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HardwareCon is the premier Silicon Valley hardware innovation conference.

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HardwareCon is the premier Bay Area hardware innovation conference that brings together global thought leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, disruptors and industry leaders in the hardware ecosystem for one day of content, networking, and deal-making. This year we're going global and virtual, bringing together our friends and partners through our Hardware Massive community and expect over 1,000 attendees. Join us to connect with the latest in hardware innovation, pitch to our investors, and access the cutting edge services that make Silicon Valley startups some of the most successful in the world.

Why Attend HardwareCon?

This is your opportunity to learn about the latest technology and business trends in AI, Machine Learning, Robotics, IoT, Blockchain, Product Design and more. You'll get the chance to meet the innovative hardware companies, disruptors, investors, and decision-makers from the leading hardware and software companies like Intel, Xilinx, Autodesk, SAP, IBM, Dragon Innovation and other services and platform providers who are helping to build innovative hardware companies and disruptive technologies.

By attending HardwareCon you can expect to walk away with:

1) RESOURCES: Whether you are a bootstrapped or Series A funded startup, you will walk away with actionable information from industry peers and thought leaders and learn about new resources to help your hardware company with product development, funding, manufacturing, launching and scaling.

2)TRENDS & INSIGHTS: To succeed in the innovation business you have to be on the cutting edge. Our keynote speakers and panelists will share their insights into the latest trends and technologies so you can keep up with the ever changing markets and stay one step ahead.

3) OPTIMIZED NETWORKING: Attending HardwareCon is all about connecting you with the right people who can elevate your company. Use our proprietary platform search and connect with hardware innovators, industry leaders, investors and service providers to directly schedule face-to-face meetings at the conference.

4) DEAL FLOW: It takes more than a solid founding team to launch and scale a hardware business. You need access to resources & service providers that are the best fit to help execute and scale your innovation quickly. HardwareCon allows you to interact with global hardware ecosystem leaders to develop key partnerships and get deals done.


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HardwareCon 2021 Agenda

With AI applications and new developments on the rise, we are entering a new era where providing the physical interaction for AI and other powerful software tools is creating unique value propositions in hardware that have never been seen before.

Our 2021 conference theme is, “What Happens Next?" and will focus on the products and services that are coming about as technological advances combine with the "new normal" market realities as we emerge from this disruptive pandemic.

We have a jam-packed agenda lined up with over 40+ Speakers, our HardwareCon Pitch Competition, a Virtual Expo Hall, a one-on-one meeting technology to allow for optimized networking via filtered meetings, and our Hardware Blvd featuring the latest and greatest hardware startup innovators. If you're in the hardware ecosystem, this will not be an event you'll not want to miss!

Here is our current agenda:

Given our switch to virtual, this agenda will be updated. Please check back by May 1st to see the final agenda. All times are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT):

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM (Main Stage)- Opening Remarks with conference founders Greg Fisher and Beth Rogozinski, and Dan'l Lewin, CEO of the Computer History Museum

10:15 AM - 10:50 AM (Main Stage) - Fireside Chat with Jack McCauley, Founder of Oculus VR

10:50 AM - 11:00 AM (Main Stage) - Break

11:00 AM - 11:35 AM (Main Stage) - Breaking into the US Market

11:00 AM - 12:15pm (Breakout Room) - HardwareCon Pitch Contest

11:35 AM - 11:45 AM (Main Stage) - Break

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Main Stage) - Prototyping for Success

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM - Lunch Break

1:15 PM - 1:50 PM (Main Stage ) - Crisis Inspired Opportunity: How COVID is Driving Innovation

1:15PM - 2:35 PM (Breakout Room) - HardwareCon Pitch Contest

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM (Main Stage) - Break

2:00 PM - 2:35 PM (Main Stage) - Hardware Venture Capital - Trends and Opportunities in the New Decade

2:35 PM - 2:45 PM (Main Stage) - Break

2:45 PM - 3:20 PM (Main Stage) - Grand Challenges Facing Robotics in the Next Decade

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM (Main Stage) - Break

3:30 PM - 4:05 PM (Main Stage) - The Conscious Entrepreneur

4:05 PM - 4:15 PM (Main Stage) - Break

4:15 PM - 4:50 PM (Main Stage) - Plenary - Hindsight is 2020: What the %^*& Happened to the Maker Movement

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM (Main Stage) - HardwareCon Pitch Contest Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks

5:10 PM - 6:00 PM - Global Happy Hour Networking

Startup Opportunities at HardwareCon

Hardware Blvd

Is your hardware startup developing an innovative product/service or poised to revolutionize an industry? Then check out our Hardware Blvd - the premier SF Bay Area venue to exhibit hardware innovations.

Whether you are funded startup looking for exposure or a bootstrapped startup looking for that vital feedback and investment, Hardware Blvd is the destination to get in front of the Silicon Valley hardware startup community.

We welcome B2B & B2C hardware startups from all categories to showcase their products including Robotics, AI/Machine Learning, IoT, Consumer Electronics, Transportation, CleanTech, Medical Devices, Foodtech, and AgTech.


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