Machu Picchu, Virtual Accelerator
January 25-29, 2021
Waldspirale, Virtual Accelerator
February 22-26, 2021
2020 Accelerator Lineup
Click on a city below to apply for the event. Events marked 'TBD' have been cancelled due to COVID-19. As soon as we are able, we will reschedule them.
Denver, CO, USA
São Paulo, Brazil
Boston, MA, USA
Want to hear from Accelerator Alumni?
Check out the Forge Partner Talks webinar series to hear form Forge partners on topics like digital twins, AR/VR, dashboards, and configurators.
What is a Forge Accelerator?
A Forge Accelerator is a week-long opportunity for developers to work intensively on a chosen project with help and support directly from Autodesk's Forge team.
Attend an Accelerator to network with industry experts and peers, exchange ideas, and build your proof-of-concept.
Is the Forge Accelerator right for you?
Who should attend: creative developers who want to spend supported time working on Forge projects.
What to expect: advance your Forge application with distraction free, immersive, 1-on-1 support from experts. Most leave with a working proof of concept.
How much does it cost: there are no fees to register or attend a Forge accelerator. If the event is in-person, participants are responsible only for their travel, food, and accommodations.
The week at a glance
Kick off the week with intros, overviews, and updates from Forge experts. Then roll up your sleeves and code. Forge engineering team members are on hand to troubleshoot and guide you through project issues and challenges. At the close of the event, you'll get to present your prototype to the Forge experts and other attendees.
In addition, you can take advantage of:
- Autodesk product and development team expertise
- A focus on important aspects of cloud development
- Exchanging ideas with developers and industry peers
- Fun outings like dinner, sporting events, tours, etc. (if in-person)
See what people are saying
"The Accelerator is a really good experience. We came with a laundry list of things a few specific problems we were trying to solve. And having the team say 'you know that IS hard, let's solve it together' was great."
Ben Burris, CTO, Grit Virtual
"I would definitely recommend the Accelerator. It was actually a blessing for us to be here. Free help for us to get going, which is unusual. It probably pushed us a lot farther than we could have back at the office."
Adam Keating, Colab Software
"One of the biggest benefits of the accelerators is definitely getting face-to-face time with Forge experts. We can email back and forth, we can submit issues. But at the end of the day, being able to walk through certain challenges, ask them questions about specific Forge APIs; just like VR meetings, you can solve things must faster because you're actually confronting the problems with people all simultaneously chiming in, rather than the inefficiencies of back and forth emails or slack messages."
Angel Say, CEO, InsiteVR
"Having the Forge team there, and being able to just have that real time dialogue is fantastic. It's a nice community to be engaged with and being able to talk to these guys if we run into a problem with the API, or we've got an idea. You come in with an idea and normally by the end you're coming out with a product that needs some polish but you've at least got over the proof of concept stage. The amount of functionality we now have because we came and said, 'look, we've got this challenge, we're not quite sure how to solve it.' And they worked with us."
Max Mallia-Parfitt, Director of Applied Technologies, Fulcro
"We had made a prototype before we went to the Accelerator. And then we went there and we met with Jim's team and all these amazing guys. And they really helped us to make this application even better."
Frode Tørresdal, Head of Development for BIM and Structural Engineering, Norconsult Information Systems