12-wk program full of incredibly valuable online training, mentorship, and coaching from world expert entrepreneurs
Retain full ownership and control of your company because we’re not going to ask you to give up any equity
No need to pack your family up and move across the country – complete the entire program online
‘Battle-tested’ resources, advisors, and mentors to help you gain traction, hire the right talent, and scale your company
An online community of other like-minded founders, entrepreneurs, and CEOs to learn from and build your network with
Graduates get access to our investor community – we’ll get you in front of investors with a fundraising plan
1-1 Advisory and group masterminds with other entrepreneurs at your stage provides accountability to help ensure you reach traction and funding goals
If you graduate, implement everything we teach you, and still don’t raise funding for your company, we won’t abandon you, we’ll work with you to help you succeed.
Resource fees are processed through a secure, 256-bit encrypted payment processing gateway to ensure your privacy and protection
We launched an equity-free accelerator under our core company to give back to entrepreneurs, but because we don’t take equity in companies, we utilize funding from our parent company, our investors, and membership resource fee dues to help cover the materials costs of the program: books, mentors, speakers, etc. It keeps the program equity free and ensures that our team and mentors are 100% dedicated to you (we aren’t volunteers, we’re your partners!).
Yes. CTAN, otherwise known as the Central Texas Angel Network , one of the largest angel networks in the world (though smaller than our community and less deal-flow), charges $250 to apply, $5,000 to the startup if an investor invest, as well as yearly dues to the investors. Some investor networks in the Valley and New York charge $2,000-$3,000 just to pitch them and more for access to pitches. Unlike most angel networks and accelerators that have 1-2 cycles per year, our resource fee helps us have a year around staff, program, and 2-3 day application turn-around to help as many entrepreneurs as possible.
Along with connecting you to our investors and helping you build a fundraising plan, we have a fund for investing into the top graduates of our cohorts. The goal of a cohort is to work together to succeed, but also it’s also to motivate you to compete with each other over who grows the most. Remember, being the biggest and baddest, doesn’t always = investment. Grit does. When we invest it depends on the stage and valuation of the company at the end of the program- it can be anywhere from $10k to $100k.
We are the first and only program like ours that is specifically tailored to fundraising. Other similar programs focus on building an MVP or getting off the ground ONLY, which are: Whartons Entrepreneur Accelerator (Pre-Accelerator) for $2,600, Draper University (Pre-Accelerator) for $12,000, Founder Institute (Pre-Accelerator) for $999 + equity as well as a few other hybrids that take equity plus a course or resource fee. We’re proud to offer the most affordable full accelerator that is equity free, that invest in the top graduates, and has a world-renowned team of “real entrepreneurs” who’ve founded and sold companies.