Accelerators

Help your hardware clients scale up quickly

NextCorps’ Manufacturing Accelerator helps entrepreneur support organizations by providing the tools needed to assess their readiness to scale up and focusing their time and financial resources on the most important projects required at their current stage of development.

Contact us to find out how you can get involved!

Program Benefits

Manufacturing CUrriculum

Deliverry of 8 week curriculum designed to help hardware clients focus their resources.

Mentor Training

Train the Trainer materials for mentors to assist their hardware clients.

Expand Your Network

Access to a nationwide ecosystem of technical and financial resources.

How it Works

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Instruction

We provide 8 weeks of instructor led sessions inspired by the Department of Defense’s Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) methodology.

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Documentation

We work with the startups to develop critical documentation for their product, including their Technical Drawings, Product Requirements Document, Bill of Materials, Quality Plan.

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Introduction

We connect you and your MEP in order to match startup teams with appropriate contract manufacturers and suppliers to help them scale up production

Testimonials

“Too often startup companies discover that commercialization of a product is more than showing a contract manufacturer a prototype and asking them to build a lot more. Helping a company early to understand the steps necessary to build a quality product is a much better use of a founder’s time than trying to do it through self-discovery. We have found that companies that use the MRL assessment process and participate in a manufacturing accelerator are faster to market.”

KATHERINE O’BRIEN
VENTURE COACH
RIT VENTURE CREATIONS

“Determining the real technological and manufacturing maturity of a product is one of the biggest challenges we face when working with hardware startups. The NextCorps Manufacturing Accelerator Program provides an incredible, systematic framework for uncovering technical risks our companies didn’t even know they had. Working to mitigate these risks allows us to help these companies work far more successfully with US manufacturers.”

MATT VERLINICH
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER
INNOVATION WORKS