It’s easy… Years of experience of our investors, partners, mentors, advisors and managers in hardware and software development, coupled with the entire acceleration experience of Darwin Startups!
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Execution and market access are our strengths
Partners and mentors
We bring together a team of Corporate Partners and Mentors with years of experience in the software and hardware industry. From prototype, to certification and to the first batch and also from manufacturing in Southeast Asia to distribution.
Up to R$ 300K of investment in exchange of 5% to 15% stake, for pilot lot development to product-channel-fit for traction and distribution. In addition to approaching the largest VC funds in Brazil and abroad. In addition to approaching the largest VC funds in Brazil and abroad.
In partnership with the Institute of Industry (SENAI-SC / FIESC) and PRODUZA we provide a laboratory for prototyping and hardware development supporting up to your pilot lot.
Together with our partners we enable the products to be validated by customers in the market, within their establishments. There are several possibilities to access points of sale that enable the collection of feedbacks about the developed products!
Access to Innovation Grants
We have partners, advisors and mentors recognized for their ability to raise tens of millions of dollars in resources, they will be assisting in writing and applying the projects to funding notices.
Get details on how your company fits into municipal, state and federal tax incentive policies.
The beginning of your journey with HARDS
We start with the on-line application where we will analyze all submissions and select the ones that fit the most in the HARDS thesis for a 1 hour interview with the founders. Those selected for the next phase will participate in the face-to-face HARDS Day at our headquarters in Floripa. Those who stand out the most will be part of the HARDS Factory, also at our headquarters with mentors and experts from HARDS, partners and Darwin Startups. In the acceleration phase, the selected members receive assistance from HARDS mentors and partners in addition to capital investment to accelerate startup development!
Hobie Cat Founder and Atalaia Group CEO
Prof. Product Design at IFSC
Carlos Alberto Fadul
Project Manager - Edital SENAI/SESI
Investment Director at TheVentureCity
Fabíola Sena Vieira
Statkraft International Affairs Director
Internationalization Manager at Sebrae-SC / Figabank
CERTI New Business
Ismael Rogério Silva
Technical Director Sebrae SC
Automatisa Advisor - VP Finance ACATE
Market Director at ACIF
CEO Ocean Drop
Director at Ahgora
Innovation Manager at SENAI
DireCtor - ISI Embedded systems SENAI
President at ACIF
Manager - Cooperative Production Center at CERTI
As part of the HARDS acceleration program, companies and entrepreneurs have access to dozens of benefits valued over R$ 500K, the famous PERKS. Cloud Service, CRMs, marketing tools, legal advice and hardware development and much more.