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ai in motion: lab automation 2 hardware showcase @ studio 45

Hosted by michael, Jascha & Luis Villa
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San Francisco, California
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join us after 24 hours of building! teams spent the weekend applying the latest machine learning models to different hardware to solve challenges in lab automation.

we'll feature lab auto hardware as well as projects each team will showcase their project as well as pitch to win best build.


  • paulina szyzdek, investment principal at bosch ventures and vp at republic, specializes in deep tech, frontier tech, and industrial markets. she has experience with how women invest, blissity ventures, and groundup ventures, and holds master’s degrees in finance, disruptive innovations, and mba.

  • justin selig is a hard tech investor at eclipse. he was an early kernel engineer and lead product manager at cerebras where he brought up the first wafer-scale chip and founded the cerebras sdk. previously, justin built embedded systems in aerospace, avs, and iot at companies including spacex and uber atg.

  • caroline ciaramitaro is an investor at true ventures. she specializes in early stage investing . true ventures invests across hardware, health, and software. she graduated from the university of north carolina at chapel hill as a morehead-cain scholar.


  • 12:00p-1:00p - welcome and walk around showcase

  • 1:00p-1:45p - final pitches

  • 2:00 - winners announced

thank you to our partners for helping make it happen

  • Studio45 is a clubhouse and coworking space for professionals building physical products

  • Opentrons Robotics, a business unit of Opentrons Labworks, Inc., is the industry leader in flexible, user-friendly automation for life science labs. Our open-source ecosystem offers the scientific community the tools they need to automate experiments, share protocols and reproduce each other's results. Check out their AI beta release coming soon.

  • RunPod is a gpu cloud platform for training and scaling inference on ai models. cloud credits offerered to each team.

community partners

  • Massmelt is a diverse set of hardware product development services dedicated to supporting organizations as they build their vision of the future.

  • Cephla is a new spinout that builds open and scalable automated bespoke microscopes with the goal of accelerating discoveries and solutions. Cephla’s products are already being used in top research institutes, leading pharma and biotech companies and fast growing startups. 

  • Bay area lab automators is a community of scientists, engineers, and tinkerers working at the intersection of hardware, software, and lab innovation.

  • SF Hardware Meetup, community of 9,500+ hardware professionals meeting monthly to building meaningful connections

  • Monomer Bio has built a scientifically aware, automated cell development software platform. Their customers culture and engineer stem cells, T cells, and organoids to grow disease models as close as possible to human as well as to develop new cell and gene therapies. Scientists are able to 14x their concurrent culture-plate capacity per operator within 2 months of using the platform. Learn more at

  • SF Deep Tech Week - a week of events hosted by VCs and startups to build community in the Deep Tech ecosystem.

prize partners

  • tba

​if you want to feature your lab auto hardware at this showcase or sponsor the event, send a note to us at

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San Francisco, California