Funds $25k per team
Takes 7% equity
Funds 4 startups per year
Markets Education Social Enterprise Education Technology Social Innovation
Invests in North America United States
Sky High is an EdTech accelerator and a social innovation accelerator joined in one with an emphasis on K-12 education. The accelerator leverages a network of foundations, schools systems, and other public sector entities for assistance throughout the program. Partners include the Danse (3D animation and virtual reality company) as well as the State of Tennessee Entertainment Commission. Finally it leverages teachings of a social innovation curriculum based on the acclaimed book the Power of Social Innovation.

These resources are in addition to the acceleration process offered by Start Co. emphasizing idea validation, iteration and building an investable story. The program offers mentorship, weekly training sessions, business development, cohort reporting and actionable milestones.

Technical Partners: IBM, Amazon Web Services, PayPal, Twilio, SendGrid
Business Partners: American Airlines, Baker Donelson (legal), Archer Malmo (brand/marketing), The Marston Group (accounting)
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Sky High is an EdTech accelerator and a social innovation accelerator joined in one with an emphasis on K-12 education. The accelerator leverages a network of foundations, schools systems, and other public sector entities for assistance throughout the program. Partners include the Danse (3D animation and virtual reality company) as well as the State of Tennessee Entertainment Commission. Finally it leverages teachings of a social innovation curriculum based on the acclaimed book the Power of Social Innovation.

These resources are in addition to the acceleration process offered by Start Co. emphasizing idea validation, iteration and building an investable story. The program offers mentorship, weekly training sessions, business development, cohort reporting and actionable milestones.

Technical Partners: IBM, Amazon Web Services, PayPal, Twilio, SendGrid
Business Partners: American Airlines, Baker Donelson (legal), Archer Malmo (brand/marketing), The Marston Group (accounting)
Investment Partners: Wolf River Angels, Innova, RightSide Capital, Growth X, Lighter Capital, e.ventures

Additionally, startups are introduced to a network of prospective social angels, foundations, service providers, potential first customers and influencers in respective industries. Start Co. graduates have received follow-on financing of $16M since 2011.

Who do we invest in?
*Founders who are passionate, flexible, coachable, and execution oriented.
*Unique, high-growth-potential B2B startups; typically these are web-based or other enterprise software or hardware companies, though we’ll fund companies that don’t quite fit that mold as well.
*Startups that can have national or global reach.
*Specifically, we don’t fund brick-and-mortar shops, non-profits, companies that require laboratories and FDA approval, restaurants, consultancies, or small service oriented companies.

Post-Acceleration Support:
The accelerator culminates with a Demo Day, during which all Start Co. accelerators across various verticals showcase their businesses for follow-on investment. Graduated teams join our strong network of alumni and continue to set milestones while receiving post-acceleration support for at least another 3 months.
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