Incubators & Accelerators

AlphaLab Gear

AlphaLab Gear is a nationally ranked hardware accelerator in Pittsburgh, PA.  We guide early-stage physical product companies through a 21-week customer discovery module and a separate 15-week manufacturing module, with up to $125,000 in total funding. We get hardware. And whether you come to us with an idea or a prototype, we’re thinking about what it takes to build it reliably, at scale and at a price your customers are willing to pay. The AlphaLab Gear hardware accelerator invests up to $125,000 and guides you through a 21-week customer discovery module followed by a 15-week manufacturing module. Access an instant network of on-site technical experts, investors and customers and grow your startup in Pittsburgh, the center of hardware and robotics.

What do you get?

  • Investment of $25,000 or $50,000 in exchange for 5% or 9% of common stock equity
  • Office Space
  • TechShop Membership
  • Mentorship
  • Educational services

Who is eligible? Startup companies with physical product components.


6024 Broad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206