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.

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VENTURES WE ARE SEEKING

Jaguar Land Rover is interested in innovative technology that has the potential to be adapted and/or integrated into an automotive environment, adding value to our customers. For example, we would consider any product or service that provides information or entertainment to either a driver or passenger inside a vehicle, or benefit an individual interacting with vehicle-related functions remotely.

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

Space

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.

Funding

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.

Mentorship

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.

Networks

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.

OUR MENTORS

Nick Rogers

Nick Rogers

Group Engineering Director,
Jaguar Land Rover
Ian Callum

Ian Callum

Director of Design, Jaguar
Amber Case

Amber Case

UX Designer and Author
Julie Logan

Julie Logan

Director of Brand Strategy, Giphy
Philip Potkowski

Philip Potkowski

Managing Partner, P3
Josh Reich

Josh Reich

Co-founder and CEO, Simple
Dylan Boyd

Dylan Boyd

Director, R/GA Ventures
Brent Bushnell

Brent Bushnell

CEO and Roustabout, Two Bit Circus
Vince LaVecchia

Vince LaVecchia

Co-owner and COO, Instrument
Al Zimmerman

Al Zimmerman

Designer, Engineer, Teacher
Carly Cooper

Carly Cooper

Head of Experience Design, Infosys
Tarun Nimmagadda

Tarun Nimmagadda

Co-CEO and Co-founder, Mutual Mobile
Drew Fletcher

Drew Fletcher

Director of Global Digital Corporate Development, Nike
Dave Allen

Dave Allen

Global Artist Relations Apple Music, Apple Inc.
Shashi Jain

Shashi Jain

IoT Innovation Manager, Intel Corp.
Toby Barnes

Toby Barnes

Group Product Strategy Director, AKQA
Jeff Martens

Jeff Martens

Technologist/Entrepreneur, Product Manager at New Relic
Michael Jones

Michael Jones

Director of Product Development, Salesforce
Nitin Khanna

Nitin Khanna

Founder and CEO, MergerTech and Saber Software
Mike Pacchione

Mike Pacchione

Corporate Trainer and Speech Coach
Adam DuVander

Adam DuVander

Director of Developer Relations, Orchestrate
Daniel T. Wood

Daniel T. Wood

Experience Strategy Director and Founder, MIRA Agency
Todd Ames

Todd Ames

Senior Manager of Digital Innovation, Adidas
Jeff Hoffman

Jeff Hoffman

Global Mentor of Entrepreneurs, and Founder, Priceline.com
Steve Davis

Steve Davis

Longtime Startup Attorney, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Jennifer Lankford

Jennifer Lankford

Director of Communications, Crowd Supply
Michelle Childs

Michelle Childs

User Experience Expert
Alex Williams

Alex Williams

VP and Creative Director, Trendline Interactive
Mark Zusman

Mark Zusman

Publisher, Willamette Week, and Founder, TechFestNW/MusicFestNW
David Embree

David Embree

CEO, Athletepath
Jeff Mergy

Jeff Mergy

Director of Global Innovation, Columbia Sportswear
Justin Yuen

Justin Yuen

Founder and President, FMYI, Inc.
Mike Buckley

Mike Buckley

VP of Strategic Partnerships, Nike+
Skip Newberry

Skip Newberry

President and CEO, Technology Association of Oregon
Sheryl Maloney

Sheryl Maloney

Senior Manager of Digital Innovation, Adidas
Kevin Hurst

Kevin Hurst

Advisor and Former VP of Mobile Products, eBay
Krista Berlincourt

Krista Berlincourt

Head of Communications, Simple
Rehan Hasan

Rehan Hasan

Corporate Lawyer and Business Advisor
Kate Puckett

Kate Puckett

Business and Corporate Lawyer
Jim Zemlin

Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation