ABOUT HIGHWAY 1
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.