The Design Accelerator is an incubator aimed at helping startups grow by merging great design, cutting-edge technology and business strategy to spur innovation. Startups are selected based on their ability to demonstrate the value of human-centered design in support of advanced technologies, and the potential to disrupt the marketplace. By virtue of the institutions and people involved, The Design Accelerator sees many talented early-stage entrepreneurs with truly significant ideas—which translates into great opportunities for everyone involved. In addition to accelerating the creative capacity of ArtCenter and Caltech alumni, The Design Accelerator pulls a large number of early-stage entrepreneurs from across Greater Los Angeles. The firm was established in 2013 by ArtCenter in partnership with California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Idealab.

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Location: Pasadena, California, United States