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.

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 who are passionate, coachable, and open to feedback
Company Selection
How are companies chosen?
When selecting companies for the Pre-accelerator, we look at a few items to determine if the startup is a good fit. Those items are: • Past Program Participation - has this company participating in Startup Bootcamp, Incubator, or Community Fund? • Business Model - Does this company have a product or minimum viable product in the market? Are they currently generating revenue? What is the scalability of this company? •Pitch Deck - Is the problem and solution clearly stated and explained? Is there a strong understanding of product-market fit? Overall quality of the deck (branding & design) • Video Submission - Did the founder clearly answer the questions asked in the application? What milestones is this company looking to reach? • Team/Founder - Is the founder working on this full-time? Does this founder have a team or co-founder?
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

Our 2023 Pre-accelerator applications are closed.

Join us for our public Demo Day event on Monday, October 16 at 6:00pm!

Interested in applying for the 2024 cohort? Join our waitlist to be the first to know when applications open.

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)
  • Record and submit a 3-minute video about you and your company

Program Alumni

Join our waitlist for the 2023 cohort.


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