Summer 2013 Program (Tentative Schedule)
Feb 1, 2013 – Applications Open
Mar 1, 2013 – Early Application Deadline
Mar 15, 2013 – Final Application Deadline
Apr 15, 2013 – Finalists Notified
May 29, 2013 – Program Begins
Aug 28, 2013 – Demo Day
The Excelerate program runs from June through early September. Below is a high-level schedule of what companies participating in the program can expect.
June: Mentor Immersion
Individually meet, pitch, and network with over 100 mentors from around the country. Receive invaluable feedback, resources, and connections that will shape the rest of your summer.
July: Business Acceleration
Work, work, work on building on your business and immerse yourself in our tactical seminars covering topics like: SEO/SEM, Unit Economics, Building Buzz, Hiring 101, Entrepreneurial Sales, Funnels & Conversion, and more.
August: Financing Crash Course
Collaborate with your mentors to develop and practice your killer pitch, financial plan, and fundraising goals for demo day and beyond. Get deep with our financing seminars covering topics like: Financial Modeling, Cap Tables & Understanding Equity, Ask A VC day, Bootstrap vs Angel vs VC, and more.
Beyond: Post-Excelerate Access
The benefits continue long after the program ends; as an alum you’ll always have access to all of Excelerate Lab’s resources and relationships.