R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator 2013

December 2, 2013 - March 9 2014 12:00am-11:59pm
New York City, New York, United States

Hardware and connected device / wearables based startup accelerator.

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- Oct 2 2013 R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator 2013
  • funds up to $120,000 per team
  • takes 6% equity
  • GAN
  • Computer Networking
  • Hardware
  • Mobile
  • Web
  • Connectivity
  • Internet
R/GA is funding the R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator program, and has partnered with Techstars to help deliver a high quality experience. R/GA is recognized as one of the top design firms in the world and is bringing their wealth of talent and extensive partner network to this program. R/GA is providing top mentors from their global network of clients to work with the companies and Techstars is activating its global partner community to help support these startups. R/GA is also providing space, a “services team” that consists of design and development talent, and other resources to each of the companies. R/GA wants leverage their capabilities and broad partner relations to help startups create connected devices and their related businesses. The R/GA Accelerator is held in R/GA’s New York office, a state-of-the-art facility located in a prime location in Manhattan’s Garment District neighborhood, within walking distance of some of New York’s best restaurants, bars and shops.

What if my company is not an expert in connected devices?
The R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator is focused on bringing all of the resources and talent required to create new applications, products, and services into one place to mix with the drive of entrepreneurs. R/GA and Techstars will provide design and technical assistance, guidance, and mentorship on your products, prototypes, and sales pitches, but each company in the R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator must be capable of building their own solution.

Do I need to have a hardware product to participate?
No, we are looking for strong companies that are building innovative products and / or services in the connected devices space. If you do not have a hardware component, but currently only have a service in the connected devices space, we are still interested in hearing from you.

What size companies is R/GA focusing on for this Accelerator?
Companies of any size will be considered.