Our 5 week program gets results.

Startup Next is the #1 pre-acceleration program in the world.

Whether you want to get accepted into a top accelerator or raise a seed round, we will help you get focused on what matters to reach that goal. By mentoring your team and providing investor or accelerator introductions, your startup will be ready for that next step.

  • 50+

    Startups Accepted into Accelerators after Startup Next

  • $40M+

    Funding Raised by Teams after Startup Next

  • 70+

    Number of Accelerators and Investor Partners

  • 200

    Mentors Engaged

Program and Session Breakdown

The program is designed in such a way that founders are able to continue building their product, while receiving mentorship and accelerating their business. 

The Startup Next program happens in six weekly in-person sessions. These three hour mandatory evening sessions are broken down like this:

  • Speaker Series

    Speaker Series

    Learn from mentors and domain experts about their experiences growing a company and ask questions.

  • Pitch Coaching

    Pitch Coaching

    Give your elevator pitch to a panel of mentors and receive critical feedback on your pitch and business.

  • 1:1 Mentorship

    1:1 Mentorship

    Get matched up with mentors to dig deeper into product and strategic challenges

Weekly Topics

During the program, mentors or domain experts will present their experiences on the important aspects of building a startup

  • Intro Session

    Intro Session Accelerators

  • Session 3

    Session 3 Product-Market Fit

  • Session 1

    Session 1 Customer Development

  • Session 4

    Session 4 Market Sizing

  • Session 2

    Session 2 Pitching

  • Session 5

    Session 5 Funding

What happens after Startup Next?

Startup Next doesn't just end when the program concludes. As an alumni of the Startup Next program, we want to roll up our sleeve's and dig in to help you hit your next milestones. We will directly help our alumni in two ways.

  • Exposure Events

    Exposure Events

    We provide exposure to our startups and help them make valuable connections at exclusive events like our global demo days and "Silicon Valley experience" trips.

  • Investor Introductions

    Investor Introductions

    Startups who are recognized as 'investor-ready' get access to introductions from Startup Next to a network of accelerators and investors we’ve partnered with.