Prize $ 25K
Takes 0% equity
Funds 3 startups per year
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*ANNOUNCEMENT: Application deadline extended to June 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST!*

Now is the perfect time to apply for a unique opportunity to hunker down and get serious about developing your business skills. Up to 10 teams will participate in the 2020 Velocity Accelerator for creative businesses developed and hosted by the Center for Creative Economy in Winston-Salem, NC. As the world experiences a "Great Pause", now is the time to get focused and smart about your business so you can emerge from the current crisis bold, strong, and ready to power up!

WHY VELOCITY
- Formulated specifically for creative companies
- Customized one-on-one mentoring
- 9 weeks- online business skill workshops
- Weekly mentoring sessions
- Peer group collaboration
- Velocity Week in Winston-Salem, NC with cohort, mentors, and investors

THE DATES
Application Open: April 15 - June 15, 2020
Online Onboarding Week: Week of July 28
Kick-Off Weekend: August 7 - 9
Online Curriculum: August 11 - September 24
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*ANNOUNCEMENT: Application deadline extended to June 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST!*

Now is the perfect time to apply for a unique opportunity to hunker down and get serious about developing your business skills. Up to 10 teams will participate in the 2020 Velocity Accelerator for creative businesses developed and hosted by the Center for Creative Economy in Winston-Salem, NC. As the world experiences a "Great Pause", now is the time to get focused and smart about your business so you can emerge from the current crisis bold, strong, and ready to power up!

WHY VELOCITY
- Formulated specifically for creative companies
- Customized one-on-one mentoring
- 9 weeks- online business skill workshops
- Weekly mentoring sessions
- Peer group collaboration
- Velocity Week in Winston-Salem, NC with cohort, mentors, and investors

THE DATES
Application Open: April 15 - June 15, 2020
Online Onboarding Week: Week of July 28
Kick-Off Weekend: August 7 - 9
Online Curriculum: August 11 - September 24
Velocity Week: September 27 - October 1

***In person gatherings will be dependent on the current COVID-19 policies at the time of the accelerator. CCE follows the State of NC and CDC guidelines. Residential components of the program will be changed to online delivery as needed.

THE MONEY
-There is no fee to apply.
-$995 participation fee per person
-$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.

THE PROGRAM
-Refine your creative business model
-Understand and analyze your market and industry
-Deepen your customer discovery and understand the benefits your business provides
-Develop and prepare your financials
-Define your target customer, and construct your plans for marketing and launch
-Develop a pitch for seed-stage funding and more

THE BEST APPLICANTS FOR VELOCITY
-Creative teams that are ready to grow their business
-Inception stage entrepreneurs, and companies building traction in the market
-Creative businesses that solve a problem or create a unique user experience
-Companies looking to reboot

For more details, and to listen to our on-demand Info Session, visit velocity.ccetriad.com or email Kayla Norris at kayla@ccetriad.com.
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