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Hardware Startup Weekend

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Arc Hardware Incubator

186 Brunswick Street

Entrance off St Pauls Terrace - 35m from the Cr of St Pauls Terrace and Brunswick St

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006


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The Event:

The Hardware Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. The unique aspect of this event is giving participants the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of cutting edge prototyping technologies to be able to develop physical products with 54-hours.

The event will kick off with a networking session followed by a pitching session, a popular voting session and a team creation session, all of which will take place on a Friday afternoon. The assembled teams will then have until Sunday afternoon to research, validate and prototype their ideas before pitching them in front of a panel of judges. During the weekend, a range of mentors will be available to provide ongoing advice and assistance to the teams. Following the final pitches, the best teams will be presented with awards and prizes.

This is a great opportunity to meet new people, develop ideas and learn about the startup ecosystem!

Who is it for?

It’s open to anyone and everyone to attend! In the past we have hosted a wide range of participants, including: designers, engineers, developers, coders, business minded individuals (finance, law and marketing), social scientists and experienced professionals.

Whether you are a serial entrepreneur or new to the startup world, if you are motivated to build a product or startup and open to new ideas then the Startup Weekend is perfect for you.


Please note that the following meals are included in the ticket price:

  • Friday - dinner

  • Saturday - lunch and dinner

  • Sunday - lunch and first round of drinks

Draft timetable:

  • Friday - 5:30pm to 11:00pm

  • Saturday - 8:00am to 11:00pm

  • Sunday - 8:00am to 9:00pm

Available Equipment:

Teams will have access to several resources to rapidly develop their ideas into prototypes. These include:

  • Desktop FDM 3D Printing (Ultimaker)

  • Large Scale FDM 3D Printing (3D Platform)

  • Carbon Fibre 3D Printing (Markforged)

  • Large Scale Laser Cutting (Trotec)

  • Prototyping Electronics Kits

  • Vinyl Cutting

  • Soldering Stations


  • Networking opportunity

  • Access to cutting edge technology

  • Access to industry mentor

  • Validating concepts

  • Prizes

2018 Winners:

  • 1st Water Aware – water sensor for farming

  • 2nd Reder Remote – motorcycle GPS viewing platform

  • 3rd Deepsleep Project – insomnia monitoring device

The Host:

Arc is Australia’s first and most advanced Hardware Incubator specifically designed to facilitate globally scalable hardware startups in accessing cutting-edge advanced manufacturing resources and commercialisation know-how.

The Incubator provides essential resources and technical knowledge to hardware-based startups from its Brisbane based location. These resources include: a vast range of advanced prototyping and manufacturing equipment, educational programs, hands-on training, industry mentorship, co-working space, investor connections and accelerator programs.

If you would like to be more involved with Arc, access the facilities and engage with the community and mentors you can find more information around our membership prices here: http://arc.space/incubator/

Stay Updated:

  • like our Facebook page - @Arcincubator

  • follow us on Twitter - @Arcincubator

  • follow us on Instagram - arcincubator

  • become a member - http://arc.space/apply/


This project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science through Incubator Support initiative funding as part of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

Arc Startup Weekend Timeline

2018 winners: Water Aware - developed water sensor for farming

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Arc Hardware Incubator

186 Brunswick Street

Entrance off St Pauls Terrace - 35m from the Cr of St Pauls Terrace and Brunswick St

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006


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