— how it works —
Your Fractional Co-Founders
There’s more to scaling a business than getting mentorship and a bit of encouragement. We understand that you need to power your business with additional tools and funding to make your vision a reality. That’s why we go out into the market to find the best business perks and fundraising strategies – and bring them right to you.
— A VIRTUAL-FIRST PROGRAM —
Building the Future of SaaS Remotely
In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we’ve pivoted our accelerator to be temporarily virtual. In order to stay connected, create community, and ensure we’re adding the same level of value as our in-person program, we’ve connected our otherwise 3 separate cities – from global programming, to shared resources, to a much larger founder community. So far, our founders have been delighted with the program and the community they’ve been able to build from afar.
“This program has been such a blessing. I’ve gotten everything out of it I’d hoped to. Having you guys as a family has changed the trajectory of my company.”
Mentors & Customer Intros
We have a network of industry-leading executives, subject-matter-experts and seasoned founders who have built and scaled successful software companies. Once you’re part of our portfolio, you’ll have access to mentorship as you iterate on your product and scale your business. We will also make key customer introductions to help drive early product feedback and revenue.
Every company raises differently. That’s why we work closely with all Acceleprise companies on their fundraising strategies. In addition to Pitch Competitions and Demo Days, we make direct connections to Angels and VCs. That’s why a majority of our companies recieve instutional financing, and over 650 investors are glad to have invested in Acceleprise Alumni, including the funds shown here.
Maximum number of companies per cohort
Funding available for each company (USD)
Community of Mentors from great SaaS companies, ready to help
— Our People —
Meet Our Team
The Acceleprise team has decades of combined experience founding and scaling SaaS companies like Box, Hubspot, and Yext. We live and breathe B2B Saas.
— Testimonials —
Hear What Founders Say
The best way to learn about us is to talk to our network of 200+ founders that have been through the program, and the investors that backed them.
“I say with 100% sincerity that we would not have gotten to where we are today without Acceleprise. The support and guidance has been invaluable and we’re thrilled to have them as part of our team!”
– Scott Salkin, Founder
“When we were deciding between several top accelerator offers, based on our chats with James and Mike and the rest of the team we just knew that the Acceleprise was the team that we wanted to spend the next 4 months with and beyond. Going into the program, our expectations were high, but the Acceleprise program definitely lived up to them. The team, programming, network, and rest of the cohort were incredibly valuable and really helped us get our business to the next level.”
–Tyler Burnett, CEO
“The community of founders that we were able to be a part of here was amazing. Just getting to be inspired by the folks here. It felt like playing sports in high school again; being motivated and learning from my incredible teammates around me. And as a solo founder, that was probably the best experience I could have hoped for from an accelerator.“
–Osa Gaius, Founder & CEO
“Reid Hoffman says ‘Starting a company is like throwing yourself off a cliff and assembling an airplane on the way down.’ I felt that the Acceleprise group was willing to dive off that cliff with us and had an extra toolkit ready to help assemble that airplane.“
-Samin Khan, Co-founder & CTO at Animo
“Acceleprise helped us get from 0 to 1 – from product ideation to strategic guidance for our MVP launch – that ultimately positioned us for success in the fundraising process. Furthermore, the Acceleprise program challenged me as a leader and as a first-time CEO; I have experienced growth in my abilities to address personal barriers and tackle adverse situations.“
–Vuk Janosevic, Co-Founder & CEO
“We learnt a lot about tactical sales for B2B SaaS and driving demand generation, which offers another dimension to execute our startup idea on top of what Wharton has taught us.”
-Bicheng Chen, Co-founder & CEO
“We turned down other accelerator offers and joined Acceleprise because we were blown away by the team. They’re incredibly humble and founder friendly, willing to work side by side and help in any way they can.”
– Stipe Latkovic, CTO
“I would highly recommend any B2B founder to join Acceleprise’s program. James, and the rest of the team really function as an extension of your core team, and consistently provided insights, advice, and introductions. Because of the exclusive B2B focus of the program and cohort, it allowed more relevant feedback and content to be provided. Ultimately our business was in a much stronger place because of the program, which led to 70+ investor meetings during investor week.”
– Evan Bakst, CEO
“Acceleprise was a game changer for our company. We’re a tech-heavy team and the Acceleprise program gave us the help on the business side of our company we needed. The small cohort size of 10 is great & Jonah’s advice was invaluable.”
–Pieter Luitjens, Co-Founder and CTO
Apply Now for Winter 2021
We know what it takes to build a winning B2B SaaS company, so we invest in the founders willing to do the work. We will be reviewing all Winter 2021 applications in Q4 of 2020.