Betaspring is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator program for technology and design entrepreneurs who are ready to launch a company and change the world.
What's Our Secret Sauce?
Accelerators look similar on paper. But talk to founders and you'll learn quick that no two are the same. So what's our secret sauce?
Betaspring is focused on high growth, technology driven startups. We use a 12-week, full immersion model, providing our companies with $12-$20K in seed capital, intense mentorship and workspace in an active startup community.
Since 2009 Betaspring has accelerated 57 companies. Our companies have raised $20M in follow on funding and we had our first major acquisition in early 2012.
Our year round program is run by full time staff. We have two sessions per year, one in spring and one in fall. Even when we are not in active session, betaspring is working with our alumni, recruiting companies and building our network. Being focused on our companies 12 months a year allows us to customize our services and find the right resources for each company.
We've launched more physical technology companies then any other accelerator. Providence is a great place to make stuff and our mentors understand the challenges of building a physical product and bringing it to market.
We're entrepreneur led and entrepreneur driven. Our programming is designed, developed and delivered by people who have started multiple companies. We understand the highs and lows that our founders face and have been navigating the high seas of new venture creation for over a decade.
We have a 24/7 galactic headquarters that includes private and shared office space for our companies. We also run a co-working community for startups that includes many of our alumni companies. Experience has taught us that nothing is more powerful to a startup than being immersed in a community of entrepreneurs.
As a bonus, we offer 10 weeks of free office space to our companies after the accelerator wraps and we run activities to enhance our companies' growth. Its like 2 accelerators for 1.
And yes...Divine Providence...a very sweet place to accelerate your start up. We're like The Brooklyn of Boston...connected to a world class metro but unique in many ways. Startup costs are low, the community is supportive, quirky and proud of it, and providence is perfectly positioned in the northeast corridor...one of the richest, most populous and diverse places in the US.
We accept approximately 7% of companies that apply. Need more info: read our FAQ.
There are a lot of unknowns when considering an accelerator for your startup. But one thing IS certain...you can't get in if you don't apply.