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Program at a Glance

  • SaaS Curriculum

    • · Personalized 4-Month Program
    • · Limited to 10 companies
    • · Coworking Space
    • · Technology Perks
    • · 50K in Funding via SAFE Note

  • Introductions

    • · Early Adopters
    • · Investors
    • · Strategic Partners

  • Community

    • · Leading SaaS Founders & Operators
    • · Deep Alumni Network
    • · Extensive Investor Network

Why you should apply?

  • Segment
  • Hubspot
  • Intercom
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Box
  • InDinero
  • Algolia
  • Nova

  • NEA
  • 8 VC
  • SV Angel
  • Bloomberg Beta
  • True Ventures
  • Susa Ventures
  • Kapor Capital
  • Salesforce Ventures
  • Bowery Capital

The Team

Our team is made up of seasoned operators with decades of combined experience founding and scaling SaaS companies like Box, Hubspot, and Yext

  • Michael Cardamone

    Managing Director & General Partner

    Michael was an early employee on the BD team at Box and more recently led BD and partner marketing at AcademixDirect.  He is an active angel investor and personally advises a number of startups. Michael has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University and a MBA from Columbia University.

  • Whitney Sales

    General Partner

    Whitney has 10+ years of startup sales experience and is the founder of The Sales Method, a consultancy that helps startups identify target markets, build successful sales teams and quickly get products to market.  She led four companies to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list including LoopNet, Joby, Meltwater and SpringAhead. Whitney graduated with honors with a BA in Sociology from UCSD.

  • Nina Stepanov

    Principal & Director of Partnerships

    Nina is a Boston to NYC transplant who joined Acceleprise from Techstars. She earned her SaaS stripes at companies like HubSpot, Intuit, and Embedly. She is an advisor to multiple tech and lifestyle brand startups as well as a contributor for VentureFizz on venture capital. Nina graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

  • Akul Penugonda

    Associate and Head of Sourcing

    Akul is an East Coast native who joined Acceleprise from Yext, a large SaaS company in New York. He joined Yext after college and stayed through IPO. He has spent time in various positions in both Software Engineering and Product Management, and spends time volunteering in his free time. Akul graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Olivia O’Sullivan

    Associate and Head of Corporate Engagement

    Olivia is a Chicago native, now calling NYC home. She joined Acceleprise from Dow Jones where she managed business, product and innovation strategy across FinServ & Enterprise Tech clients. Olivia is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A in English and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

  • Silicon Valley Bank

Applications close on May 15th 2019 Apply Now