Applications are now open for the third year of SecondMuse’s M-Corps. In partnership with NextCorps’ Hardware Scaleup in Rochester, these two programs support climate tech startups across the state.
M-Corps makes manufacturing and getting to market easier. From a customized team of technical experts to manufacturing tools to accurately assess your manufacturing process, to curated manufacturing tours in New York State, and a community of cleantech peers who are on the same journey as you, M-Corps will help you get through manufacturing and get your product to market.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM
As a startup, it’s hard to know what you don’t know. If you are a climate tech startup who is paving the way for a more sustainable future, join us for the fall cohort so we can push your product over the finish line and get you to market faster! Join us for manufacturing workshops across New York City, stay up to date on recent news and check out essential startup resources.
M-Corps, a manufacturing program by SecondMuse in NYC, and NextCorps in Rochester, is funded to NYSERDA’s climate tech startup suite of programs. M-Corps and Hardware Scaleup focus on getting founders through the Valley of Death to launch pilots, fulfill first orders, and get new climate tech products to market. NYSERDA funds a number of programs to take climate tech ideas from concept to market across the globe.
M-Corps equips a select cohort of climate tech startups with a statewide manufacturing team – from product and package designers to engineers and supply chain experts. M-Corps startups are learning what to expect from the manufacturing process and connect with appropriate experts at critical times. Get your product designed, refined and made faster.
To provide technical support throughout the manufacturing process so that founders feel more confident, make fewer mistakes, and are able to scale up production to meet customer and client needs now and in the future. From early design for manufacturing, to refining a prototype, to negotiating partner and supplier agreements, to logistics management, M-Corps is dedicated to helping navigate time-sensitive, critical decisions throughout the full manufacturing process.
Improve Your Manufacturing Plan
Build a manufacturing roadmap with the support of technical experts and secure resources and partners to help make it a reality.
Understand and select the tools to manage the manufacturing process. Get feedback and support to put together a document package to seamlessly manufacture your product.
Improve and Finalize the Design
Refine the prototype and design for manufacturing. Incorporate product testing and certification processes well before you need to test and certify.
Select the Right Partners
Select, communicate, and negotiate your manufacturing run with suppliers and partners. With the help of experts who have been through it, consider the logistics of how all the pieces come together. Visit manufacturers across the state to find the right fit for you.
Make Customers Happy
Prepare your distribution, quality assurance, logistics and fulfillment plans to deliver high quality products, on time, to your customers. M-Corps will help speed up the time between pilot prototype and final delivery.
Scale Up Production
Embed learnings to develop both short and long-term plans to sustain the quality, reliability, and financial growth of your manufacturing company.
M-Corps is New York State’s first cleantech manufacturing program. We are always recruiting technical experts to mentor startups in the following areas: design-for-manufacturing, industrial design, sourcing, supply chain, logistics, inventory management, fundraising and investment, and operations. If you’d like to join M-Corps’ statewide coalition, apply below!
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SecondMuse’s partners and sponsors are visionaries who are building 21st-century economies. Together, we are dedicated to growing cleantech innovation in New York State, making it easier to get innovative products to market, and planning for a more sustainable future. If you would like to join us, reach out via the contact section in the footer.