Powering the Robotics Track of AlphaLab Gear
Startbot helps create and rapidly grow robotics businesses. If you have an idea, we will provide workspace, business guidance, and startup investment to you and your team.
In partnership with AlphaLab Gear, Startbot offers successive 8-month residency programs for startups in the fields of robotics, automation, and supporting technologies. Teams with the capability and desire to tackle existing problems in the world through robotics/automation should apply.
Startbot will make an initial investment in each business in return for a stake in the outcome (in the range typical for incubators/accelerators). Our long term interests are identical to yours. Grow the business idea into reality.
If you don’t have a business structure yet, don’t worry. Startbot will help each participating team to set up a business. Legal, financial, and administrative guidance will be provided.
Participants will be offered full-time use of a shared workspace centrally located in Pittsburgh for the duration of the program.
Throughout the year, Startbot will provide business mentoring with established entrepreneurs and engineers from robotics and related fields. Startbot will also coordinate functional coaching in leadership, engineering, product design/management, manufacturing, and sales. Participants will benefit from existing links with parts suppliers for supply chain efficiencies. In addition, Startbot’s corporate network will make the path to market easier with assistance along the road, from idea validation to prototype testing to field trials.
The program concludes with a showcase event, at which participating companies will present their technical results, customer validation, and business plans to potential investors and the public at large.