We’re looking for great ideas and awesome teams. In order to participate, you’ll need to be in Chicago for the summer and full-time on your business, and that’s it.
We accept applications from companies at various stages: some will simply have a new idea while others will have a company that is already generating revenue and are looking to grow.
We accept application from all over the globe. To participate in the program, however, you need to come and be a part of our community. We ask all companies to spend June, July, and August with us in our offices in Chicago. Most of our founders use some portion of the investment funds to pay for living expenses.
Nope. We’re not backed by any government funds, so you can go wherever you think your company will thrive.
100%. We’re looking for teams where the founders are committed full-time to growing their businesses. If you’re currently part-time, then acceptance into Excelerate should be just the encouragement you need to jump into it full strength.
Yes, but it’s really hard. Excelerate’s program is an intensive summer filled with mentorship, company building, and investor pitching. To get the most out of the experience, and to maximize your success, you really need a team.