A Rigorous Design Thinking Program on Both Coasts

$50K + $75K

You receive a $125K investment. $50K is cash to give you five months of runway to do needfinding with your customers, prototype your solutions, and build traction with your audience. $75K covers the accelerator services.


Matter is the intersection of innovation and media, which is why our program is interwoven in both San Francisco and New York City communities. Your team will be based in one location, but gain exposure in both.

20 Weeks

Over the course of the program, you’ll immerse yourself in a collaborative culture based in design thinking to help you be more human-centered and prototype-driven. With the help of our community, you’ll fail fast to achieve product/market fit sooner.

Program Timeline

After beginning with a week-long design thinking bootcamp, each month-long sprint ends in a Design Review, where the entrepreneurs pitch in a safe space with our community to get feedback as they build momentum towards Demo Day.

The entire class comes together for key milestones during the program: Bootcamp and Design Review Zero in San Francisco, Design Review Two in New York, and Demo Days in both location. Throughout the rest of the 5 months, we create a structured, supportive environment at each location with workshops, weekly speakers, and office hours.

(Please note: the dates on the timeline are representative and don’t reflect the timeline of our next class, which we will announce once it’s locked in.)