Accelerator Program

Benefit from dedicated time to develop your Forge application – with direct help from Forge engineering experts.

 

 

Upcoming Accelerators

Forbidden City, Virtual Accelerator

March 22-26

Biringan City - Virtual Accelerator

April 26-30

Ys, Virtual Accelerator

May 24-28

2021 Virtual Accelerator Line-up

These are our virtual Accelerators taking place later in the year.  Click on the city name below to apply for one of these events. 

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.

 

View the Recordings

Forge partner talks

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, Resolve

 

See what they created

"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

 

See what they created

Interested in attending?

Download this convince your manager letter below and tell them you want to fast-track your application development with a Forge Accelerator.

 

Convince Your Manager

Questions?

Reach out if you have any questions on the program or an upcoming event.

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