sFoundation firmly believes that female entrepreneurs, minority entrepreneurs, and founders over forty are highly valuable contributors to the innovative spirit of Silicon Valley.
We created this accelerator program for seed startups because we want to include and embrace diverse talent. We understand that diversity is a strength.
Focusing on diverse teams allows us to help founders deliver better results, more innovation, and better group performance.
Our goal is to help you achieve the next level in your startup journey.
We will guide you in pushing your minimum viable product (MVP) or version 1.0 of your product to investors and potential partners, which will help you grow your company in the next few years.
THE SEED PROGRAM
We built our program to suit your needs as an entrepreneur. You get group mentoring from our network of mentors, learn the ropes in cultivating an excellent investor relationship and prepare yourself for the next 5 - 10 years.
- 4-month duration
- Mentoring and guidance, twice a month
- Separate group panel discussion sessions, on venture capital and grit, twice a month
- AccelScore and the platform
Your progress in our program may be observed occasionally by our partners, so they are apprised of your improvement.
We use AccelScore as a tool to guide you through our program.
Make your startup stand out in a crowd of startups. Use our proprietary 10-metric evaluation system (AccelScore)
to measure your progress.
Potential investors, co-founders, angels, and many others can look at your scorecard. It helps them to understand your startup in great detail.
Our participants come from all over the world, including Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, Panama, and others.
Are you up for the challenge?
You are ready, and your startup is ready:
1. You have two co-founders or more.
2. Your product or service is just a few months from the first release, or you have just released it.
3. You are looking for funding between $250,000 and $1,000,000
At the end of the cohort, five startups will go to our Demo Day, in which each will have a chance to spend 30 minutes to demonstrate their products or services to a panel of angel and venture capital investors at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
All startups will have the opportunity to pitch at our monthly pitch event located at 4500 Great America Pkwy in Santa Clara.