Futureworks NYC has aggregated a list of hardware accelerators and incubators for companies in the ecosystem to reference and leverage for partnerships, fundraising, mentorship, and more. Please note that Futureworks NYC is not officially partnered with these organizations, and this information is provided only as a reference tool.

500 Startups

Mountain View, CA

500 Startups is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. We are one of the most active seed stage venture capital firms in the world. Since our inception in Silicon Valley, 500 Startups has invested in over 2,000 companies via our 4 global funds and 14 microfunds dedicated to either specific geographic markets or verticals. Our 100+ team members are located in multiple locations worldwide, with 500 Startups’ global portfolio of investments spanning over 60 countries

Notable Alumni Companies

Program Details

Equity taken

6%

Level of funding provided

$112,000

Application deadline

Currently not accepting applications

Contact

email: [email protected]
phone: (650) 743-4738

Alchemist Accelerator

San Francisco, CA

The Alchemist Accelerator is an accelerator exclusively for startups whose revenue comes from enterprises, not consumers. We are passionate about the needs of enterprise seed ventures, and believe they are different enough to warrant a program specifically for them. The accelerator focuses on enterprise customer development, sales (direct and online), market validation, and a structured path to fundraising. We have the most sought after advisor faculty, guest lecturers, venture capitalists, and Fortune 100 customers primed to be resources for you. And we are very excited about building a fellowship of founders building change the world companies that sell to the enterprise.

Notable Alumni Companies

Program Details

Equity taken

On average 5%

Level of funding provided

On average $36,000

Application deadline

May 5th

Contact

email: [email protected]

AlphaLab Gear

Pittsburgh, PA

AlphaLab Gear is a nationally ranked hardware accelerator in Pittsburgh, PA. We guide early-stage physical product companies through a 21-week customer discovery module and a separate 15-week manufacturing module, with up to $125,000 in total funding.

Notable Alumni Companies

Program Details

Equity taken

$25,000 for 4% equity or $50,000 for 7% 

Level of funding provided

$25,000 for 4% equity or $50,000 for 7% 

Application deadline

Currently not accepting applications

Contact

email: [email protected]

AngelPad

San Francisco, CA and New York, NY

AngelPad is a seed-stage accelerator program based in NYC and San Francisco. In the past 5 years we have launched more than 130 companies in 10 cohorts. Every 6 months we select about 12 teams from a huge pool of applicants (usually around 2000) to work with us.

Notable Alumni Companies

Program Details

Equity taken

Contact AngelPad for more information

Level of funding provided

Contact AngelPad for more information

Application deadline

Currently accepting applications

Contact

email: [email protected]

Barclays Accelerator

New York, NY

Our 13-week programme provides companies with a wide range of resources. We have an extensive group of mentors hand-picked from some of the world’s leading talent, including influential Barclays executives and the powerful Techstars global network. And it’s all happening in the heart of NYC.

Program Details

Equity taken

6% to 9%

Level of funding provided

up to $112,000

Application deadline

May 13th

Contact

email: [email protected]

BoomStartup

Salt Lake City, UT

At BoomStartup we help great startups find an optimal business model, create a minimal viable product that is revenue-ready, execute into revenue generation, and make connections to customers and investors.

Notable Alumni Companies

Program Details

Equity taken

6% to 9%

Level of funding provided

up to $120,000

Application deadline

Open year around

Contact

email: [email protected]

HARDWARE.co

Berlin, Germany

HARDWARE.co is a global community and accelerator for entrepreneurs, industry professionals and makers dedicated to the creation of innovative hardware products and companies. HARDWARE.co is made out of several interconnected components to serve, maintain, and grow our community. The HARDWARE.co Accelerator, Lab, Meetups, and Online Platform form a multichannel resource to give community members the opportunity to create leading products and companies. We support every stage of hardware development – from ideas, to prototypes, to investments, and beyond.

Program Details

Equity taken

0%

Level of funding provided

None

Application deadline

Currently accepting applications

Contact

email: [email protected]

tel: 49 (0) 30 60980927

HAX Accelerator

San Francisco, CA and Shenzhen, China

We are not your average accelerator. A pioneer in the hardware space and located in the heart of where hardware is born, we’ve been doing this a long time; we know what works, we know what doesn’t. Plus, we’ve invested in more than 250 companies and have a strong track record in helping hardware-enabled startups succeed.

Notable Alumni Companies

Program Details

Equity taken

2,50%

Level of funding provided

$100,000

Application deadline

Currently accepting applications

Contact

email: [email protected]

Highway1

San Francisco, CA and Shenzhen, China

A division of PCH, Highway1 was established in September 2013 and is widely viewed as one of the premier hardware accelerators in the world. Highway1 encourages startups to rigorously test their products with customers, validate their market assumptions, and work with world-class industrial designers. Increasingly, many of the companies selected for the Highway1 program have already raised initial venture funds and shipped products. These companies are best able to take advantage of PCH’s product development, manufacturing and global supply chain network.

Notable Alumni Companies

Program Details

Equity taken

8% or 5%

Level of funding provided

$100,000 or $50,000

Application deadline

Currently not accepting applications

Contact

email: [email protected]

phone: (415) 643 5463

LAUNCH Incubator

San Francisco, CA

The LAUNCH Incubator selects 6-8 startups for each of the three yearly sessions: Summer, Fall and Winter. Startup founders meet every Thursday, a notable speaker & product reviews. After 12 weeks of intense product development our startups launch at one of our events.

Notable Alumni Companies

Program Details

Equity taken

6%

Level of funding provided

$100 000

Application deadline

June 13th

Contact

Contact via website: www.launchincubator.co/

Launchpad LA

Santa Monica, CA

Launchpad LA is a startup accelerator for exceptional entrepreneurs. We invest $25k – $100k, offer free office space one block from the Santa Monica beach, and provide access to a massive network of mentors, investors and advisors.

Program Details

Equity taken

6%

Level of funding provided

$25,000-100,000

Application deadline

Currently not accepting applications

Contact

Contact via website: http://launchpad.la/contact/

Make in LA

Chatsworth, CA

We created Make in LA because we are passionate about hardware innovation. We know the potential to create new platforms and systems, and we know that many people do not fundamentally understand all the hurdles in bringing a hardware product to market.

Notable Alumni Companies

Program Details

Equity taken

7,5%

Level of funding provided

$150,000

Application deadline

May 12th

Contact

website: http://makeinla.com/contact/

phone: (310) 625-4932

R/GA Accelerator

New York, NY

R/GA Accelerator taps into emerging classes of products, highlighting companies working with hardware, software and data in compelling ways for consumers and businesses.

Notable Alumni Companies

Program Details

Equity taken

Contact R/GA for more information

Level of funding provided

$20,000 or $120,000

Application deadline

Currently not accepting applications

Contact

email: [email protected]

Phone:  (212) 946 4000

ReadWrite Labs

San Francisco, CA, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China

IoT is a market that looks like no other. And to succeed in it, you need a partner that looks like no other. You need a partner that is equally adept at supporting companies at all stages of their growth as they are confronted with these challenges. This is the foundation on which ReadWrite Labs has emerged.

Program Details

Equity taken

2-6%

Level of funding provided

No direct funding

Application deadline

Currently accepting applications

Contact

email: [email protected]

RetailXelerator

Minneapolis, Minnesota

We curate, coach and connect the right startups with the right channels – through retailers, carriers, utilities, service providers and more – to reach more customers and create value for their businesses.

Notable Alumni Companies

Program Details

Equity taken

Contact RX for more information

Level of funding provided

Contact RX for more information

Application deadline

Currently not accepting applications

Contact

email: [email protected]

Techstars

Global

Each year, we choose over 300 companies to join our three month mentorship-driven accelerator, investing $120K and providing hands-on mentorship and access to the Techstars Network for life.

Program Details

Equity taken

Varies

Level of funding provided

Varies

Application deadline

Varies

Contact

email: [email protected]

Techstars Retail, in partnership with Target

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Techstars Retail, in partnership with Target is a three-month intensive startup accelerator focused on bringing new technology, experiences, products, and solutions to retail. Ten companies will be selected and work with mentors from the Techstars network and within Target. If you want to experience the proven methodology of Techstars and disrupt retail with Target as it embarks on a new phase on innovation in its stores and online, this is the program for you.

Notable Alumni Companies

Program Details

Equity taken

6%

Level of funding provided

$120 000

Application deadline

April 8th

Contact

email: [email protected]