You have an incredible idea with a clearly formed vision in a hardware or product design space? We offer 100,000 USD to accelerate two batches of startups in 2018.apply now
IoT, Smart Home, Robotics, Gadgets, Sound, Wearables etc.
Household, Travel Goods, Techwear, and many other.
Products that are not listed above, but still ARE a good fit for Kickstarter.
All the applications are reviewed by the PIA’s committee. During the interview process we will choose 5 best startups per batch for the Product Validation stage. We are currently reviewing applications for the winter batch with the deadline date of January 15th, 2018.apply now
At this stage, we help to do the marketing research, test creative approaches in finding the right messaging for your product, and validate the idea to check if there is a market fit.2,000 USD to selected startups
Each startup gets legal, engineering, marketing and creative assistance in order to build a minimum viable product for the crowdfunding launch.20,000 USD to selected startups
Together we will build a strategy that fits your company needs and unleashes all the opportunities out there. Having the proven expertise in PR and marketing, we will help to launch your product with the higher probability of success.Expected launch
For these awesome crowdfunding projects.
Award winning wireless LED flash
E-bike with 236 miles range on a single charge
CEO @ Concepter
Experienced Designer @ General Assembly
CEO @ Petcube
Manufacturer representative at SEACOMP
Founder and President @ Biosphere corporation
CEO @ Delfast
IoT PM @ Microsoft
Want to become a mentor?contact us
With Microsoft BizSpark eligible startups may qualify for free Azure cloud credits.
With Google Adwords coupon startups can use up a trial budget for marketing activities during the Validation Stage.
With Depositphotos, one of the largest photobanks, accelerated startups can get a discount on professional stock photos, vector images and videos from total collection of 70 million files.
Zendesk is a customer service platform. Accelerated startups get a free year (up to $117 off per month) – (save 1400$/year).
Our goal is to gather teams working on something that really matters, aiming to solve human or corporate problems around the world. Those that affect our daily lives throughout the technological and design perspective.
There are a few hints how to make the application more forceful:
The startups with the higher conversion rates in the Product Validation Period have more chances to get into the Product Acceleration Stage after the Demo Day.
Mentors will be available during the sessions which are online webinars. Accelerated startups will have an access to Q&A in the end of each event, so we make sure there is always an assistance you may rely on. All webinars will be announced in advance.
Startups from the Validation Period will be invited to pitch their products to the main sponsors and trusted investors in order to get funding and jump into the Acceleration Stage.
Each startup that passed the validation test gets a 20,000 USD for the product launch in exchange of 10% equity and 10% fee from the money raised via crowdfunding.
We can’t be successful unless you are. PIA continues to move your company up when the program is finished, we will be glad to mentor you with a technical part such as development and production, logistics, marketing and further sales.