Announcing Three New Hardware Battlefield Judges And A New Deadline

We are pleased to announce a new set of amazing judges for our first TC Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas this January. Based on the Disrupt Battlefield formula we will be pitting fifteen hardware companies against each other on our public stage.

First we’ve invited the (female) Bre Pettis of Europe, Karolina Bołądź of Gadgets3D and Zortrax. She’ll be adding some great European insight. Next up we have Ayah Bdeir, creator of LittleBits and a true hardware star. Finally we have the polarizing Scott Jordan of ScottEVest, one of the most experienced hardware and soft goods makers in the industry.

Those are just three of the amazing folks we’re bringing to Las Vegas with us. We’re also announcing that we’ve moved the application deadline to November 11 and we want you to apply.


Applications will be open until Monday, November 11th. Apply here!

We will review applications on a rolling basis, so it’s to your advantage to submit as soon as you are ready. Due to strong demand, we are unable to review applications more than once, so please do not submit a draft application before you are ready for final consideration. Please note that video demos are required. We look forward to reviewing your application.

RULES At the time of application, companies must have a functional prototype to demo to the selection committee. In selecting final contestants, we will give preference to companies that launch for the first time to the public and press through our competition. We consider new products from existing companies to be significant. Due to the limited number of competition slots, companies launching new feature sets do not qualify. Companies from around the globe are welcome to submit their startups for consideration. Companies that have presented at other public launch events are not eligible for Hardware Battlefield. If you’re choosing between launch platforms and need an early decision, please apply and email us at and we’ll priority review your application.