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, factory visits to learn about manufacturing and supply chain management at-scale, and marketing, retail and funding support.
The program accepts up to 10 startups twice each year, once in the spring and once in the fall. So far we have accepted 83 companies from 13 different countries, that have gone on to raise more than $125 million in venture and crowdfunding.