Start Your Hardware Startup!

From Idea To Product: We Can Help You Get Started

This contest is over and the winners are being selected. Winners will be announced on March 10, 2016.

Prizes

1st Place
Cup 1x

Win $6,000 worth of work from IngDan including product design review, evaluation and prototyping services.

$6,000 value

2nd Place
Cup 1x

Win $4,000 worth of work from IngDan including product design review, evaluation and prototyping services.

$4,000 value

3rd Place
Cup 1x

Win $2,000 worth of work from IngDan including product design review, evaluation and prototyping services.

$2,000 value

Timeline

Idea contest opens:

December 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM PT

Idea contest closes:

February 20, 2016 at 11:59 PM PT

Idea contest winners announced by:

March 9, 2016

Contest brief

 

Have you always dreamed of starting a hardware company? Building and selling your very own product? To help you get started we've partnered with our friends from IngDan, the company that can take your idea from a napkin sketch to a finished product. Today, we help you start your startup! 

 

But building hardware is hard, and it's certainly a costly endeavor. To make it all possible, IngDan is extending to our community an exclusive offer: pitch an idea you are passionate about, and enter to win the ultimate prize: build a manufacturing ready prototype!

What's IngDan?

IngDan is China's largest hardware innovation platform with offices worldwide. It's a one stop supply chain center for O2O services, linking entrepreneurs with the right suppliers and supporting them from ideas to market. IngDan is a subsidiary of Cogobuy Group, a publicly listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Cogobuy operates the largest e-commerce platform for electronic components and other electronic goods in China.

  

Are you ready to get started? 

Step 1: Register your name.

Start by creating a free account on Hackster.io (or sign in if you're already a member), and register for the contest by clicking "Register as a participant".

Also, be sure to register on IngDan (http://en.ingdan.com). You can also follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

Step 2: Submit your product idea and enter to win 1 of 3 prototyping services

  • Click "Submit your idea" and fill in the template.
  • Submit your product idea.
  • Tell us what problem are you solving?
  • Is your product targeting a consumer or business audience?
  • Explain why your product matters to the world today.
  • Submissions close on February 20th, 2016 at 11:59 AM.

Step 3: We will notify you via email and you'll get to join our winners Meetup

  • Top 3 entrants will be selected based on idea originality, quality, and build-ability
  • Join our Meetup celebration in San Francisco in person or via Skype
  • Start working with IngDan and get your prototype ready for what's next!

 

Good luck and we look forward to helping you start that rocket ship!