Goal: To empower entrepreneurs with resources, tools, community, and accountability to aggressively grow their business.
Our accelerator will focus on businesses with a minimum viable product, a lean startup concept whereby maximizing validated learning for the least amount of effort. The companies we select will demonstrate a strong growth trajectory. By providing an environment with resources, tools, community and accountability these companies should be able to focus on continuous testing and refining their product or service so it is ready for wide distribution once they complete our program.
We are looking for 2-5 companies per year that meet these and other requirements.
In exchange for equity of between 5-10% in your company, we are offering the following:
- Free co-work office space in beautiful SE Evanston location for 12 months
- Including free utilities, hardware, software and high-speed internet
- Free and reduced fees for design, development and digital marketing services
- Access to unprecedented experts for mentoring and accountability coaching
- Access to free and reduced fee legal and accounting services
- Funding and investing opportunities (angels, VC, banks etc)
- Introductions and networking
- Sales, operations, product support and guidance
- Business plan expertise and consultation
- Workshops in critical areas of entrepreneurship