Incubator Program Keri Nicole
JLR launched its inaugural Winter Cohort of the Tech Incubator in January 2016 in our new cutting-edge facility in Portland, OR. Companies co-work and gain the funding, engineering and design support, mentorship, and tools needed to enter and/or rapidly grow in the automotive industry. We will accept about 12 companies per year in overlapping, six-month cohorts.
Our application period is now open on a rolling basis.
While we expect a large number of applicants traditionally working in the automotive industry, we also welcome other early-stage startups with products that do not yet, but could be, integrated and adapted into a car with the help of an engineering team.
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WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?
Beautiful, fully furnished equipped workspace
Six months in a beautiful, fully furnished and equipped workspace with a range of amenities in Northwest Portland, OR. Each company has access to common areas, conference rooms, vehicles and equipment.
Engineering and Technical Support
Work with JLR Engineers and Designers
Companies can utilize our in-house engineers and designers to receive support and access to the tools and expertise to build their products and integrate them into JLR’s vehicles.
Up to $250,000 direct investment and services
We’ll provide up to $250,000 in a combination of direct investment and services. The agreement with each company will differ.
Best-in-class industry leaders
Learn from best-in-class industry leaders and subject-matter experts who provide a broad range of support according to the company’s needs.
JLR public and private sector partnerships and more
Companies co-work with one another, while engaging with broader entrepreneurial and mentorship communities, with opportunities to leverage JLR’s public and private sector partnerships. In addition to direct introductions, JLR organizes regular events bringing various communities together.
Tools and Equipment
Access to vehicles, lab, tools, etc.
Opportunity to access vehicles for joint development and technology/product integration purposes, along with loan of hardware and assistance with software from JLR development team.
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Co-CEO and Co-founder, Mutual Mobile
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Global Artist Relations Apple Music, Apple Inc.
IoT Innovation Manager, Intel Corp.
Group Product Strategy Director, AKQA
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Director of Developer Relations, Orchestrate
Daniel T. Wood
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User Experience Expert
VP and Creative Director, Trendline Interactive
Publisher, Willamette Week, and Founder, TechFestNW/MusicFestNW
Director of Global Innovation, Columbia Sportswear
Founder and President, FMYI, Inc.
VP of Strategic Partnerships, Nike+
President and CEO, Technology Association of Oregon