Our focus

The Internet has spilled out beyond the desktop and mobile screens and into devices, objects, and hardware. This isn’t a passing fad, but a innovation that is quickly becoming a part of our everyday lives.

This massive shift in how we experience and harness technology, also called the “Internet of Things,” includes new product categories, such as wearable technology and home automation and enterprise solutions.

The R/GA Accelerator taps into the emerging class of products that combine hardware, data, and digital services in compelling ways for consumers and businesses.

How does it work?

Ten companies are chosen to participate and accelerate their products and solutions for three months at R/GA’s global headquarters in New York. Each company gets the following tools and support:

  • $120,000 in funding
  • Co-location space provided by R/GA in New York
  • Significant support services from the full range of R/GA’s talent including business and brand strategists, designers, and developers who’ve built connected devices and enterprise solutions for global brands
  • Product design and development, manufacturing, and supply-chain consulting provided by R/GA, Techstars, and PCH International
  • Mentor sessions with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and influencers
  • Access to the R/GA Accelerator electronics and prototyping labs
  • Invite-only Demo Day presentation to investors, select R/GA clients, and media in New York
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Who should apply?

Any startup innovating at the intersection of hardware and software. Here are a few examples, but don’t feel like you have to fall into one of these categories to apply:

  • Solutions in transportation and navigation
  • Drone technologies for Consumer, agricultural, and industrial applications
  • Telepresence products
  • Wearables
  • Home health, automation, and monitoring technologies
  • Connected Toys
  • Hardware and software products that leverage data
  • Development and collaboration tools
  • Socially enabled health, fitness, or financial products and services
  • Connected care products for parents, kids, pets, and plants

If it’s an innovative idea that leverages or supports hardware in the IoT space, then we want to hear about it.

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