The Fastest Way to Get from Prototype to Market

Build a High-Growth Hardware Company in Just 6 Months

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The HighTechXL Accelerator is an elite program designed exclusively for hardware entrepreneurs.

We know that hardware is tough.

This is why we translated years of product development and experience in the high-tech hardware industry into a practical blueprint that supports hardware founders from A to Z.

What You Get

Comprehensive mentoring from 300+ industry experts, entrepreneurs, and partners
Your personal acceleration manager: A “right-hand man” to drive your progress
Workshops tailor-made to fit your needs
Product development support
Hands-on legal and financial support
A team of brand architects: designer, copywriter, and video producer
Pitch training and storytelling support
Structured access to funding
6 months free office space on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Launch to an audience of 200+ Investors

Six Months To Get You There

Market-Ready:
Validate your business
You’re focused on your business. So are we. During the first phase of the program we challenge you to build a strong business model, validate it, and refine its value proposition to cater to prospect customers.
Customer-Ready:
Sell your vision
Sales, sales, sales. The second phase of the program teaches you how to craft a compelling brand that touches on emotional cues, and how to sell it to your target audience.
Manufacture-Ready:
Scale your technology
Having a fully-fledged product is not enough to be able to ship to the doorsteps of thousands of customers. Design for manufacture and dealing with manufacturers is another chapter we open up for you.
Investor-Ready:
Get funding
The last stage of the program prepares you for investment. We’ve got finance and legal matters covered for you, including the underpinning of your business case with a robust financial model. We help you navigate the fundraising process, walking you through convertible notes, term-sheet negotiation, and due diligence.
XL Day:
Launch
The crowning moment of the program is the XL Day, where you pitch to an audience of 1,000 investors, corporates, and press, to showcase your progress and demo your product. We take extra time to help you during the deal-closing period.

What We Look For

Disruptive Technology

Idea is King:
Proof of concept, prototype or demonstrator

Strong Team

But team is Queen:
At least three founders to join the entire period of the program

Expected time to market

Time is of the essence:
Less than two years

Our Most Powerful Resource is the Community

We are your best allies in growing and funding your hardware startup.
We leverage our team effort and multiply it by the power of our network.
You can expect great results and a quantum leap for your startup.
Because here hardware = passion.