Last week, our 8 HAX Boost: Active Tech teams celebrated the end of the program with a demo event at Target Open House, Target’s IoT concept store in downtown San Francisco. Open House features dozens of connected products designed by startups similar to those taking part in HAX Boost, making [...]
Written by Kate Whitcomb The current batch of HAX Boost is focused on “Active Tech” products, so of course it makes sense to take a week-long road trip to the largest outdoor/sporting goods trade show in the world, Outdoor Retailer. Our 8 teams spent a week demo-ing products to [...]
Written by Kate Whitcomb The teams went out with a bang. The last week of HAX Boost kicked off with a 2-day trip to Minneapolis to meet with decision-makers from two of the largest consumer electronics retailers in the U.S., Target and Best Buy. HAX Boost is focused on closing the gap between [...]
HAX Boost is all about getting startup founders out in the wild, facing real world customers and presenting their version of the “best thing sliced bread”. And that’s exactly what customers at Brookstone‘s impressive Palo Alto store experienced last weekend. The kids played their [...]
Our 11 HAX BOOST 3 teams recently had the chance to display their products at Target Open House in downtown San Francisco. This ‘full-contact’ experience with actual customers gave the startups a chance to get valuable feedback on packaging, pricing and product viability. This is a unique and [...]
Thinking about applying to HAX Boost? Check out our new video short. We’re the first accelerator program for hardware startups looking to scale into retail. At HAX Boost, we focus on marketing, distribution, and retail strategy in our 42-day program in San Francisco. If you’ve got a [...]
HAX Alums often say “One week in Shenzhen equals one month of work anywhere else on the planet!” WIRED brings you into the ‘Silicon Valley of Hardware’, Shenzhen, through a stunning documentary. The whole WIRED article is here.
Post by Sherry Hsu, Written by Kate Whitcomb Our 11 teams have now been with us for two weeks, which means Boostcamp has come to an end! Now, we move on to four weeks of meeting buyers, distributors, and other helpers as we pave the way to retail scale. We’ve had an exciting [...]