Personal Attention– We run a small program. Typical cohorts are between 4-7 companies- meaning you won’t get lost in the shuffle. We work hard to leverage our extensive network of mentors, investors, & retail partners to help your business succeed.
Mentorship– Our mentor roster is comprised of 3 types of mentors:
Track Record-During our 5-year history, we have accelerated the development of 26 early-stage companies, 17 of which are still operational, and 11 of which completed seed rounds of $250,000 or more – over 40%. Aggregate revenue of these companies is now nearly $20 million annually. These results make our accelerator model stand out from the crowd.
Community– We host many community events throughout the year, including a biannual Tech Trends program. These events help our businesses make strategic introductions and meaningful connections.
Each week of the program, time is carved out to meet with our Managing Director to discuss progress and goals. We also set up meetings with our mentors to help you troubleshoot issues, recommend solutions, and help grow your business and gain customers. We regularly schedule Pitch Practice times to help you perfect your message, and host community events to facilitate learning opportunities and new connections. Companies will then conclude our program with the chance to pitch at our Fall Tech Trends event.
After the program, we provide you with continued support with monthly check-ins, and help with any issues you have, or meetings you’d like to book. Our goal is to see your company succeed!
These are not hard and fast rules, however they will help your startup stand out from rest! We do require that founders make their startup their full time job. We will not consider your company if you are not 100% committed.
We will finalize applications in mid May and make offers to a handful (typically 10-15) companies to do a quick pitch to investors in Dallas. We will then narrow down our selection and finalize between 4-7 companies to start the accelerator in June.
We encourage companies to attend our events, follow us on social media, and subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about our program.
See our Graduate Program video
Currently all of our Graduate Program participants are invite only. If you are a retail-focused startup, and have recently completed an accelerator program, please contact us for consideration.