SecondMuse’s M-Corps just got a whole lot stronger with the addition of Dragon Innovation as our lead sponsor and core design-for-manufacturing partner. Over the next two years, we’ll be helping dozens of cleantech startups manufacture and get to market across New York State. Dragon Innovation will be alongside us to spearhead startups’ journey from prototype to high-volume factory production.
Manufacturing (and all its pitfalls) starts well before production, which is why we felt Dragon was the perfect fit for the NYSERDA-funded M-Corps. M-Corps startups will have free access to Dragon’s Product Planner, the industry-leading insight platform, as well as mentorship from Dragon engineers. The Boston-based firm works with companies as soon as they have a bill of materials and CAD Design. “The decisions you make early on cast a long shadow,” says Dragon Innovation CEO Scott N. Miller. M-Corps and Dragon will ensure that founders don’t make costly mistakes.
Product Planner shepherds startups through design decisions, material selection, quality plans, factory selections, cash flow reports, and more. Dragon will also help translate cleantech startups’ production needs into a language manufacturers understand. We’re excited to have Dragon on board and will be sharing lessons and anecdotes from the journey along the way. Head to Dragon’s website and join them on Instagram and Twitter, too.
From brewer’s waste upcycling to urban e-biking, the new M-Corps cohort is building a cleaner future, and tackling carbon emissions, from many angles covers more ground as we seek to reduce carbon emissions. Not only are these founders building companies, they’re also allies and mentors for each other during the program. Check out the new M-Corps cohort as well as the class from 2018-2019.
SecondMuse is looking for six cleantech startups who are paving the way for a more sustainable future, especially those with strong teams and products who need assistance scaling up to manufacturing. Applications are open through Sept 9.
In January, SecondMuse continued its newest series of hardware startup support. This session focused on Supply Chain Strategy at New Lab in Brooklyn Navy Yard. NYCEDC’s Stacey Weismiller and Inventaprint’s Rich Mokuolu lead attendees through an essential presentation on sourcing and production.