Accelerator ProgrAM | 6 mONTHS Personalized Program

DesignGild offers an immersive program that leverages the rich design thinking and design doing experience of MIT ID. The program will have two strands- DESIGN & MAKE under which the start-ups will be exposed to latest design methods and processes to enable them unlock business opportunities. The program will have one-on-one sessions with experienced design mentors and a dedicated design team that works with the start-up through the various stages from design strategy to execution. The program will provide access to a wide network of manufacturers, technology partners, software developers and advanced prototyping facilities to convert ideas in to real market ready products. The program will have inputs on design thinking, lean and agile methodologies, business model innovation, service design, brand communications and other various concepts and tools that make the start-up market-ready. The program equips the start-ups to create compelling customer experiences and long term business value by keeping Design at the core of business.


A strong team + Ambition to solve complex problems + Passion to innovate + A product idea

You Get

Business opportunity identification using design thinking tools and methodologies

Customized Design and business strategy road map (from idea definition to market-ready product proposition)
One-on-one session with design and business experts to determine desirability, feasibility and viability of the idea
Open access to design and business mentors and subject matter experts
Training and toolkits in lean product development and validation
Access to prototyping facilities, vendor network for manufacturing and development experts for coding.
Opportunity to hire a dedicated design resource
Opportunity to meet potential design partners/co-founders
Free co-working space and exposure to investors nationally and globally
Company formation support, IPR consulting and legal facilitation
Free membership to DesignGild providing access to workshops and events held throughout the year


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Investor | Meet our Start-ups and invest in their venture

Mentor | Engage with our start-ups as an advisor

Technology/Manufacturing Partner | Join our start-ups and provide technology or manufacturing support

Business Support Expert | Partner with us for IPR, tax and business related consulting

Incubator/Accelerator | Implement the DesignGild Programs or collaborate

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