Accelerator Portfolio & Alumni Graduates
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“I had the great pleasure of working with Newchip Accelerator for my fundraising efforts. The Newchip Accelerator focused on fundraising from day one, and most of the one-on-one mentor sessions focused on fundraising techniques and how to prepare the company for fundraising. All the lessons, tools, and resources in the program, especially those for financial modeling, were great. The one-on-one reviews also helped me prepare the pitch deck that I now share with most of the investors - I have received excellent feedback from them! Newchip also helped me raise funds from its network of investors in a relatively short period of time through its Startup Expo demo week. Their Connect program has also helped me considerably and now I am connecting with potential investors, marketing and sales executives, and potential customers. Ever since I joined Newchip Connect, my calendar has filled up with investor calls. Thank you Newchip for being there and providing continued support to WatchRx.”
"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 WeFunder - not an easy platform to get on - ONLY because Newchip recommended us!"
"Newchip was very helpful in getting my head focused on fundraising. They also gave me some great resources to dramatically improving my pitch deck, build my investor network, and made me feel like I finally have someone on my side that I can confide in and work with to successfully raise capital. Our efforts were also recently featured on the Wall Street Journal and 2020 is now shaping up to be our largest growth year yet. I think a lot of people that want to start a company or are very early stage simply don’t know where to begin. Newchip helps you better understand the startup world and gives you resources to improve the state of your business."
"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."
“Our Newchip accelerator mentor gave me sound advice, and cared for all the companies with a goal of mentoring each company for a successful outcome. They connected and supported us, and gave guidance based on their expertise and knowledge of various types of companies.”
"Newchip showed us how to operate our company efficiently and make it work! SK Hops formed such a great business model with the help of Newchip that when we hit our milestones we will be selective of investors. Newchip has the passion, expertise, and time to assist each client in their needs to make their business venture succeed."
“Newchip has been an extremely valuable resource for Pop's fundraising initiatives. We are very happy with their responsiveness, insight, and instruction. Our mentor speaks from experience and has a deep well of knowledge about how to approach and manage the investor community. They have exceeded expectations and I look forward to working with them in the future.”
“Our mentor was wise with discipline and understood the complexities of startup culture. They didn’t sugar coat anything which is refreshing and their attitude found the best results with a commitment to the product and consumer 1st mentality.”
“Our mentor was grade A+ and they provided great insight into my business. Their point of view was original, thought provoking, and grounded in reality. In other words, it was a concept that no one else had thought of, and though it was a bit radical, it was entirely executable. I enjoyed their honest and forthright approach along with their ability to inject some humor in the conversation. I would highly recommend working with them.”
“Our mentor was the definition of tough love - which is exactly what you need as a startup! My mentor had an uncanny ability to quickly assess a situation and provide very pointed guidance. Their passion for helping entrepreneurs is abundantly clear and they backs it up with a wealth of knowledge. I would recommend the Newchip accelerator to anyone looking to advance their startup company.”
“Our mastermind mentor was extremely knowledgeable about startups. They were able to give comprehensive and direct feedback that contributed to better positioning our companies for success. I would highly recommend Newchip to startups that are looking to raise capital.”
“Newchip did a terrific job facilitating group discussions and fine-tuning our story to secure early-stage funding.”
“We needed someone like Newchip: direct non-nonsense mentors that can help us rethink our plans and strategies. They were very responsive and available for feedback and constructive criticism.”
“Our mentor helped us find efficiency in explaining how we can articulate our business plan to investors. Our plan has several non-intuitive aspects or approaches that are difficult to explain as they run counter to common knowledge in the digital music space. Newchip helped us to cut through the confusion or time it takes to communicate new information and formulate our pitch succinctly.”
“Newchip has a wealth of knowledge and tons of experience with startups. I get better with every single jam session. More importantly though, they are brutally honest. They don’t sugar coat and they tell you exactly what they think and WHY and the steps they think you should take to improve. Their perspective is invaluable and they are an absolute machine. I'm eternally grateful for their coaching! 5 STARS!”
“Newchip has been a great resource for me in giving direction when needed for our capital raise. Our mentor was clear and concise on the best direction to take when presenting your company for a capital raise. Their experience in ‘best practices’ have helped us grow our investment circle to most likely partners to identify which fits our company best.”
“Our mentor had a brilliant mind for business, they carefully looked at all the angles with a skillful business acumen. I've appreciated their input, their careful questioning, and their business advice. I'd consider Newchip to be an asset at any company that's lucky enough to retain their services.”
“From my experience, our Newchip mentor went above and beyond my expectations. Their ability to consume information and instantly understand the situation and be able to provide feedback/make recommendations is astonishing. After 1-on-1 meetings, I always felt at ease from the feedback they gave. They tell you how it is, straight-up. They had an inspiring attitude and I hope I have the opportunity to work with them in the future!”
“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!"
“Our mentor was savvy and sophisticated, and not only I enjoyed the time in the program thanks to them, but also learned numerous nuggets of knowledge. I wholeheartedly recommend Newchip to bring significant value to any organization that would be lucky to have them!”
“Their guidance helped me better focus our value proposition for our pitch. They are truly gifted and passionate and enjoy helping entrepreneurs succeed. I highly recommend their mentors and look forward to working with them in the future. Thank you for everything Newchip!"
“The mentors are consummate, extremely knowledgeable and deeply empathetic coaches, and educators to startups and the entrepreneurs who make them happen. Their domain expertise, heartfelt compassion and passion for founders, business and entrepreneurship that they shared is proving absolutely invaluable to me and to my company and its business. I hope to work with them again and you will consider yourself deeply lucky if you can work with them too.”
“Our Newchip mentor was one of the most amazing persons I've ever met in my life. Sometimes in startup life, you need 1% to hit 100% and here where our mentor is the best person. Their inputs about building our strategy and especially help in simplifying pitch and vision/statements are literally priceless. They were always 100% honest and delivered results. When you are working with them - back is covered no matter what. 110% recommend. Their expertise in VC and angel negotiations were a game changer. If you want to succeed - call them!”
“They are excellent instructors who are focused on ensuring that their students understand their own best path towards success. Our mentor treated each interaction as an opportunity to help their students understand general best practices so that they can interpret their own personal best practices.”
“Have really enjoyed working with our mentor at Newchip! They really care about the success of their mentees and go above and beyond for us. Can’t recommend them enough.”
“Our mentor is a wealth of knowledge in many areas and has been first-rate - but I think most importantly they had the positive attitude and willingness to help that gets the job done. I was fortunate enough to have them lead my group of entrepreneurs to success, and they are always at-the-ready with assistance and resources. I am confident recommending Newchip based on these merits whether it be as a mentor, guide, employer, or partner.”