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Accelerators & Bootcamps


PROGRAMS FOR BUSINESS (AND PERSONAL) DEVELOPMENT


Short term commitments. Long term commitments. Established companies. Budding ideas. Small (and smaller) businesses.

After working with other institutions to develop incubators, accelerators, intrapreneurship programs and bootcamps, we decided it was time to build a few our way. And because we are entrepreneurs ourselves (you know the type: rule-bending, path-forging, DIYers who can't-take-no-for-an-answer), we think these programs have a few interesting features.

ACCELERATORS

Startup for Good: B Corps, Non-Profits, Charitable For-Profits

This pre-seed accelerator is for formed companies and early stage companies with an interest in humanitarian efforts. If your values are your greatest sales point—if you picture yourself the next Warby Parker, Toms, Honest Company or something even better—this is the accelerator for you.

We'll focus on finding the appropriate legal and financial structure for your growing business, meeting requirements and applying for necessary certifications (501(c)3, B Corp, LEED, etc) and pair you with experienced mentors to validate, build and launch your company. Next stop: changing the world.


Timeline: 12 Weeks

Funding: TBD

Required Minimum Stage: none

Next Cohort: Early 2018. Applications deadline TBD

Small and Micro Business

Who is this accelerator for?

Small and micro business owners: freelancers, consultants, other self-employed people, crafters and makers, Etsy shop owners, creative service providers (including photographers, designers, stylists, decorators), bloggers, service providers (including real estate, fitness, finance, pet services, home services) food based businesses including food trucks, excluding restaurateurs (we'll have something for you fine folk later!), and many others. Not sure if you should apply? Just email and ask us!

We'll focus business structure, financial structure, legal concerns, marketing and self-promotion, sales, client issues, services and products, and more. The program will end with a pitch night for friends, families and the public to see your hard work, and small business grants awarded to three finalists (amount TBD).


Timeline: 12 Weeks

Funding: TBD

Required Minimum Stage: none

Next Cohort: Fall 2017. Applications: coming soon!

The Mother of All Accelerators

This program is exclusively for women-owned businesses and is designed to accommodate working mothers, though you do not have to be a mother to participate. Sessions and meeting times are built around school schedules, and on-site childcare will be provided.

Early stage and pre-seed companies are welcome, and while we encourage all industries to apply priority will be given to companies with a technology focus. Operating as a traditional startup accelerator, our goal is to develop and streamline infrastructure and to get you investor-ready. More details to come .


Timeline: 12 Weeks

Funding: TBD

Required Minimum Stage: none

Next Cohort: Spring 2018. Applications: coming soon!

BOOT CAMPS

Course Correction: One Day to Refocus Your Business

When it's not exactly smooth sailing, but the boat isn't sinking, it's time for a little course correction (is that how boats work? We're not boaters). In this interactive day-long workshop we'll have several activities and a speaker or two to help refocus your goals and return to your business inspired, refreshed and with a clear idea of your next steps.


Timeline: 6 hours (one day)

Cost: TBD

Required Minimum Stage: none

Next Event: Fall 2017. Date announced soon!

Creativity Workshop

Feeling uninspired? Need a jolt? A recharge? Or maybe it's time to expand your inspiration arsenal. We've got a one-day bootcamp to pull you out of the grind and flex your creative muscles, leaving you refreshed with a brain buzzing full of ideas to revive your existing projects (or start something new)! Interactive with group work and individual activities.


Timeline: 6 hours (one day)

Cost: TBD

Required Minimum Stage: none

Next Event: Fall 2017. Date announced soon!

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