New products, services, and businesses are emerging every day at the convergence of software and hardware. Companies are creating products never before imagined, exploiting new efficiencies, and building entirely new business models—in manufacturing, wearables, robotics, connected devices, the smart grid, and countless other areas.
The Hardware Startup Showcase at Solid is a chance for early-stage companies in this new space to hone their pitch, meet investors, and bounce big ideas off the industry’s movers and shakers.
Our team of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry analysts will select the finalists from the submissions we receive. These firms will have a chance to present their technologies and tell their stories live at the Startup Showcase on Wednesday, May 21, where our judges will choose the best of the best. We’ll announce the showcase winners from the Solid keynotes on May 22.
Renee DiResta, Principal
Rob Coneybeer, Managing Director
Cyril Ebersweiler, Founder
Ben Einstein, Managing Director
Matt Turck, Managing Director
Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers