Congrats on Acceptance into the Pre-Seed Accelerator!

Are you ready to change your life? Our program is not just for “ideas” or “companies”, it’s designed for the overall entrepreneur to help you succeed in not just your current venture but for your entire career as an entrepreneur. Let’s get started!

By RYAN RAFOLS

Joining an accelerator is a big step and it’s okay to be nervous, it’s okay to be unsure, it’s okay to be anxious- I promise you that we will do everything in our power as partners to help you succeed. 

We’re here to help you in your journey. While many of our companies go on to success, some fail, and we’re here to help you through that as well. If you’re going to fail, fail hard and fast. Pick yourself back up and do it again. 

We’ve had companies find cofounders in our program, we’ve had mergers, and we’ve had someone fail in week 3 only to launch another company by graduation. 

From this moment on, you are a part of our family and that means something to us. It also means something to you and your cohort mates. We’ve all been in accelerators where we didn’t feel connected to our cohort.

That is not the “Newchip Experience”, you will find and make friends, advisors, and mentors, that will last a lifetime. You will learn things about yourself that you never thought you could achieve, and you will change.

If we could guarantee success or guarantee funding, we would charge millions, however we do track data, and we know that you have a better chance with us, than not with us, about a 70x better chance. 

You’ve been investing in your idea, your team, and your product, this program will REQUIRE you to invest in yourself. Strangely enough I’ve found that the hardest thing for entrepreneurs to grasp.

You are a 10x’er on your team. That means you bring 10x the value, so you need to make yourself 30x…no 100x! And to do  that requires learning fundraising skills, leadership skills, and experience from others failures. 

“Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.”
– Winston Churchill

Learn from our decades of experience and you will save YEARS on your entrepreneur journey. That’s what we’re offering you in the accelerator, and if you excel, we’ll invest in you and take you to the next level. 

The choice is and will always be yours as the founder of your company. Remember, work hard and stay humble, and success will come to you.  

-Ryan Rafols
Founder & CEO
Newchip Accelerator

Ready to take it to the next level? Complete the steps below to accept your invitation to join the accelerator and reserve your cohort seat.

You have 48 hours to accept before we have to move on to the waitlist, if you need an extension please email us. Once completed, we’ll confirm and send you your cohort login!

Welcome to the Accelerator! 

12 Week Program

12 week program with incredibly valuable online training, mentorship, and coaching from expert entrepreneurs & investors

100% Ownership

Retain full ownership and control of your company because we’re not going to ask you to give up any equity

100% Online

No need to pack your family up and move across the country – complete the entire program online 

Combat Tested

‘Battle-tested’ resources and training
to help you gain traction, hire the right talent, and scale your company 

Community Access

An online community of other like-minded founders, entrepreneurs, and CEOs  to learn from and build your network with

Investor Access

Graduates get access to our investor community – we’ll get you in front of investors with a fundraising plan

Amazon for Startups

-$3,000 in AWS Credit for 1 year
-2 months AWS Business Support
-80 credits for self-paced labs

Google for Startups

-$3,000 in Google credits for 1 year
-5 free users on G Suite for 1 year
-$200 a month for Google Maps API

Partner Discounts

Scalefactor, Microsoft, Slidebean, Springboard, Zenleap, Launchpeer, Foundersuite, Paygility, Moo, and more…

Tuition Options

We offer multiple options from tuition loans through our partners at Paypal (0% interest if paid in full within 6 months) as well as multiple longterm payment plans.

Accountability

Our weekly masterminds with other entrepreneurs at your stage provides accountability to help ensure you reach traction and funding goals

Your Own Pace

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 

Secure Processing

Tuition fees are processed through a secure, 256-bit encrypted payment processing gateway to ensure your privacy and protection

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you have a tuition structure? How do I get a scholarship? 

We launched an equity-free accelerator to give back to entrepreneurs, but because we don’t take equity in companies, we utilize funding from our parent company, our investors, fund, and tuition 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, you don’t want volunteers, we’re your partners. We offer a scholarship model to cover the majority of the tuition for companies accepted. Additionally about 25%~ of each cohort’s top applicants get a 100% sponsorship in exchange for a warrant for investment. 

That makes sense, what about other investor networks, do they charge fees or dues?  

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 model allows us to have a year around program to help as many entrepreneurs as possible. 

If you don’t take equity in the company, how do you invest? How much do you invest?

Along with connecting you to our investor network and helping you build a fundraising plan, we have a fund and 100+ co-investor funds for investing into the top graduates of our cohorts. The goal of a cohort is to work together to succeed, but 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 and it’s up to $250k.

Are there other programs like yours? How does Newchip compare?

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 + 4-6% 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.