes & Mingling|
Applications are open until February 8th.
Accepted applicants will be informed by email shortly after.
Apply as individuals or as a team.
Around 80 teams will be accepted.
There is no team size limit.
Work on coming up with or refining an idea. Give the Ideation board a try.
Start piecing together the block diagram for your idea and designing the building blocks of your idea (similar to which APIs and libraries you’d use in a software hackathon).
Get your laptop(s) all set up for the day of the hack.