Boston Accelerators: Navigating Your Options
The Capital Network Presents:
You might be interested in getting your startup into an accelerator – and rest assured Boston has no shortage of options – but it’s hard to know exactly what the best options for your stage and industry are.
From business support, mentorship and desk space, to equity vs non-equity, marketing, and even prize money – accelerators offer a whole lot and can really help you develop you product, brand, and network.
At this panel, you will hear from different accelerators about their selection process and programming so that you can make the right choice for your startup. Join us for a panel discussion, food & drinks and post discussion mingling with the speakers
Asad Butt is a Partner with LearnLaunch Accelerator, an edtech focused startup program. LearnLaunch Accelerator provides the most promising edtech startups worldwide with seed funding, an unmatched team of mentors, intensive coaching and all the tools needed to grow a successful edtech startup.
Niari Keverian, Director of Marketing at MassChallenge. MassChallenge is designed to catalyze a global renaissance by connecting high-impact startups with the resources they need to launch and succeed. MassChallenge is a 4-month program which offers mentorship, office space, education, network & community, and other resources. $2 million+ cash awards, $10 million in-kind. It’s open to all: any early-stage startup, in any industry, from anywhere in the world, no equity’s taken and there’s no restrictions on the startups
Clement Cazalot, Managing Director of Techstars Boston, a three-month mentorship-driven accelerator program. Techstars is for life — our global ecosystem of founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners work together to create a network of support that lasts throughout your entrepreneurial journey. We make entrepreneurship accessible by opening doors to capital, mentorship, marketing, business development, customer acquisition, and talent recruitment.
Ignacio Castron, Boston Co-Director of The Founder Institute, a premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. Through a challenging curriculum and strong post-program support, FI provides aspiring entrepreneurs with structure, mentorship, and a network to start an enduring company.
Heatherjean Macneil is the Global Director of the WIN (Women Innovating Now) Lab, an eight-month long program designed specifically for high-growth women entrepreneurs that accelerates their entrepreneurial paths. The WIN Lab invests in women, empowering them to disrupt, experiment, and build successful businesses on their own terms. The WIN Lab recognizes that women build businesses differently. Through innovative programming the Lab invests in the development of its residents, enabling them to test, disrupt, and innovate. Once WINners are ready to grow, the Lab provides the road map, expertise, inspiration, and community needed to successfully scale ventures.
Moderator: Carl Valenstein
Carl Valenstein focuses his practice on domestic and international corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, project development, and transactional finance. He counsels extensively in the life science, telecom/electronics, and maritime industries and is the co-chair of the Morgan Lewis’ Impact Investment Initiative.