Accelerators can be great, but hardware and devices connected to the Internet of Things are a whole different beast. When it comes to business, we’re not talking enterprise but rather, workplace and/or consumer safety – so it better work. When it comes to products designed for the home, it not only has to work: it has to be something that people can live with, and that won’t stand out like a sore thumb.
You’re looking at a whole different set of challenges here, and from what we’ve seen, the 9 companies in this latest class of R/GA Accelerator companies, powered by Techstars, were up to it.
They came from near and far to participate, from London and Hawaii, Seoul and Silicon Valley. New York is the place that makes it happen, and Managing Director Jenny Fielding made it all work.
Stand back, because from what we’ve seen, these companies are going to blow you away and raise the bar in the industry at large.