APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2016 HAVE CLOSEd.
Thank you to all who applied!
Accelerator Lab: what you get
Whether you are bootstrapping your company or seeking venture capital, our accelerator program is designed to give your startup an unfair advantage in the region by providing you with accelerated access to capital, connections, and customers.
- $20,000 in seed capital without equity stakes
- 3 of the most productive months of your life filled with guided workshops and amazing mentor sessions led by industry experts in design thinking, product and software development, customer development, team culture building, fundraising, and lean startup practices
- Launch Days in Richmond, Charlottesville, Raleigh & DC designed to demonstrate your startup to local investors in each market, media outlets, potential customers, and peers
- An additional 3 months of free coworking space after the program so you can continue to be surrounded by fellow startups
- Free legal services and amazing perks through GAN and F6S.
We'll provide you with the best resources our region can offer, but if you are chosen as one of our companies, we have a few guidelines that will help us grow the strongest companies:
- Your company will consist of two or more people
- Your company should be a technology driven service or product in the innovative web, mobile application, service, SaaS and product solution companies with particular interest in consumer marketing and analysis, enterprise, healthcare, security and manufacturing sectors, but we are open to considering teams in other industries if you have a really excellent idea.
- Your team must currently live in Richmond, VA or be willing to relocate at least two founders for the duration of the 15 week session. We do not require that you stay in Richmond once you complete the program, but you might be surprised by how easy it is to fall in love with our city.
- Our focus is on scalable technology driven corporations (we are not currently accepting non profit organizations for acceleration, but we will consider B corporations)