Join 29 teams that have graduated from our connected hardware program.


Apply for this program in: 

Hong Kong


Accelerate your connected hardware startup in the heart of China's Greater Bay area.

Build your pre-revenue startups solving a problem with hardware and software.

  • 4-month program with 1 month in Hong Kong and the rest in your market

  • $100,000 for 8-13% for you to prototype with speed, coupled with follow-on funding opportunities

  • Highly tuned education, a deep bench of in-house experts and a mentor network of operators who have built connected hardware businesses from the ground up to IPO.

  • We charge a $30,000 participation fee for the full acceleration program

Read our frequently asked questions for this program. 


Reach the $1.5 trillion Gulf market while paying zero tax. 

  • 4-month program with 1 month in your market and 3 months at our brand new co-working space is Bahrain’s leading IoT Hub, with an event space, maker space and AR/VR zone.

  • Receive $25,000 to $75,000 for 8-13% for you to prototype with speed and boost your operations.

  • The same highly tuned education, a deep bench of in-house experts and a mentor network of operators as our flagship IoT program, plus local partners and supporters like Batelco, the Economic Development Board and Startup Bahrain to help you plug in and do business.

Read our frequently asked questions for this program.  


Some of our current teams from this program:


Our connected hardware program is structured into four intensive months, split across key milestones.


Ramp Up

Month One

Selected teams join for a 4 week digital group sprint.

By the end of the month you will have:

  • Pre-BOM logic and features mapped

  • A vetted, R&D-stage financial model

  • Weekly office hours with our in-house product market fit team

At the end of the four weeks, eight teams will move on to the next phase, at which point the investment is made. 

Full Acceleration

Months Two to Four

We work with up to eight teams at a time to ensure we can provide our best support, minds and resources.

  • The investment is made into your business, in exchange for equity. 

  • Full access to our connected hardware curriculum. Go at your pace and hone in on the materials and tools that are relevant to your stage and goals.

  • Weekly 1:1 with our in-house experts.

  • Join our team and other ambitious hardware founders to sprint on your prototype, business viability and validation.

Sustained Support

Months Four and Beyond

It's just the beginning. As part of the Brinc family, the door is always open.

  • Brinc global founder community at your fingertips and monthly meet ups to share learnings and insights.

  • Continued access to the our program perks, including Brinc Studio and Brinc Growth access and discounts.

  • Hong Kong and China landing pad for those manufacturing trip sprints. We love hosting our founders!

  • Follow on funding opportunities to grow with you through the investor networks and partner funds of your program, including Artesian Capital for Hong Kong teams and the Startup Bahrain network in MENA.


As a Brinc company, you have access to free services and discounts valued at over $500k from a wide variety of service providers.