APPLICATION

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About the competition
ITCORE Talent Development Initiative (ITDi) is a not-for-profit organization formed to cater for the needs of unreached, uncared, unattended and underprivileged individuals to ensure inclusive talent development in Nigeria. This initiative is to promote outstanding Information Technology skills to address the need of the underprivileged ones of the country through inclusive ICT talent development, in a way that is scalable and sustainable.


ELIGIBILITY
ITDi a talent development initiative in partnership with AlphaLab Gear is hosting the maiden edition of the Hardware Cup in Nigeria. The AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup is an international pitch competition for early-stage hardware startups.
Any Organization/Startup with a physical product component is eligible to apply, including:
- manufactured products,
- Internet of things/connected devices,
- health/medical,
- consumer products & consumer electronics,
- food,
- fashion,
- robotics, etc.
Organizations/Startups are selected to pitch at the National competition for a chance to compete at the Hardware Cup International Finals for the grand prize $50,000 convertible-debt investment. In three years, the Hardware Cup has grown from a 6-city competition to one of the largest international competitions of its kind. This year, in addition to the 7 US regional semi-final competitions, 5 other nations held their own Hardware Cup and sent their finalist to the Hardware Cup International Finals in Pittsburgh.
A FEW QUICK STATS
Organizations/Startups are selected to pitch at the National competition for a chance to compete at the Hardware Cup International Finals for the grand prize $50,000 convertible-debt investment. In three years, the Hardware Cup has grown from a 6-city competition to one of the largest international competitions of its kind. This year, in addition to the 7 US regional semi-final competitions, 5 other nations held their own Hardware Cup and sent their finalist to the Hardware Cup International Finals in Pittsburgh. .

GRAND PRIZE
The winner of this national maiden edition will represent the Nigeria in an ALL EXPENSE PAID trip to Pittsburgh for the INTERNATIONAL pitch.

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