Product & Fashion Accelerators
There are about 1,200 U.S. software accelerators, but only a dozen or so for hardware. CoMADE is home to accelerators for physical products and fashion startups. These eight month-long programs provide education and training for a limited number of scalable new or small firms that receive a fixed stipend for materials, services, and living costs. A key goal is to attract funding on program completion. Teams are evaluated on criteria that includes quality of people, product ideas, and likelihood of attracting funding.