Silicon Valley Robotics brings startups together with cofounders, mentors, programs, facilities and funding to accelerate their growth. We are a meta accelerator.

icon_lightbulb What does your startup need?

icon_people People: Meet cofounders and find peer support at our network eventsstartup seminars and regular social events.

icon_notes Program: Online resources for your startup include Y Combinator’s Stanford Startup Class, Steve Blank’s Lean Launchpad, Strategyzer’s Business Model Canvas, UP Global’s Startup NEXT and Robot Launchpad Startup Resources.

icon-spanner Facility: Do it yourself at a makerspace like TechshopRobot GardenHacker DojoNoisebridgeAce Monster Toys (more at

icon_cogs  Accelerator:  Here are some of our favorites: Lemnos LabsHighway1Breakout LabsiGateBoltAlpha Lab GearLab9Haxlr8rQualcomm/TechstarsY CombinatorAlchemist Accelerator – see us for introductions. Some have facilities, some have programs, some have funding (see chart below).

icon_piggybank Funding: Apply to our quarterly investor showcase, referrals or introductions to Angel List syndicates, angel groups or VC firms, like f50, iRobot, Robolution Capital, Khosla Ventures, Lux Capital, Bosch Ventures. Even connect with specialists in crowdfunding for hardware startups.


icon_mentor Mentors/Advisors: Access top quality robotics advisors and successful robotics entrepreneurs through our events. Stay tuned for more news.

icon_thumbsup    Startup Competitions: Show off at Robot Launch, our global robotics startup competition, plus find other opportunities to demo at RoboBusiness, Automate, and also our annual Robot Block Party.


Accelerator Comparison Chart:

Accelerator Location Intake Duration Funding Equity Equipment Notes
Alchemist Accelerator meetings in SF & SV Quarterly 6 month $28k approx 5% n/a accepts overseas startups
Alchemist IoT Accelerator meetings in SF & SV Quarterly 6 month $28k approx 5% n/a accepts overseas startups
AlphaLab Gear Pittsburgh Next date tbc 40 weeks $25k or $50k 5% or 9% yes
Bolt Boston rolling 6 month + approx $50k undisclosed yes
Breakout Labs US based rolling milestones $50k to $350k royalty/equity tbd n/a
iGate Livermore CA rolling milestones undisclosed no yes
Highway1 SF / Shenzhen Biannual 6 month $50k 4-7% yes
Haxlr8r SF / Shenzhen Biannual 4 month $25k or $100k 6% or 9% yes accepts overseas startups
Lemnos Labs SF rolling milestones approx $100k approx 10% yes
Qualcomm/Techstars San Diego Biannual 4 month $120k 7-10% accepts overseas startups
YCombinator meetings in SV Biannual 3 month $120k 7% accepts overseas startups


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