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Alice Nell
July 22, 2016

The 4th batch of Hardware.co has winners!  

On Wednesday night we had our demoday and 10 startups shared their vision for the future of hardware. Also present were our partners Siemens, BVG, Deutsche Bahn mindbox and Beyond (Bosch), as well as Sizzl, Alpha Board, AtomLeap and TechCode, who awarded a range of prizes to the finalists. We know you’re curious to find out who the winners were, so here’s the official announcement:

The Bosch Beyond prize went to Freightcloud, The price includes free consulting, plus an exclusive dinner to discuss potential collaboration. Siemens awarded Freightcloud with free consulting and will also enter into further talks with the logistics startup.

 

NeuronSW, an audio analysis and machine learning startup, won the Deutsche Bahn Mindbox Wildcard award, allowing them to pitch for a chance to take part in the upcoming Detuche Bahn Mindbox accelerator! Neuron SW also took home 1000€ cash as part of Hardware.co’s Most Investable award, and just like Freightcloud, they were selected for consulting and further collaboration with Siemens.

 

Veecoo was awarded the Wildcard prize from AtomLeap for their car-connectivity hub, and has been invited to pitch for a chance to join their upcoming hardware accelerator. On top of this, they won the Alpha Board prize, which entitles them to 2500€ worth of consulting and development time with engineers.

 

Wireless entertainment startup SecondScreen won not only 1000€ cash for the Toughest Market award, but also the Techcode prize including consulting, access to the Techcode network, as well as 6 months in their Shanghai office.

 

Neurofox, a startup blending AI and brain training, took home the betahaus award, which gives them a free 6 month coworking membership at betahaus as well as 3 months of free access to the Hardware lab. Their product was also named Most Disruptive and Futuristic, which won them 1000€ cash.

 

Bin-E was the recipient of the Sizzl award for their smart trash can, which gives them 1200€ worth of development, expertise and support from Sizzl and Schleicher.

 

And last but not least, Biowatch was crowned with the Coolest Tech award for their watch, which vein patterns as a secure mode of authentication, and took home 1000€ cash.

 

Thanks again to our fantastic partners, mentors and all of you hardware enthusiasts for coming by! We’re looking forward to the next batch. Stay tuned for more information.

Still not a member at betahaus? Click here! 

From 8pm on, we'll open The Club where the DJ booth and the dance floor will turn into our playground. We've invited hip hop and pole dancers to open the dance floor and have a friends-only crazy-cool lineup planned for the night. We'll be mixing botanical cocktails with Fritz Cola and inviting you into our Photo Booth Room so you can take home some silly photos from the night. In The Club, you will also find The Balloon Room and The Zen Zone which will be our chill spot for the night. Check out the timeline in The Club and learn more about The Zen Zone below.

The Club
20:00 - 22:00 Dj Niggo
21:00 - 22:00 Hip-Hop Dancers
22:00 - 22.30 AinTheMachine
23:00 - 01:00: Michal Vagner
01:00 - 03:00: Asia

The Zen Zone
(to be announced): Cacao Experience with Moruga Cacao
19:00 - 21:00: Tea Ceremony with Thirsty Moon

Make sure to join our Facebook Event and RSVP on Eventbrite, so we can put your name into our Happiness Jar. This birthday bash is all about our community, and together with our partners we've prepared a special Prize Draw.

Throughout the whole night, you will find the rooms of The Basement filled with art pieces from our favorite Berlin-based creatives. From illustrations to paintings to wooden sculptures and installations - we've made sure to host an inclusive Berlin-like mix of all things art. Let us introduce to you to some of the artists, who you will meet down in The Basement:

Have you met .. the Softblobs? Since moving back to Berlin from the US, Gesine Krätzner has been making strange creatures out of fabric that she calls Softblobs. They are cute, random, and they'll be waiting in The Basement if you want to try playing around with them.

From toys made of fabric, we’re moving onto wooden sculptures. Matt Danko knows how to bring wood to life and does it amazingly in his free time. In The Basement, he’ll show his latest furniture pieces and sculptures.

In the same room as Matt, you’ll find Lisa Büscher, who has prepared for us a hyper realistic sculpture presentation that gives it the touch of the extreme, surrealistic and absurd. She de- and reconstructs and reorganizes human bodies like Utopia does society.


In our Photo & Video room you will find works from Collette Pomerleau and Ocean.Now.

Colette is a Berlin-based creative working in photography, art direction and set design. Through her visuals she explores intimacy and anonymity. The space that falls somewhere in between.

Ocean. Now! is a collective that accelerates ocean protection. They work with different types of art to motivate our society to protect the Ocean -Now!

In the early afternoon, based in The Garden, you’ll meet Amaury BOUQUET. He’s a Berlin-based French artist from Saint Maur des Fossés, who has a background in social innovation and loves to play with symbols in his works. At 10 Years in beta, he’ll do his special Humanist Tarot readings from 4-6pm.

Parallel to him, also in The Garden, Sebastian Olivares will be painting live a special Mandala created for betahaus. Sebastian is a Berlin-based visual artist who specializes in painting mandala murals and has painted murals in Germany, Chile, Australia and Thailand.

Throughout the day ilan katin will be putting the party vibes onto a mural, specially created for betahaus. He's a Neukölln-based artist with experience in visual work, both static and performative, graphic design, illustration, comics, installations, animation and live video.

We think this one speaks for itself. If you need a little glitz or glitter to get you into the party spirit, come early and we'll do the rest.



Last, but not least, special thanks to our lovely partners who are helping us making this event happen.
Pilsner Urquell and Fritz Cola for the drinks, Emmy, Drivy, FrameRight, CoffeeCircle, Dream Facilitation, Moruga and BioWine for supporting our Prize Draw and our media partners from Silicon Allee, ASK HELMUT, Creative City Berlin and TechCode.

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