Highway1
The premier hardware startup accelerator

Located at the heart of the startup eco-system in San Francisco, Highway1 is a four-month tailored program for design and development of your product, engineering for scale and fundraising.

  • 67

    STARTUPS

  • 12

    COUNTRIES

  • 24

    FEMALE FOUNDERS

  • $14M

    CROWD FUNDING RAISED

  • $86M

    VENTURE CAPITAL RAISED

  • 10

    months from graduation to the Apple Store for alumni graduate 'Drop'

Hardware startups are hard. Hardware companies face unique barriers to design, manufacturing, distribution and retail. We created the Highway1 program to offer a collaborative, hands-on environment to help startups move through these challenges and reach a looks like, works like prototype ready for manufacturing.

The four-month program is an intense immersion into how to scale a hardware company, which includes full time product design and engineering support, 24/7 access to a prototyping lab, a 10-day trip to Shenzhen, China, to learn about global manufacturing and supply chain management, and marketing, retail and funding support.

The program accepts about a dozen startups twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. So far we have accepted 67 companies from 12 different countries, which have gone on to raise more than $100 million in venture and crowd funding.