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

Applications close: Fri, Aug 16th @ 11:59PM

Finalists selected and notified: week of Aug 19th

Weekly sessions: Wed, Sept 4th-Wed, Oct 9th @ 5:30-8:00pm

Demo Day event: Mon, Oct 14th

What's in the application?

The Pre-accelerator application consists of ~25 required questions and fields.

Before applying, please review our Pre-accelerator Application Success Guide.

For any questions regarding the Pre-accelerator or the application process, please email

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