VELOCITY, a new accelerator for Creative Entrepreneurs, is open for applications. Turn your passion into a growing creative business! Velocity is created and powered by the Center for Creative Economy in Winston-Salem, NC!
- Designed specifically for creative companies
- 9 week online and in person learning with cohort members
- 24 business modules organized around the themes, “Create, Tell, Sell, Run"
- Customized one-on-one weekly mentoring
- In-person Kick Off and Deep Dive in Winston-Salem with cohort, mentors, and investors
Application Opens: April 4 - June 2, 2019
On-Boarding: Week of July 30, 2019
Kick-Off Weekend in Winston-Salem: August 9 - 11, 2019
Online Curriculum: August 6 - September 13, 2019
Deep Dive Week in Winston-Salem: September 22 - 27, 2019
-There is no fee to apply.
-$895 participation fee per person if selected. This covers the online curriculum, supplies, access to mentors and investors, lodging and food during the Kickoff Weekend and Deep Dive Week. All you have to do is book your own travel.
-$50K in seed-stage funding is split amongst the top three startups based on the final week's pitches as equity-free, 0% interest loans.
-Refine your creative business model
-Understand and analyze your market and industry
-Develop and prepare your financials
-Construct your marketing, operations, and launch plan
-Develop a pitch for seed stage capital from investors
THE BEST APPLICANTS FOR VELOCITY
-Creative teams of one or more founders located globally that are ready to grow!
-Are talking with customers and "discovering" your specific value
-Creative businesses that solve a problem or create a unique user experience
-Are building a prototype or are ready to launch
-May already have a product on the market, but need a reboot to make it soar