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Need a quick push to get your product developed and your business moving forward? NextFab’s RAPID hardware accelerator (Revenue Through Advanced Manufacturing, Product Development, Innovation, and Design Thinking) is here to help. Join four other founders and accelerate your business today!

NextFab’s RAPID hardware accelerator participants and staff

Our goal is to help you navigate entrepreneurship, help you to assess the viability of your idea, and provide you with the tools to successfully build your business. If you have a med-tech, IoT, robotic, or consumer product concept that needs a boost, RAPID may be your next step.

Through this exciting program, you’ll get access to educational programming, mentors, experienced advisors, membership to our state-of-the-art makerspace, daily access to a personal workspace for three months, and a chance to interact with a community of over 700 designers, artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. Unlike other accelerators, we will not ask for equity in your company. And upon successful completion of the program, you will have the option to use the workspace for six more months with the potential to transition to one of our on-site Business Incubator offices.

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At the end of the twelve-week program, you will have the opportunity to pitch your idea to a panel of judges comprised of entrepreneurs, advisors, and NextFab staff.

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Some of the topics covered during the 6 weeks of training include:

  • idea generation
  • product development
  • financial strategy
  • fundraising

We are accepting five founders and their teams who are ready to make the transition from ideation to execution.

Looking to learn more about NextFab’s Incubator services? Learn more

Apply now to be part of this exciting program!