Calling all makers of things

Is your’s a new company that manufactures stuff, that makes things? If so, Highway1, the PCH hardware accelerator, will interest you. 

Started three years ago, Highway1 has accelerated 67 new hardware companies, that have raised a combined $90 million in venture and crowd funding

The programme is open to companies in 12 countries, including Ireland.

Show me the money

The benefits of this programme are splendid. If you get a place you will receive full-time engineering support; 24/7 access to on-site prototyping labs; access to a network of industrial designers and mentors; a trip to Shenzhen, China, to learn about supply chain and manufacturing; and marketing, retail and funding support. 

Highway1 will also invest $50,000 – $100,000 in each successful new company in exchange for equity.

“Highway1 is becoming known as the most rigorous hardware programme in the world, and we are very proud of our graduates,” says Brady Forrest, VP Highway1.

Irish success stories

Irish Highway1 graduates include Drop – the iPad-connected kitchen scale, currently available at the Apple Store – and Ayda, a wearable fertility tracker.

The deadline to apply for the Autumn 2016 programme is May 23, 2016. Apply now.

READ: How to build your product and sell it.

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