Indianapolis-based The Heritage Group and Techstars are teaming up for the second year to help 10 startup teams scale their innovative ideas. The company says the accelerator’s 2020 class of Next-Gen Hardtech Tech Companies includes founders and companies that are developing new solutions for some of the world’s biggest problems.
Techstars and The Heritage Group say the teams represent a diverse skill set, from construction tech and the industrial Internet of Things to sustainable material manufacturers. The startups are working on technologies such as repurposing plastic, reducing carbon emissions, and increasing worker safety.
“The accelerator is an opportunity to combine the material science expertise of The Heritage Group with the passion and vision of entrepreneurs to drive real change in the material science and hardtech space,” said Kip Frey, executive vice president of new ventures for The Heritage Group. “In partnership with Techstars, we look forward to welcoming a new class of entrepreneurs to Indianapolis and helping them build successful businesses.”
Over the next 13 weeks, startups will scale their businesses and go to-market strategies under the guidance of mentors from Techstars and THG’s networks. THG says founders will work with experts in various industry specializations to accelerate and overcome some of hardtech’s common challenges, including planning commercialization strategy, demonstrating proof of technology, securing pilot project opportunities, and acquiring new customers to grow revenue streams.
You can connect with the full list of teams by clicking here.