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Geekdom Pre-accelerator

A 6-week program that prepares startups for accelerators and early-stage investments.

What Happens

We offer the only Pre-accelerator in San Antonio for local tech startups and entrepreneurs. Our program is designed to help tech founders scale their startups and prepare for investments.

Participation

Startup founders are invited to apply, and once selected, commit to meeting weekly as a cohort.

Pitching

Quality time is spent with mentors weekly to prepare founders for a Demo Day in front of hundreds.

Access

Founders will have access to high-quality mentors and local investors throughout the program.

Our Pre-Accelerator Team

Leslie Chasnoff Headshot

Leslie Chasnoff

Programs Manager, Geekdom

Get Involved

Once applications close, 6 local startups will be selected to participate in this year’s Pre-accelerator program. Founders will meet weekly with their cohort, mentors,  and guest speakers to gain insight and prepare for a public Demo Day.

For more information about the Pre-accelerator and how you can support our startups as a sponsor or mentor, email programs@geekdom.com.

Program Timeline & Structure

Applications Open: NOW!
Pre-accelerator Q&A Crowdcast Event: May 5
Applications Close: May 16
Teams Scored & Interviewed: May 17-May 21
Teams Selected & Notified: May 24-May 28
Teams Announced: no later than May 31
Onboarding: May 31-June 10

6 WEDNESDAYS + DEMO DAY
(all sessions will be virtual)
Week 1: June 9
Week 2: June 16
Week 3: June 23
Week 4: June 30
Week 5: July 7
Week 6: July 14
Demo Day Production Day: Saturday, July 17 (in-person)
Demo Day Event: Wednesday, July 21 (hybrid virtual/in-person)

Wednesday Schedule
1-2 pm Lunch Time Presentation/Education Series
Week 1: Program Overview & Expectations
Week 2: Anatomy of a Pitch
Week 3: Traction & Meaningful KPIs
Week 4: Customers & Market Sizing
Week 5: Funding Sources
Week 6: Alumni AMA

6-7:30 pm Evening Pitch Practice
Each founder has 5 minutes to pitch followed by 5 minutes of mentor feedback.

7:30-8:30 pm 1:1 Mentor Sessions
Each founder will meet individually with two mentors for 30 mins each.

Surround yourself with lifelong learners.