R/GA is pleased to announce the R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator powered by Techstars, the first-ever accelerator program to bring together world-class design and marketing with hardware, data, and digital services. Aiming to serve the growing list of startups in the “Internet of Things” space, the program will help startups develop connected mobile apps, hardware, products and services.
R/GA will select 10 companies for a three-month, immersive, mentor-driven program that will be housed on the R/GA campus in New York City. The program will culminate at an invite-only launch event in Austin, TX during the 2014 SXSWi festival, where the finalists will present to investors, media, select R/GA clients, and industry leaders. Additionally, the 10 finalists will have the opportunity to take part in a private Demo Day in NYC.
Applications to the R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator will close on October 11th. Selected teams will be notified on November 8th. The startups accepted into the R/GA Accelerator will be announced in late November, and the Accelerator will kickoff in NYC on December 2nd. For more information about the accelerator go to www.rgaaccelerator.com and for up-to-the minute details follow us on Twitter at @rgaaccelerator.