HAX is at IFA 2017 in Berlin this year with 20 of it’s alumni teams from the Seed Stage Program and the Growth Stage Program. IFA is a great opportunity for our teams to explore the European market as they continue to expand their global reach. However, as it is a region composed of many countries with their own languages and laws, the EU can be a difficult market to enter and navigate for international teams not familiar with the local landscapes. For this, we’ve spent the past 5 days meeting with retail partners, distributors, and investors from all over Europe!

HAX also hosted a happy hour in downtown Berlin with Kickstarter and German Hardware Startups. It was a great opportunity to make connections with the hardware community all over the world and enjoy a night on the town together! We’ve had a super successful conference so far and are ready to see our teams and their products spread throughout Europe!

Team Updates:

Secope (S-9) has a new Italian customer, which purchased 1K units of their connected breathalyzer.

Minut (S-5) closed a 200K funding round after a deal with a Swedish insurance company.

A prominent European investor demonstrated interest in 3 HAX companies–Pycno (S-7), Flow Neuroscience (S-10), and Minut.

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