Geekdom Pre-accelerator

The Geekdom Pre-accelerator is a 6-week program designed to help early-stage startups effectively pitch their company, learn about startup financials, all while creating valuable connections with local business leaders and fellow founders.

Applications will open Monday, July 31, 2023.

Watch our 2022 Pre-accelerator Demo Day video!

Who is this program for?
•For-profit companies •Geekdom Members (Not a member? Become one today!) •Companies with a business model and MVP (can be further along or finishing build of MVP) •Companies looking to apply to accelerators and/or prepare to seek early stage funding •Founders who can commit to dedicating a minimum of 4-6 hours of their time to program requirements each week •Founders looking to build relationships in the San Antonio startup community •Founders with a passion for the problem they are solving
Company Selection
How are companies chosen?
The Geekdom Programs team, along with key Geekdom stakeholders, will review the applications and select 6 companies that show promise of continuing growth within the Geekdom community. Before final selections are made interviews may be conducted to better understand program fit.
Program Overview
What can I expect?
The Geekdom Pre-accelerator is a 6-week program that prepares startups for applying to accelerators, and early-stage investments. Selected founders meet weekly for workshops and speaker sessions, pitch practice, and 1:1 mentorship with all-star Geekdom mentors. The program culminates in a public Demo Day event where each startup will pitch their company to the community.

Important Dates

Applications will open Monday, July 31, 2023.

Additional information on dates will be announced soon.

What's in the application?

To apply, you will need to submit the following:

  • Company pitch deck
  • What problem are you solving? For whom? How?
  • What milestones are you hoping to achieve in the next 6 months-1 year?
  • What help do you most need to take your company further? (other than funding)

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