Who We Are

Women in Hardware is a community of female identified people working in the entrepreneurial ecosystem at intersection of hardware and software. 


Since 2015, Women in Hardware has hosted over 35 events in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Seattle, and Paris. Events are content rich and empower women to learn from one another and make meaningful connections, both personally and professionally. Events take many forms, including meetups style gatherings, private dinners, factory tours, and round table discussion. 

our partners and sponsors

Women in Hardware partners with exceptional companies and organization to bring events to like. Past event partners include Tesla, Google, Autodesk, Target, littlebits, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Makerbot, PCH, Fictiv, StartX, Eero, Planet, Hardware Club and Formlabs. 


Kate McAndrew founded Women in Hardware in 2015 when she realized the women she was meeting in the hardware startup community didn't know one another. A simple happy hour turned into a rich community of founders, engineers, designers, investors, and friends. 

Kate is an investor at Bolt, where she invests in pre-seed startups at the intersection of hardware and software through Bolt. She is passionate about and committed to investing in under-represented minorities in tech, particularly women. You can reach her at: