We know the drill: you’re thinking about applying to StartEngine because you’ve got more than just a great idea. You’ve got the drive. The passion. The expertise to make it happen. Now, you just need an accelerator program that can provide smart financing and expert resources to meet your personal and startup needs.
StartEngine is more than just another rapid accelerator in Los Angeles. We’re an engine to help you launch, a hub for financing, business infrastructure, community collaboration, and exposure to the best VC’s and angels around. Our goal is to create an environment of massive creativity and production, a connection between driven individuals who may not otherwise have had the chance to meet. A place where great companies and great leaders are born.
We’ve already laid the groundwork. You need to take the next step. Don’t wait to make it happen. The StartEngine program starts four times a year.
Here’s What you Get if Selected:
Receive a Small Startup Investment
Laying the groundwork: Terms vary, but we invest an average of $20,000. You use this money to execute your business plan, pay your expenses, or do whatever else you think it is important for your success. This isn’t a loan, and we don’t take any control position or board seat. In return, we receive an equity stake, plus some warrants that only have value if you raise additional money.
But don’t be fooled: If you do get selected, the hard work has just begun.
Get Paired with a World-Class Mentor
What you really need is first-hand advice. Words of wisdom from people who have fought in the startup trenches and succeeded.
StartEngine partners you with proven business mentors who will guide you step-by-step over the entire 90 days and help you stay focused on the things that matter. They’ll help build your brand, expose you to multiple networking and investment opportunities, and be your soundboard. They’ll listen to your pitch until its perfect. They’ll be partners in seeing you succeed.
Legal Support from Silicon Valley’s Top Law Firm
We know you’ve got enough on your plate. So we’ll put you in touch with the finest technology attorneys on the planet, people who have built businesses worth 100′s of millions of dollars. These partners will help you navigate the legal questions associated with any startup, so you can focus on product development and what you love to do most.
Financial Advice from L.A.’s Top Middle Market Accounting Firm
Long before you have your first customer or user, you’ll have to know how to manage your business model and keep track of finances. We brought together the best financial thinkers to bring you up to speed and help drive the bottom line.
Office Space in AAA Office Building
We know the importance of a good work environment – and our building is one of the best in Los Angeles with a world-class gym, a health bar, a lounge and tons of conference rooms for high-level collaboration. Sure, there’s the usual high speed Internet and free beverages, but more importantly there’s a spirit of teamwork to keep you fueled.
Collaboration with Other Startups
Being in the same office space with other entrepreneurs breeds success. The energy is high, and you’ll be exposed to new ways of doing business every day with the other teams working right next to you. Share ideas and think BIG.
Access to the Entire Alumni Network
Because we’ll be incubating over so many startups a year, you’ll be part of a growing alumni network of innovative entrepreneurs. This network will become invaluable as you grow your business, and we’ll be planning monthly Alumni get-togethers and informal forums to help you and your business grow.
Classes with Technology Icons and Leaders
Imagine sitting at your desk and having lunch with some of L.A.’s most prominent technology and business leaders. At StartEngine, experts will come to you, and share their business insights and answer your questions over frequent lunches and dinners.
Access to the Best Tool and Services – at No Cost
We have assembled best of breed tools and services to help you get the job done – all at no charge while you’re at StartEngine. This includes cloud services, data storage and hosting, development tools, content data networks, and much more. If you need something we don’t have, just let us know, and we’ll do our best to get it for you. It’s that simple.
Access to the Top Angels and Investors
The 90 Day Program will introduce you to multiple angels and investors, and closes with Demo Days to show off your startup to the investor community. Most importantly, you’ll be polished and ready to pitch in order to maximize all your investment opportunities.
StartEngine provides you with everything you need to succeed. Let’s make it happen.