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ROBOT Launch Pad
A robot startup community ~ growing robots one startup at a time.

Robot teams wanted for the Google Developers Group HACKATHON – send us your idea for an android/robot hack and win free tickets to the Google I/O afterhack on Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1. Plus you can join the pitch event on Thursday night right in the middle of Google I/O. Not only are we giving away free tickets, but Elad Inbar will be running a code lab for android (and other) robot apps.

Register for Google I/O afterhack here.

OR apply for free tickets by entering a team/idea here.

Finally, we want to feature your startup on the new (coming soon) Robot Launchpad website. Email me OR here’s a form to fill in! (Thanks Saurabh for taking time to create it!)

The second part of the form helps us find out how many people would like Robot Launchpad to provide workspace or other facilities. If you ask for it, we might get it. We’re kind of magic that way.

What’s Going on in the ROBOT Startup Community


Startup Science
June 15-16 | all day | South San Francisco Conference Center

StartUp Science is an event, business plan competition, innovation challenge series, and mentorship network designed to catalyze the formation of teams, projects, and companies focused on positively transforming the infrastructure of modern science.


Crowdfunding: Disrupting Traditional Funding Models
Tuesday June 19 | 6pm | Stanford University

Now that the JOBS Act lets startups exchange Equity-for-Cash up to $1M per year, implementation will prove interesting. Crowdfunding has vined its way through informal social networking sites, and these continue to fuel the rapid growth of this new economic engine. Will crowdfunding consume or complement existing capitalist models?


Berkeley Hardware Startup Meetup
Thursday June 21 | 6pm | Swerve

“We’ve got great people coming, wonderful electronic music, some great presenters, and a view of Swerve’s robotic manufacturing -all mixed with beer and food, what could be better..”


Homebrew Robot Potluck with Robot Launch Pad
Wednesday, June 27 @7pm | Blaze cafe, Google

Homebrew Robotics Club invite Robot Launch Pad to join the end of year robot potluck! Bring your robots and let’s party. This is also the SF Bay Area Robotics Meetup – RSVP HERE – for the party of the year!


Google I/O afterhack Pitch Night
Thursday June 28 | pm | to be added

GTUGsf is proud to announce #iohack, The After-I/O Hackathon hosted at Mashery in Downtown SF! This is a Pizza Free Hackathon!

Compete for over $3,800 in cash, and other cool prizes! You can win free tickets to the Hackathon for robot startups!


Google I/O afterhack Hackathon
Sat/Sun June 30/July 1 | all day | to be added

GTUGsf is proud to announce #iohack, The After-I/O Hackathon hosted at Mashery in Downtown SF! Compete for over $3,800 in cash, and other cool prizes! Code Lab Schedule Announced Soon – but includes a robot track!


Robot Startup 101 series
starting on demand| online & tba

4-6 week workshop on need finding, MVP, building business model and pitch. Details to be finalized but we’ll be offering 2 hour online workshops in day or evening, a condensed version and face-to-face. The idea is workshopping your idea so groups will be very small. Final session will be pitching to 3 angel investors/VCs for feedback.

Top Upcoming Robot Startup Events


June 15-16 — Startup Science (with added robots) details tbc
June 19 — Crowdfunding Disrupting Traditional Funding Methods
June 20 — 3D Printing, Prosthetics, and Design: New Tools and Opportunities
June 21 — Berkeley Hardware Startup Meetup
June 27 — Homebrew Potluck  with Robot Launchpad and SF Bay Area Robotics Meetup
June 28 — Google I/O afterhack pitch event (go robot teams!)
June 30-July 1 — Google I/O afterhack HACKATHON with robot codelab
July 11– Evolution of Rotorcraft tba – Robot Startup 101
tba – IP for Robotics expert panel

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