Join the Accelerate24 Family

Our Accelerate24 program is mentorship-driven 3 month accelerator where we work with select early-stage startups to validate and scale business model potential, collaborate with advisors and peers, get hands on mentorship, and ultimately launch, grow, fund, and build defensible and scalable products in Marketplace, SaaS, Enterprise and Emerging Technology categories.

While the Accelerate24 program is 3 months long, we support ventures for a full year post program entry with continued mentorship, guidance, collaboration, exposure, and connecting them to partners in the ecosystem.

Apply for the summer cohort

Spring Cohort 2017


Participating Mentors

Suresh Harikrishnan

Aaron Enatsky
Hubbs, Enatsky & Auito

Heather Marie Newlin
In Transition, Previously BAE and Northrop Grumman

Vikas Grover
Open Source

Lokesh Kumar Inc

Callye Keen

Jeyamariappan Ganapathy
Samatva Wealth Management LLC

Shiva Thirumazhusai

Mike Ravenscroft

Lax Gopisetty
Accenture & Hyd Angels

Jonathan Altman
Capital One

John Yu
Office Evolution

Azeem Khan

Tricia Ratliff
Scaled Markets

Dannielle Hawk
Hawk Coaching & Consulting

Michael Reyes
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Kiran Yeddala

Larry Cynkin

Kevin Ringham
Tiger Team Consulting, LLC

Keith Fowler

Ganesh Tayi

Michael Mort
Argent Place Law, PLLC

Jeremy Snyder

Demetrios Sapounas

Iris Sherman
Kitchology Inc.

Sandy Vasan
Innovation Partners -

Eugene Rosenfeld

  • Timeline

  • Ends Jan 31

    Startup Pitches

    Submit your applications, interview with the program director, pitch to our mentor community

  • Feb 1 - 28

    Business Modeling

    Work with SI senior advisors 1-on-1 to get your business model, roadmap and strategy outline in place.

  • Feb 14 - 28

    Mentor Matchmaking

    Review and tweak your business model and roadmap with your lead mentor, hit the ground running with as the cohort kicks off!

  • Mar 1 - May 15

    Cohort sessions

    Meet weekly, review progress with peers and SI advisors, work 1-on-1 with mentors or in mastermind groups to refine strategies, get sessions on strategies you want to learn, work with us to get introduction to our network partners, pitch and network at the socials, brainstorm, validate, launch, grow, scale business strategies.

  • May 16 - 31

    Pre-Graduation huddle

    Discuss progress, are you steadily meeting your goals? Progressing through the framework? Ready to pitch on demo day?

  • Jun 1 - 30

    Post-Graduation Hotseat

    1 month of continuous and heavy support from cohort members, mentors, and SI to really get you ready to "be on your own" additionally get artifacts, and presentations ready for demo day, and get support in taking the next steps in your startup journey

  • June 15

    Spring Cohort Demo Day

    Pitch to the SI community and supporters

  • Onwards to Feb 2019

    Community Support

    Stay connected to the community, continue to access support from mentors, partners, and community members. Also help the community by volunteering, providing thought leadership, and helping the next gen of startups.

Community Events

Cohort Sponsors

AWS Activate


Patent Portfolio Builders

Office Evolution Tysons