Startups

Fast track your hardware technology and business.

NextCorps’ Manufacturing Accelerator helps startup companies and design teams reduce the risk, waste, and cost associated with getting hardware from prototype to mass production. 

Applications for our February Cohort are open.

Apply by 2/21/24 for the cohort starting 2/28/24:

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Program Benefits

Manufacturing Network

Connect with vetted manufacturers, designers, and supply chain experts

Instructional Sessions

8 weeks of expert instruction to advance your manufacturing readiness

Financial Assistance

Recieve support in connecting with applicable state and national funding sources

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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Assessment

Once you’ve completed the curriculum we work with expert manufacturing resources in manufacturing technologies to do an assessment on your current MRL.

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Action

Once you know your MRL, we work with you to create a project roadmap to tackle your organization’s highest risk areas and provide connections to resources for funding, mentors, and manufacturing.

Testimonials

“The program provided very valuable content related to manufacturing readiness and quality standards. Most importantly, it offered motivation for otherwise busy innovators to review, plan, and execute their manufacturing and quality process.”

Michael Emmerling
K-Neesio LLC

“I am greatly enjoying the Manufacturing Accelerator, and am confident that the skilled instructors with their extensive wealth of knowledge, and valuable tools being taught will guide Circle Optics to successful full-scale production of our products.”

Robert Metzger
Senior Optical Systems Engineer
Circle Optics 

“Even after we built out our engineering team and have hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of products in the market, my team and I walk away from each week with something I hadn’t considered before.”

Mike Ressler
Chief Technology Officer
Diamond Kinetics

Application

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This accelerator is a hybrid, hardware focused program focused on helping startups scale manufacturing process from early prototypes to full scale production.

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