Comments on Funding:
A monthly stipend of $3,000 is given to the participants for the 16 weeks duration of the program. There are 3 cohorts per year.
Stage 1 – All teams are required to submit a written application that consists of:
Stage 2 – Applications are reviewed by an external panel, and the top ranked teams will have the opportunity to pitch their business to a selection committee. Each team has 10 minutes to pitch their startup, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.zz
Other Things to Note:
The Western Accelerator consists of 3 cohorts per year (Fall, Winter and Summer). The Fall and Winter terms are for teams who have an MVP that is ready to go to market. These cohorts are all 16 weeks in duration. The summer cohort is designed for validation-stage startups who have put significant effort to understand their business model and are ready to validate their idea with early adopters.Applications close 2 months prior to the beginning of the cohort (July, November and March).