Transforming ideas and innovations
into products and brands.
DESIGN ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
BUSINESS IDEA ,
BASIC BUSINESS MODEL, WORKING PROTOTYPE
BUSINESS MODEL AND USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
PRODUCT AND SERVICE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
COMMUNICATION STRATEGY, PACKAGING, ETC...
COMMUNICATION SUPPORT, MARKET VALIDATION
Your product can be in physical or digital form or a service - often it is some combination of these. We expect you to have global ambition, a clear business idea, and passion for what you do.
What you get and what you give
Cash and services of a world-class design-and-creative agency, and some other goodies from our sponsors: legal, tax, accounting...
What makes DsgnFwd Design Accelerator different from other seed accelerators?
Adding Value by Design
Design can be a make-or-break factor for any product or company; it is so much more than a pretty logo or the shape of the buttons.
Design is what makes great products and inspiring brands.
Focus on Execution
We are primarily focused on execution and not only on mentoring. You will get the full service treatment of a design agency that is usually affordable only to big firms.
We will provide services for you not just teach you how to do it yourself.
DsgnFwd Design Accelerator doesn't run in generations. We treat each startup individually and accept companies into our program year-round.
Ongoing program means you can apply and start anytime.
Brand and corporate identity
Basic social channels
Validation of your business idea
3-month experience of working with design and communication experts of all specializations
Meeting top mentors relevant to your specific case
Legal, tax, and accounting advice
Contacts with international investors from Europe and United States
What you will take home upon completion
We transform ideas and innovations into products, services and brands.
Design is much more than the shape of a button or logo.
- product definition
- product design
- product prototyping
- packaging design
- unboxing experience
- service design
* The product can be in physical or digital form or a service -- usually it is some combination of all of them.
- brand and corporate identity
- signage systems
- retail and trade show space
- web sites and social channels
- user experience (UX) design
- web and mobile applications
- communication and advertising
- validation campaign
The DsgnFwd™ process is a unique fusion of integrated design and lean startup methods developed in Silicon Valley.
Early stage validation
Loft-style industrial space 10 mins. from the city center featuring various facilities
700 square meters, own bar, photo studio (sorry, no models though), prototyping for physical and software products.
1. Conference room
2. Photo & video studio
3. Coworking area I
6. Main design floor
7. Coworking area II
Some of our awesome entrepreneurs share their experience of working with Gigodesign
Due to a consistent brand image, great product design and professional exhibition stand, we were perceived as an equal player from our very first international trade show appearance as a young start-up.
Our product won the prize at the very first trade show we attended. We’ve started selling it through our website even before we found the manufacturer.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign and the CES trade show in Las Vegas 70 distributors from 30 countries all around the world are interested in Boomerang iPad mount & stand.
Ljubljana was dubbed the new Milan by a design magazine and praised for its potential by a leading tech blog.
Our work has been receiving wide acclaim both regionally and globally
Apply for the program. We will let you know about the result in no more than 15 days.
Design and branding agency
Serial entrepreneur and investor