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Alice Nell
October 20, 2013

#Hardware pitch - Check!

Anthony Forsans (Founder einfach), Thomas Madsen-Mygdal (Serial Entrepreneur) , Liva Judic (MerryBubbles), Hans Raffauf (founder Clue) and Toshio Matsushima

Hardware Lovers!

The Hardware Revolution is happening right here! Two weeks ago we at the BerlinHardwareAccelerator.com organised the first Hardware Pitch which took place during the packed People in Beta Festival and it was off the hook!

An all star cast of jury members joined us to support young teams and give out awesome prizes worth over €10.000.

The day before: Pitch training

On Friday the 27th of September, the teams arrived from all over Europe to join the pitch training which would higher their chances to be understood and therefor to win. Few teams were already veterans in pitching, others were scared to get on stage but all of them highly appreciated the help of the pitchalicious Bianca Praetorius, who provided them with the best pitch training money can buy!

The pitches & winners

Each pitch was presented to perfection, with no team going over time and most issues being addressed. The jury was impressed and so was the audience. The winners of the night ended up being PocketEthernet – a pocket sized network analysis tool! These guys have won $3000 in Amazon Web Services. The next winner is  Rockatoo – a helmet audio system and runner-ups winning $500 USD in Elance Credit as well as 6 months in betahaus residency and access to hy!.

The runner ups were PumpTire – a self-inflating bicycle tube and BabyWatch – an ultrasound device to analyze unborn babies vitals.

We all had a great time and would like to give a special kudos to the wonderful betahaus team, Elance, Hy! and Amazon - without you this would not have been possible.

Stay tuned for Hardware Week in November, Germany's first Hardware Accelerator project in the history. Wanna get involved? Contact us at yatan@berlinhardwareaccelerator.com

Don’t forget to check our calendar for more events coming up.

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