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Hardware and robots to watch at the HAX IX demo day

HAX, an accelerator for hardware and robotics startups, is holding its 9th Demo Day in San Francisco today. Startups pitching investors there span industries from education to agriculture and medicine. Examples include: FLASH Robotics’ “social robot” EMYS that teaches kids how to speak a new language; Amber Agriculture’s bean-shaped sensors that monitor corn in silos, and help farmers prevent […]

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Life inside a Shenzhen hardware accelerator

Although innovation is spreading throughout China, Shenzhen had a head start. Speaking about connected hardware, Duncan Turner, managing director at HAX, says that the city is “always going to have an unfair advantage over anywhere else.”

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HAX takes robotics to market in 2017

If you’re at CES2017 then you will be seeing more than 70 HAX powered startups in Eureka Park, the ‘playground of innovation’. As service robotics steals the spotlight, here are some of the ways that accelerators and programs like HAX help grow hardware and robotics startups, including taking them to market.

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Meet the 8th class of hardware startups from HAX

An accelerator called HAX held its 8th Demo Day for hardware startups in San Francisco yesterday. Best known for bringing companies in its portfolio to Shenzhen, China for about 15 weeks to get to know everything they can about manufacturing there, Hax is funded by SOS Ventures.

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Smart Cities Accelerator: Urban-X

Conventional wisdom holds that New York is the greatest city in the world, so what better place for an accelerator focused on technological innovations that will push the “smart city” forward? Urban-X, a collaboration between Hax and the car company Mini, kicked off its first batch of incubatees in NYC back in March.

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Accelerating Biotech at Startup Speed

IndieBio, a seed-stage biotech accelerator, believes we can reprogram life to solve “intractable problems.” It’s helping companies develop faster solutions to those problems with $200,000 in cash and $50,000 in resources, for which the accelerator gets 8 percent equity.

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Do you wonder what’s it like to be a start-up tech company inside an accelerator? Maybe you’re thinking – what the hell’s an accelerator? Find out when in-studio guest Arne Pauwels, Wakati CEO, talks about his experience going through the Food-X accelerator now in New York.

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HAXLR8R changes name and boosts funding for hardware startups

HAXLR8R, the Shenzhen, China and San Francisco hardware accelerator that works with startups to teach them how to manufacture their own products, has changed its name to the friendlier HAX Accelerator as of this Monday. It also now has up to $300,000 to offer participants in its program, up from $100,000, according to Benjamin Joffe, […]

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