Cross-border accelerator HardTech Labs launches to tap the strengths of the San Diego and Tijuana area startup ecosystems

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By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat editor Hardware startups are hot and drawing significant investor attention, and a new cross-border hardware accelerator that launched last week called HardTech Labs is more proof. The effort is a consortium that bridges the U.S./Mexico border and brings together … [Read more...]

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