StartEngine is a very selective accelerator program. We receive far more applications from qualified startups than we can accommodate, so we look for teams who are exceptionally bright, passionate and prepared to pivot towards new opportunity.
Final selection is based on the application you provide. Make sure to fill it out completely or you may be immediately disqualified.
Each application is reviewed twice by partners Howard Marks and Paul Kessler, and are scored independently of one another based on these 5 criteria:
At Least Two Co-Founders: We believe the co-founder model provides balance for improved start-up success.
One of the Co-founders Must be an Engineer: Other members can be engineers as well.
High Talent Level: We’re looking for the best talent.
Mission Oriented: We invest only in people who can demonstrate a desire to achieve against all odds and execute against huge expectations.
Focus on Soft-Tech or Mobile Space: These types of companies will benefit most from our 90-day program.
The people that score the highest with their applications will be invited to an interview, where we learn more about you and make our final determination.
That’s the power of StartEngine. Quick decisions, a great support system, and lots of opportunity. Take the next step.