How many start-ups are accepted into the program?
We usually accept between 15-20 startups into the cohort. We find this number is optimal for fostering community and allowing each startup to benefit fully from the program.
Is there a cost to attend the program?/ Do you take equity?
There is no cost to participate in the accelerator and we do not take any equity.
Are you looking for startups from a specific industry?
No, we welcome applicants from all industries and hope to have a diverse cohort.
Do you only accept Social Enterprises?
No, we work with all entrepreneurs including those committed to making a social/environmental impact through their start-up.
What are some perks of being in the program?
Besides the great education and practicum opportunities we offer:
- Free co-working (24/7 access)
- Free professional office hours
- Access to the full mentor network
- Introductions to prospective customers
- Networking opportunities
- Funding guidance
- Access to a summer intern (graduating start-ups can submit a project proposal for our incoming class of summer interns)
Where does programming take place?
All workshops and summits will take place at reSET’s office (1429 Park St STE 114 Hartford, CT). For those traveling from out of state, we are conveniently located close to Hartford’s Union Station which houses bus and train (Amtrak) terminals. We are also located walking distance to CT Fastrack.
Sounds great! How do I apply?
Please fill out the online application form which will be available in Fall 2019. The application entails written answers as well as a 60 second pitch video (don’t worry about video quality, we just need to be able to see and hear you clearly). After reviewing the applications, we will contact finalists to come in for an interview with our team.
Do you have any tips on applying?
Great Question! We love to see founders that are committed to their startups and committed to growing alongside a community of fellow startups. Take some time to write up thoughtful answers and really reflect on how your product/service solves a critical problem for your customers.
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