The NYDesigns Hardware Accelerator provides early-stage hardware entrepreneurs with access to prototyping facilities, light industrial manufacturing space to build, assemble and distribute products, and an expert team of investors, mentors and manufacturers. Our ecosystem of hardware and design professionals understand the commitment it takes to launch a hardware product into the hands of customers.

WHY NYDESIGNS HARDWARE ACCELERATOR?

NYDesigns is pleased to announced the launch of the second annual NYDesigns Hardware Startup Accelerator program in Long Island City, NY.

The NYDesigns Hardware Accelerator provides early-stage hardware entrepreneurs with access to light industrial manufacturing space to build, assemble and distribute products, and an expert team of investors, mentors and manufacturers. Our ecosystem of hardware and design professionals understand the commitment it takes to launch a hardware product into the hands of customers. We welcome 8 startups with a prototype s...
The NYDesigns Hardware Accelerator provides early-stage hardware entrepreneurs with access to prototyping facilities, light industrial manufacturing space to build, assemble and distribute products, and an expert team of investors, mentors and manufacturers. Our ecosystem of hardware and design professionals understand the commitment it takes to launch a hardware product into the hands of customers.

WHY NYDESIGNS HARDWARE ACCELERATOR?

NYDesigns is pleased to announced the launch of the second annual NYDesigns Hardware Startup Accelerator program in Long Island City, NY.

The NYDesigns Hardware Accelerator provides early-stage hardware entrepreneurs with access to light industrial manufacturing space to build, assemble and distribute products, and an expert team of investors, mentors and manufacturers. Our ecosystem of hardware and design professionals understand the commitment it takes to launch a hardware product into the hands of customers. We welcome 8 startups with a prototype seeking to to participate in our program running June 18 - September 20, 2021.

Participants receive access to a dedicated desk per person (2-3) during the duration of the three-month program. We are one of New York City’s largest coworking and makerspaces at 35,000 sq feet combined. NYDesigns’ current residents span diverse industries from healthcare, additive manufacturing, entertainment, advertising, consumer goods, and industrial nonprofits. Our residents have raised over $130 million in investor capital over the last 15 years. NYDesigns residents gain direct access to mentors and investors of the New York City hardware and tech community. The NYDesigns Hardware Accelerator recruits companies from around the world and have the opportunity to work in NYC for three months while scaling or launching their product into the marketplace.

Our goal is to move eligible consumer based/manufacturing companies from prototype to market in three months or less.

Timeline:

Application Open: March 19, 2021
Application Close: May 7, 2021
In-person Interviews: May 10 - 21, 2021
Final Acceptance: May 21, 2021
Cohort Launch: June 18, 2021
Demo Day: September 20, 2021
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