Betaspring is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator program for technology and design entrepreneurs who are ready to launch a company and change the world. Apply by 6/12 for our fall session, which begins on 8/26.
Twice a year, startups from around the country come for Betaspring's intensive 12-week accelerator program. Our full-immersion program, which runs in both Spring and Fall, enables teams with a strong start on a high-growth venture to rapidly transform into fundable, scalable companies. We've accelerated 57 companies in five session and our alumni have raised $20M in follow-on funding.
Throughout the program, we work with our startups to refine their products/services, accelerate user/customer aquisition, and test their delivery and business models. Through interactions with Betaspring Mentors and select audiences, each startup polishes their company pitch and demo to present to investors and potential partners throughout the session, conclusing with a series of launch events during week 12. (You can read more about our "special sauce" here.)
"Betaspring helped us scale 10x faster than if we were on our own. The Betaspring network gets it done." Max Winograd, CEO, NuLabel
By the conclusion of the program, companies are well-positioned to attract follow-on funding or have built a path to profitability wherein they can operate without additional investment. Betaspring teams present their company to investors during our Demo Day event. An active alumni and mentor network sustains and supports Betaspring startups after the program as they tackle the world.
What you get.
At the heart of what we offer our companies is access to an incredible mentor network of entrepreneurs, investors, domain experts, and others who have relavant experience and can offer world-class professional advice, focused expertise and valuable criticism. We have over 88 experienced entrepreneurs, investors, industry experts, and design gurus who are excited to share their knowledge and experiences with you, and ready to help you shape and scale your product and company.
"The Betaspring program exceeded our expectations by a long shot. The advice and counsel we received from the partners was strategic and personal and it put our company on a great trajectory," Christopher Kieran, CEO, Zoko
We also provide you with a small amount of seed capital (up to $20,000) free legal counsel, incorporation filing, and other legal work necessary to make your startup investable at scale. Additionally, you have access to Betaspring HQ, a fully-equipped workspace for you and the other teams to get to work.
Teams that choose to remain in Providence for 12 months after completing the program are eligible for a $50,000 equity investment from the city of Providence.
"With the guidance of the Betaspring partners, mentors and teams, we made a year of progress in twelve weeks." Josh Silverman, CEO, Study Egg
Read more about the entire process to see if Betaspring is a good fit for you and your team.