Our Programs

We curate and develop our programs around our partners’ strategic objectives. From there, we build our cohort—selecting companies that are connected by a common innovation or theme.

Sports Tech – Marketing Tech – Connected Commerce – IoT – Hospitality – Digital Media

At the start of each program, we work with companies to identify their needs—and develop a custom project plan that culminates in a Demo Day. We’ve helped alumni accelerate business development, refine their technology, and even take their products from idea to reality.

 

Global Network

Since our first program in New York, we’ve tapped into R/GA’s global office network to launch programs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Berlin, and we’re expanding every year.

  • Completed and current programs
  • Future programs
San Francisco sf
  • R/GA Connected Commerce 2016
Los Angeles la
  • LA Dodgers Accelerator 2015
  • LA Dodgers Accelerator 2016
New York ny
  • R/GA IoT Accelerator 2014
  • R/GA IoT Accelerator 2015
  • R/GA Marketing Studio with IPG and Snap 2017
  • Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio 2017
  • Macquarie Capital Venture Studio
  • Cannes Startup Academy
London ldn
  • R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK 2017
  • R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK 2018
Berlin ber
  • METRO Accelerator 2016
São Paulo sp
Singapore sy
Shanghai sh
Tokyo tyo
Portland pd
  • Leap Venture Studio
  • San Francisco

    • R/GA Connected Commerce 2016
  • Los Angeles

    • LA Dodgers Accelerator 2016
    • LA Dodgers Accelerator 2015
  • New York

    • Cannes Startup Academy
    • Macquarie Capital Venture Studio
    • Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio 2017
    • R/GA Marketing Studio with IPG and Snap 2017
    • R/GA IoT Accelerator 2015
    • R/GA IoT Accelerator 2014
  • London

    • R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK 2018
    • R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK 2017
  • Berlin

    • METRO Accelerator 2016
  • Portland

    • Leap Venture Studio

Upcoming and Current Programs

Summer 2018

Leap Venture Studio

In partnership Mars Petcare and Michelson Found Animals, we partnered to launch the first startup-centric accelerator program built to springboard innovation in the growing pet ecosystem.

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Summer 2018

Macquarie Capital Venture Studio with R/GA

The Macquarie Capital Venture Studio with R/GA is a platform designed to promote innovations in InfraTech, with a focus on energy from source to switch.

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Completed Programs

Summer 2018

Cannes Startup Academy with R/GA

In partnership with Cannes Lions innovation, our fourth Cannes Startup Academy identified international female founders across the global startup ecosystem: identifying technology-enabled companies with the potential to impact the marketing, media, and communications and advertising industries, and exposing global brands to an expanded pool of innovative solutions.

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Winter 2018

R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK

In partnership for a second time with Innovate UK, the UK Government’s innovation agency, to identify startups using IoT Technology to create disruptive products and services. Themes and areas of focus include enterprise IoT, blockchain, augmented reality, and more.

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Fall 2017

Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio with R/GA

Verizon tasked us with developing significant strategic insight into their various business units: identifying critical needs, defining innovation opportunities, and executing successful pilot integrations with startups. Of the eight startups in the cohort, four are now working with properties like Oath, go90, and envrmnt, solving problems around digital content optimization, VR/AR analytics, peer-to-peer streaming, and video content insights.

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Summer 2017

R/GA Marketing Tech Venture Studio with IPG and Snap, Inc.

Snap wanted to augment its mobile advertising capabilities to reach new audiences in more authentic ways. They were interested in the technologies that shaped the creation and delivery of these mobile experiences—so we identified eight startups specializing in content marketplaces, interactive and enhanced ad units, and advanced analytics and targeting. Of the eight startups in the cohort, more than half are now Snap Preferred Partners.

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Winter 2017

R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK

In partnership with Innovate UK, we set out to identify the startups using IoT technology to create disruptive products and services. Focused on the overarching areas of IoT and Connected Spaces, we identified 10 startups in areas like connected finance, security, robotics and actuation, smart home 2.0, and smart infrastructure.

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Summer 2016

LA Dodgers Accelerator with R/GA

Our second Dodgers Accelerator focused specifically on identifying growth-stage companies with the potential for partnerships, pilots and testbeds. One such initiative brought together startups ShotTracker and Keemotion to power the 80th NAIA Division 1 Men’s National Championship Basketball Tournament, serving instant analytics and high-definition video to players and fans throughout the six-day tournament.

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Summer 2016

R/GA Connected Commerce Accelerator in partnership with Westfield Labs

In partnership with Westfield Labs, the innovation arm of global mall operator Westfield Corp., our San Francisco-based accelerator identified companies building new retail and commerce strategies through connected experiences and technologies.

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Winter 2016

METRO Accelerator

In partnership with German retailer METRO, the fourth-largest retailer by revenue in the world, our Berlin-based accelerator identified companies focused on developing transformative digital solutions for a changing food and hospitality industry.

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Summer 2015

LA Dodgers Accelerator with R/GA

Our first Dodgers Accelerator was the first SportsTech program of its kind—identifying companies developing innovative technologies, platforms, and products at the intersection of sports, technology, media, and entertainment.

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Winter 2015

R/GA IoT Accelerator

Our second IoT program identified later-stage companies focused on scalability and growth, building enterprise and industrial IoT solutions across industries and verticals.

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Winter 2014

R/GA IoT Accelerator

Our first accelerator program identified early-stage companies combining hardware, software, data and digital services to build connected devices that solve new problems.

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Our Partners