HOW LONG IS THE SFOUNDATION SEED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM?
The Seed Accelerator program is four months long and includes the following:
4 months in duration
2 to 4 sessions per month - group sessions and peer-mentoring sessions
The sessions will be two hours long each
Participation in our AccelScore (with valuable feedback)
Participation in the end-of-cohort Pitch Night event
Entry into the sFoundation startup ecosystem
Connections to mentors, advisers, partners, sponsors, and investors through the sFoundation and ZGC Capital network
A very active Slack alumni group
WHEN DOES THE NEXT ACCELERATOR COHORT START?
The next Seed cohort (2022-Sa) will start on February 2, 2021, and ends on May 29th, 2021
I HAVE SUBMITTED MY APPLICATION BEFORE, DO I NEED TO RE-SUBMIT FOR EITHER COHORT?
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I HAVE SUBMITTED THE PRELIMINARY APPLICATION?
After you have submitted your application, we will contact you if you are selected to move on to the interview stage of our application process.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO JOIN THE ACCELERATOR PROGRAMS?
There is a $99 course fee if you choose the add-on package of "How to think like an angel investor?"
ARE ACCELSCORE, THE SCORING METHODOLOGY, AND THE ACCELSCORE.COM PLATFORM FREE?
Yes. Currently, AccelScore, the scoring methodology, and the AccelScore.com platform are free to use! We will be introducing pricing in the future, but we will always have a free tier available for everyone to keep on using AccelScore.com for free. Please note these two are distinctly different from the sFoundation Startup Accelerator program.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REGULAR COHORT AND A VIRTUAL COHORT?
The only difference is whether you plan to participate in person vs participating virtually, otherwise, the program is the same for everyone. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all programs are virtual until further notice.
WHERE IS THE COHORT LOCATED?
We are located in the heart of the Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, CA. However, due to COVID-19 all founders will participate virtually until further notice.
WILL YOU PROVIDE AN INITIAL FUNDING?
Not at this time, though we may invest in qualified startup(s) after the end of each cohort.
WILL THERE BE A DEMO/PITCH NIGHT?
One week after completing the program, we set aside a night for our founders to pitch their companies. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have temporarily paused the pitch night until further notice.
WILL YOU SIGN AN NDA?
No, though we are committed to an informal confidentiality agreement on your idea and application.
CAN YOU SPONSOR MY VISA?
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