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The Newchip Accelerator Program was developed to operate like an Executive MBA program, running after work hours each week, and with all of the assignments designed to be done at your own pace.

Traditional classroom-style accelerator programs spend virtually no time teaching founders how to quickly and effectively raise capital. The average fundraising round for startups takes 12 months or more, with only 4% of companies being successful.

The Newchip Accelerator, on average, cuts fundraising time in half and 70% of our graduates are able to successfully raise capital.

Below you’ll find the requirements for each of our accelerator programs, what’s required to graduate, and what you’ll be learning based on your company stage and program: 

The Pre-Seed Accelerator Program™

Program Focus:

  • Raising up to $1M+
  • Growing revenue to $1M+

Program Length:

  • Up to 6 Months/24 Weeks

The Series Seed Accelerator Program™

Program Focus:

  • Raising up to $5M+
  • Scaling revenue to $3M+

Program Length:

  • Up to 6 Months/24 Weeks

The Series A Accelerator Program™

Program Focus:

  • Raising up to $10M+
  • Scaling revenue to $10M+

Program Length:

  • Up to 6 Months/24 Weeks

Program benefits

24-Week Program

6-mo’s full of CEO and startup training, mentorship, and coaching from serial entrepreneurs and veteran investors.

100% Equity Free

Retain full ownership and control of your company because all of our accelerator programs are equity-free.

100% Online Programs

No need to pack your business up and move anywhere – complete the entire program remote and online.

Advisors & Mentors

Our Mentors and Advisors represent the top 3% of entrepreneurs – IPOs, millions raised, M & A – they’ve done it all.

Community Access

An online community of like minded founders, investors, and mentors to learn from and build your network.

Group Accountability

Monthly group masterminds with likeminded entrepreneurs provide accountability to reach your goals.

Connect Platform

6 months of access to our Newchip Connect platform to meet hundreds of new investors, partners, and potential cofounders or talent.

Investor Office Hours

Our IR and Advisor teams host daily Q&A and Office Hour sessions with hundreds of investors and experts each month.

Investor Access

Get in front of 100’s of investors with a strong fundraising plan at our Demo Weeks and ongoing intros to investors throughout the program.

Not Ready Yet? Enroll in Our Bootcamp Pre-Accelerator Course!

Program Focus:

  • MVP Design & Go-to-Market
  • Raising Funding to Build MVP
  • Generating Initial Traction

Program Length:

  • Self-Paced Program

Program Includes:

  • 30+ Hours of Online Modules
  • Pre-Accelerator Community
  • Startup Legal Templates
  • Incorporation Assistance
  • Partner Discounts & Resources
  • Monthly Workshop Access

program CurriculUM

Before you venture out to create any product or solution, it is wise to first learn and deeply understand the market or industry. Without a detailed understanding of the competitive landscape, industry structure, growth outlook, and other key factors, your idea could be fraught with incorrect existential assumptions. 

Stories are one of the most powerful forces known to mankind. Without stories, humans would not have been capable of organizing into functional societies that foster cooperation, knowledge, and friendship. This means that stories are the currency of life. It means that humans need stories. It means storytelling is at the heart of marketing, and you must learn the craft of storytelling to grow your own brand.

Your story begins with a purpose. Why did you start your company? What drove that decision and what problem did you set out to solve? What motivates you to succeed when the odds appear insurmountable? You need to make sure your passion shines through and investors get to see the real you.

Questions force you to break your pattern of thought and process them. As a potential startup, you must learn to ask powerful questions that tell a story that will woo potential users and investors.

Public speaking is an essential skill to master for founders. In your entrepreneurial journey, you will encounter people from all walks of life that could potentially become future investors, business partners, colleagues, customers, and more. How you present yourself makes all the difference — with the potential to turn a one-time encounter into a more meaningful and fruitful relationship. 

Choosing a cofounder is a momentous decision for your startup and it’s just as important as choosing a marriage partner. In fact, it is a marriage of sorts and if it falls apart, your family, friends, and company, will be the ones feeling the impact of it the most.

If you’re working with a cofounder, it is imperative that you create a mutual, symbiotic dynamic built on strong communication, empathy, the division of responsibilities, and honesty. Startup founders who fail to cement a strong foundation in the earliest stages of their ideas often end up with high conflict and failure. 

If you’re not building a product that users absolutely love, then why are you even building it? More importantly, why are you trying to build a business out of that product? As a startup, you don’t have the luxury of building anything less than amazing, let alone something that doesn’t address a real problem or need. 

Building an Investable Product

Product Vision vs. Solutions vs Really Cool Stuff vs Customer Desires

Building Products: The Reality vs. Vision

Finding Product-Market Fit

Product Design and Prototyping

How to Get Users and Grow

Pitch Deck Fundamentals

You don’t need to have a fully-built product or solution to raise money from investors, let alone close friends or family. At the idea stage, it is possible to tap into your immediate network to raise your very first source of capital that will allow you to focus increasing amounts of time on creating your vision.

You will not raise enough money early on to create the best, feature-complete version of your product. You have to think in terms of MVP early on to get to that next funding round until you raise that one big round that gives you the ability to take your big shot. MVP is not just a description of a product’s quality – it is a total mindset for how you run your startup. Unless you are one of the lucky few to have access to VC capital with no traction, you’re stuck proving that your idea is viable before you get the funding.

You’ve heard “time is money,” and in a startup, money is always time. As a pre-seed entrepreneur, you are on a tight timeline to secure the funding necessary to cement the foundation of your business. Speed is critical to the future outlook and success of your business, which is why you must strive to raise your pre-seed round in under 90 days.

You need to know as an entrepreneur how you will raise money and need to develop a strategy that works for your company. You also need to know your runway to calculate your next moves based on it. This is why you need to plan your fundraising around your available runway.

Building the founding team of a startup is a daunting task. Not only do you have to find a handful of highly capable individuals who are skilled and capable of turning your vision into reality, but you also need them to be hungry enough to achieve the goal over the long term. An indelible component of this is to focus on building a culture that scales long term across teams.

Raising funds for a startup that already has an idea or even an MVP can at times be easier. However, how does one fund a startup that is only an idea and nothing else to show? Investors are increasingly investing not only in ideas but also in founders and the teams that back them. 

When you present your company to investors, you need to show them a slide presentation that provides a quick overview of your business. This is known as a “pitch deck,” and it is an important fundraising tool that most entrepreneurs misunderstand. Knowing how to craft a compelling pitch deck can mean the difference between winning or losing an investor. Startup fundraising is a complex game for any entrepreneur to play. Raising from Angel investors, however, doesn’t need to be as challenging. As the fundraising landscape evolves, entrepreneurs need to adapt to the changing needs and expectations of initial investors in order to successfully close an Angel round that can lead to further major raises.

After developing a minimum viable product (MVP), many startups do not know what to do next. If they have avoided the trap of “If we build it, they will come” mentality, they may think the next step is to add features and perfect the product, or to shelve it because it’s not fully loaded and go work on something else. What they lose sight of is that one of the best things that a startup can do: turning a minimum viable product into a minimum marketable product that can be sold either to investors or potential customers and end-users.

Fundraising entails much more than knocking on doors and collecting investor checks. There are best practices and common approaches that are followed rigorously throughout any fundraising stage. As an entrepreneur, you must know how to build an investor funnel to draw in prospects, build a viable data-room to demonstrate key financials and KPIs, and protect your startup from any potential mistakes that could impact your deal cycle.

Although fundraising is solely the responsibility of the CEO, it is wise to partner with advisors who provide strategic value to a startup. Bringing on advisors who add real value to the inner workings of a startup can ultimately accelerate the funding process because investors like to put their money in businesses that have solid strategies and processes.

Far too many entrepreneurs fail to raise the funds needed to sustain their businesses because they are thinking about fundraising the wrong way. This is often the result of founders being focusing more on pitching an idea to as many investors as possible, rather than building effective relationships with investors. It takes about seven touches to close an investment deal, which is why entrepreneurs must focus less on pitching and more on building sustainable, long-term investor relationships.

In order to succeed in any given market or industry, startups must maintain an open understanding of the competitive landscape. Moreover, knowing how to read the competition is crucial in today’s fast-changing world as a startup needs to be ready to adapt to the evolving trends and dynamics of any given marketplace. This is why startups need to have a competitive roadmap that strategizes potential outcomes based on competitive movements.

If you are seeking traditional VC or angel investment dollars, then you need to build an investable product, or at the very least an investable MVP. If you aren’t building a product that is scalable, positioned for a growth market, built with a business model in mind for recurring revenue, and priced right with profit-friendly margins, then you probably won’t find interested investors. Moreover, if end users don’t absolutely love you MVP or product, you are in trouble.

Once investors give an entrepreneur the green light, they will likely spend some time performing due diligence on the business. This is a crucial component of the fundraising process through which entrepreneurs must cooperate in order to ensure expedient delivery of funds. The last thing any startup needs is for an investor to back out of the deal at the last minute because of red flags that emerged during the due diligence phase.

The cap table is one of those things that every startup does wrong and delays the close of any deal, because you have to fix it before the round of money can come in. Other questions will come up surrounding how much do you set aside for the employee option pool. It is important to compensate your star performers with equity because you can’t afford to pay them with a billion-dollar enterprise does. The cap table and equity is a tricky but crucial aspect of your business and we will equip you with the fundamentals so you can grow from there instead of being lost.

The goal in the fundraising game is to close the right deals for your startup. A major component of this process is securing enough capital without giving up so much control of the business. Most investors will want some control over the company but that doesn’t mean entrepreneurs have to bend to their will when closing deals. Again, this is their company and the ultimate control remains theirs. The key here is strategic investor negotiation.

Turning a big idea into a solid MVP requires an iterative process of testing and adjusting. Entrepreneurs who adopt a lean mindset in the earliest stages find themselves building a product that not only meets a real problem or need but also creating a business that is positioned for long-term growth against competitors. The last thing any startup wants to do is waste time, money, and energy building something that nobody wants.

Choosing a co-founder is a momentous decision for your startup and it’s just as important as choosing a marriage partner. In fact, it is a marriage and if it falls apart, your family, friends, and company will be the ones feeling the impact of it the most. So while it isn’t a real marriage, and there are many ways to go about finding and choosing your cofounder, it is very important to put deep thought and consideration into who you choose as a co-founder before you even negotiate their place in the startup and calculate any equity splits.

Raising capital can take a long time. Raising large amounts of capital can take even more time. There is no way to get cash as fast as an ATM, but there are steps you can take to smooth the road for your fundraising. You need an efficient funnel that you manage to reach out to investors. You need to convince them without having to chase them down. You have to make them feel secure in their due diligence without a lot of wasted time. And you need to have your legal matters in order so they can invest in you without hesitation. Sounds daunting, but it can be learned.

By the time you are looking for Seed Capital, you’ve scaled a bit and have a sizeable burn rate. Unlike your earliest days where you could tighten your belt or not take a salary, now you have people that you need to retain. When you go out to raise that seed or series A capital, you have to make sure you have a plan so your company can survive and keep moving forward until you get that next money.

Getting to 20 or maybe 50 people is a recruiting and sourcing problem. Getting quality talent is always difficult. Going from 50-100 can be a cultural problem because now you’re no longer tiny and compact. Lines of communication can be tricky at 20, 30, or 50 people but by 100, they can be absolutely chaotic. Different stages of growth require different approaches to sourcing, recruiting, on-boarding, and your entire corporate process.

You will not raise enough money early on to create the best, feature-complete version of your product. You have to think in terms of MVP early on to get to that next funding round until you raise that one big round that gives you the ability to take your big shot. MVP is not just a description of a product’s quality – it is a total mindset for how you run your startup. Unless you are one of the lucky few to have access to VC capital with no traction, you’re stuck proving that your idea is viable before you get the funding.

Pitch decks are fundamental but can be tricky. Sometimes you don’t even need a pitch deck, you might use a pitch memo. A pitch deck is a way to get an investor informed and excited about the opportunity to invest in your company. Crafting a solid pitch deck and a solid pitch is the best investment in your company you can make.

There is a lot of setup and organization that goes into creating a fundraising round from beginning to the end. Creating the data rooms for investors to quickly do the due diligence that is needed is a daunting task that you’re better off doing early and updating on a regular basis. Like any veteran startup founder knows, fundraising is sales and therefore you have a funnel and metrics you can track to determine your success at fundraising.

People love to give advice, especially if you pay them cash. Many will take equity as well. Does them taking equity make them better advisors for you? Well, they are better than the ones you compensate in cash. What really makes a good advisor? You also need to know when it’s time to move on and find an advisor that is familiar with where you are now as your company grows and evolves.

Pitch and release is a terrible plan. You want to pitch, but you also want to connect with investors and add them to your network. You build relationships with them. That way, when you pitch and they defer, they might introduce you to an investor that would be interested in your deal. There are lots of reasons investors say no and most of them are not because your idea is bad.

Information about your industry is readily available from your competitors. Unless your competitors are in direct competition with you, it is possible to have a good relationship with them. You’re in the same industry so when it comes to things like government regulations or other industry-wide issues, you are in it together.

An idea validated by a user base, rather than some market statistics, is gold. Money goes to ideas that make logical sense, but money flows more easily to ideas that have already started to prove themselves. If you make a product that your users love, it gives investors confidence in that idea. A successful tactic for finding the next big opportunity for an investor is to follow the word of mouth. What people are using is a lagging indicator, but what people are telling others to use is a leading indicator.

The better your data room and the more orderly your paperwork is, the faster everything will progress. However, it is very unlikely that there won’t be some kind of ask from investors that takes a few days for you to sort out. Be prepared for that. Due diligence issues come in various ways but learning and following best practices in regards to most things should help you stay in the clear.

Don’t let a sloppy cap table hold up your deal. Remember to clean out employees that have left by terminating their vesting. Make sure all your investors are logged on the cap table so you can do all calculations accurately. If you have someone on the cap table with a special class of shares, such as ones that never dilute, you may need to buy them out.

Giving up control here is not referring to a large equity portion to an investor. It is about negotiation from a place of power. You are giving the investor the opportunity to invest in your company. Funding may be crucial but that does not mean you negotiate from a position of weakness.

What do you do when you’re out of options and it’s time to close up shop? There is surprisingly little solid information out there considering statistically, most startups fail. What if everything goes right though? We read about acquisitions all the time, but how do you get an offer? How do you vet an offer?

Continuous improvement is how you get your product from MVP to something golden that users love. There are times where you might have to start from scratch due to choices you made, but you want to minimize these. You always want to be building off what you’ve built instead of starting anew.

Where do you get cofounders if you don’t have one? It was your idea, how do you get someone on board with that and what do you give them? How necessary is it to have them? How do you vet them and make sure they are as dedicated as you are? These questions are answered in this module.

Getting the best talent is difficult. Keeping the best talent is even harder. Keeping them happy will produce superstar work, but you have to do it without going broke. How do you balance all these things? Early-stage startups have plenty of turnover, which is paradoxical because losing people at that scale deprives the company of institutional knowledge – no matter how well you document things. Managing your talent is crucial. Fair compensation via pay and equity is a start, perks are another, but most importantly, your peak performers need to feel invested and proud of their work. Some also need validation. You’ll learn to read your people and give everyone what they need.

The early startup is always about iterating a business/revenue model around an idea. When you find something that works what do you do? You double down. You also need to remove revenue streams that bleed you dry. It can be challenging since startups are not always focused on profitability so top-line revenue becomes sacred, but topline revenue with a future is the true prize. Judging when to double or when to cut requires data.

Early on the true measures of success, your “true KPIs” might not register above 0 because you’re not live. You need to identify other data metrics that do give useful insight in order to laterally understand success at an early stage. Without some kind of tracking, you might end up going in circles and throwing away money.

We live in a data-driven world so if you aren’t tracking every potential KPI and data point, you may be losing out on future revenue as well as making ill-informed decisions on the future of your company. Our goal is to help you update your financial model utilizing real data to create realistic projections, runway models, and budgets. We also want to implement a centralized database of KPI’s for you to make product-driven decisions from (in addition to utilizing them to help raise).

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“I have never seen an accelerator program that provides so much value and support as much as Newchip. We couldn’t be happier and honored. Thank you to the entire team of Newchip! So much knowledge! Again thank you!”
NADIA ASEEVAFounder, Affoodable
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“We've received massive support, personalized attention and guidance from industry leaders. They truly deliver on what they promise in the world of helping startups grow."
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“As a female founder, we have some barriers to entry. Having the support of the Newchip founders and directors was a great confidence booster, and going into those meetings with confidence has made all the difference. Newchip Connect has also helped us fill the calendar with meetings with investors.”
PIPER COCHRANEFounder, Organic Candy Company
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“Newchip changed things for me, because now I have too many investors that I’m speaking with. I’m still trying to decide which ones are the highest potential. I’m in 2nd and 3rd phone conversations with quite a few investors out there. It’s taking up a ton of my time every day which is great, and I’m very grateful.”
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“Before Newchip, I really didn’t have too much knowledge about how to fundraise. Newchip was very educational for me, as far as showing how to set-up my business on a foundational level to accept funding. I learned how to ‘move differently’, and station my business so that investors would appreciate what I have. My pitch deck was very basic when I joined the Accelerator, but when I graduated it was so much more detailed, and I’ve seen success from that. I formed a very strong relationship with the attorney that has helped me along the way, and I would not have even reached out to that attorney if I hadn’t learned the importance of having a legal partner to navigate certain situations."
BRUCE DUGANCEO, Inicia Incorporated
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“The thing that I have found in Newchip that I never had, despite all my years of being an entrepreneur, is that raising money is an art form. It’s a process, and what Newchip did is it taught me a lot of stuff that I didn’t actually know. Newchip packaged it in a way, and put together a sequence of events that was new to me. Being a process-oriented guy, that’s what I really liked about it. It followed a pipeline that I could run my project through, and I would know where to stop and start to keep moving forward. The people I dealt with were extremely knowledgeable about the things they were knowledgeable about."
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“They are knowledgeable in all the aspects of starting a business and getting investor funding, they helped me and my partners refine our pitch deck to eventually lock down our first investor commit. They are straight shooters and if they don’t know an answer, which is rare, they will tell you and direct to a person who can help. Thanks for all your help!”
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“The Newchip Accelerator focused on fundraising from day one, with most of my one-on-one sessions dedicated to techniques and how to prepare my company to raise capital. All the lessons, tools, and resources in the program, especially the financial modeling templates were fantastic. They also helped me rebuild my pitch deck, which I regularly send to investors, and the feedback has been excellent!”
MICHAEL JARMANCo-Founder & CEO, Turbo Pass
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“I can’t recommend Newchip’s Accelerator program enough! When we started with them, our message around raising capital was not clear and we were getting in our own way! They helped us understand the ‘game’ of raising capital, especially for SaaS Fintech startups like us. I’ve taken tremendous resources from Newchip and their team and some of their investment connections, and they continue to help us well after the program ended. Plus, I had a great group of CEOs who were part of the Mastermind with whom I still stay in touch. We’ve also managed to kick off a successful equity crowdfunding raise on a top platform with Newchip’s help!”
RICK MEDLENCo-Founder & CEO, Garageskins
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“Not only did the Newchip Accelerator program teach me things I’d never learn in the real world about how investors think and how to deal with them on an even playing field, but they pushed, prodded, and pulled us into being truly investment-ready. Big hats off to this team for seeing the massive void that exists between investors and great opportunities, and stepping in to fill that void. Their connections are already paying off big and we are well on our way to completing our $1M Seed round.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Since 2019, we have helped fund over $150M into startups at Newchip. Our executive team has raised millions for the companies we’ve built, invested in, and sold over the last two decades.
We launch new cohorts around the 5th of each month 11-12 times per year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and we interview for multiple cohorts at a time until each one is full. Because we fill up quickly, we recommend that you apply at least 30 days prior to your desired start date.

Our portfolio companies have raised capital from anywhere between $50K to $5M+. What matters most to us is your team and traction, but our primary focus is on startups that haven’t already raised a significant Series A round from VC’s ($10M+ in overall funding).

We invest up to $250,000 into qualifying companies that graduate our program, meet our requirements, and pass our due diligence.

No, we are industry-agnostic and consider startups and businesses in any field. We’ve worked with companies involved in 3D printing, telemedicine, intelligent energy grid systems, next-gen self-storage, drones, med-tech, and AI. In 2020, we’ve seen significant success in med-tech products, CPG, hardware, marketing tech, and consumer apps.
Yes, we regularly accept solo founders. One-person startups are tough and you’re more likely to succeed with a co-founder, so we do highly recommend having one. You might find one in the program or in our network but we’ll help teach you everything you need to know to recruit one.
It’s important for the founding team to have the skills to build their product themselves, rather than outsourcing it to someone else. For most businesses, that usually means you need a technical co-founder. However, in some businesses and locations, this just isn’t possible. For these companies, we recommend outsourcing until you can bring it in-house and we’ll teach you how to do it the right way, both effectively and affordably.

Because we wanted to make the accelerator open to as many great companies as possible, we don’t “automatically” invest in every company we accept. We write term sheets, lead rounds, and invest up to $250,000 into the top companies that graduate our program, meet our requirements, and pass our due diligence.

We also take a warrant option in companies that participate to keep our program equity-free. This gives us the option to invest in you at a set price during or after the program as we get to know you, and you get to know us. We guarantee you can cancel the warrant if you don’t get a single term sheet from an investor within 12 months of graduation.

No. That said, most investors only invest in Delaware C-Corps. We highly recommend you and your team also have some kind of legal operating agreement so that there are no founder issues later when, inevitably, there is some disagreement down the line.
While you can complete the program at your own pace (we recommend 3 hours a week to just keep up), the program modules are rigorous, and the tests are difficult and challenging. You can complete these portions all at your own pace but we won’t just stamp your graduation certificate or let you present at Demo Day for “breathing” – you have to grow, improve and attend mandatory masterminds. Everything in life worth value takes work just because you have an idea, that doesn’t equal free money – you have to learn, apply it, hustle, and most importantly, have grit.
Yes, we’ll still work with you. Instead of trying to build something launchable in three months that can scale quickly, our goal becomes building an impressive proof of concept to take to later-stage investors to raise more money as you may need $10M+ to get your product off the ground.
The worst offenders are that if you join an accelerator everything becomes easy: the accelerator will do all the work for you and you magically get money. The reality is, we’re going to work you to the bone and show you what it takes to succeed, but it’s still in your hands to raise capital, close deals, and succeed. It’s in the name–an accelerator is an accelerant, that means you still have to put in the initial work to start the fire.

Our program offerings are essentially the same for international founders. While we may not have as many resources in your country, you’ll still be connected to Newchip’s team and resources from around the globe. Our startup champions & investor relations team will also work with you to connect you with resources in your home country.

We specifically do well with international founders that have a focus on the U.S. market as we can help you bridge the gap between your country and the U.S. So far, we’ve had startups from 30+ countries around the world go through our program.

No. One of our core principles is to consider all applications equally. We don’t rely 100% on introductions the way many investors do.
Yes. We often have startups that graduated from other top accelerators (YCombinator, Techstars, etc.) that are coming to us because they didn’t learn enough about fundraising in their previous program.

Unlike most accelerators, we operate on a tuition model. We believe this is the friendliest model to founders, as you aren’t diluting your equity.

5% of your company doesn’t sound like a lot but as many experienced founders know, keeping as much equity early in the money-raising process means more control and the higher potential windfall from being bought out or an IPO.

Along with connecting you to our investors and helping you build a fundraising plan, we have a fund to invest in the top graduates and we have over 50 partners that co-invest as well. The goal of our cohort structure is to work together to succeed, but it’s also to motivate you to compete with each other over who grows the most throughout the program. Remember, being the biggest and baddest doesn’t always equal investment. Grit does. When we invest, our investment depends on the stage and valuation of the company at the end of the program.

We are the only program that is specifically tailored to funding your startup while being equity-free. Other programs that operate on a tuition model focus on building an MVP for getting off the ground. These include: Wharton’s Entrepreneur Accelerator ($2,600), Draper University ($12,000), and Founder Institute ($999 + 4% equity). We’re proud to offer a full accelerator that is equity-free, scholarship-focused, and has a world-renowned team of “real entrepreneurs”- not just consultants/advisors that mentor our startups.

We offer full and partial scholarships. We accept a small percentage of applicants and of those accepted, many receive grants or scholarships by one of our fund partners for the program tuition. Your company’s traction is what matters the most. If you are accepted into the program, please inquire with your venture associate for more information.
We’re here to help you accelerate your growth to reach your funding goals, needs, and help connect you to investors to close more funding (i.e. we help you accelerate what you have). If you don’t have a track record or the network to raise millions in investment, but you have traction already, then yes, our accelerator will help you.
Yes. If you’ve applied before and didn’t get in, or didn’t receive a scholarship, we strongly encourage you to apply again. Having made progress since your last application is a strong signal to us that you’re ready for a startup accelerator.