What You Get



$20k Seed Funding

Each startup in emerge Xcelerate will receive a $20,000 convertible note to help cover expenses for the duration of the program. 


Design Support


Kendall College Art & Design Faculty and Students

We leveraged one of the strongest design schools in the Mid West to provide services to our Xcelerator Clients. Companies have access to industrial and graphic design expertise throughout the six month period.



Holland Litho
Printing Services

One of the largest paper and printing companies in West Michigan offers printing services to Xcelerate Clients. Clients get free business card, brochure and promotional material printing. 


Technology Package

$10,000 in Amazon Web Services Credits (good for 2 years). 12 months of Developer Support.


Industrial & Graphic Design Software

Adobe Master Collection CS6, SOLIDWORKS,  Rhino 3D and more.





Maker Space


The Geek Group

Access to prototyping and machine time at The Geek Group.


Human Centered Design


A non-profit, hybrid education and business institution, with a focus on innovation and human-centered design. We created catalysts for change through custom workshops, “unconsulting,” and our 30-week Innovation Methods Certification journey.


Legal & Accounting Services


Assistance with company formation, operating agreements, term sheets, intellectual property and other advising services. 



Tax, accounting, payroll, and auditing services.