Congratulations - you've been accepted into the Pre-Seed Accelerator on a probationary basis!

We’re ready to be your partner – we just have a few milestones left to hit together.

Ready to accelerate your trajectory?

 

A Message from Our Founder ON LAUNCHPAD

We believe in your mission and we want to accept you into our full accelerator, in fact, we’ve created this probationary acceptance program to work alongside and support you as you do.

You’re 90% of the way there, we’re going to hit a few more milestones together as a team to ensure you meet our program requirements before you meet with our investor network.

In the meantime, you’re going to get access to ALL of our resources, our mentor network, and the remainder of the accelerator experience as you knock our program requirements out of the park.

Now for the accelerator, we know that joining an accelerator is a big step and it’s okay to be nervous, it’s okay to be unsure, it’s okay to be anxious – because it is a big step.

And I promise you that we will do everything in our power as partners to help you succeed.

We’ve seen it all. You will come in having made mistakes and with issues that need to be corrected, perhaps you even know what they are.

We’ve had companies find needed cofounders in our program, we’ve had mergers, acquisitions, and we’ve had a founder fail in week 3 only to launch another company by graduation.

From this moment on, you are a part of our family and that means something to us. It also means something to you and your cohort mates. 

My team and I, and even some of you have been in accelerators where we didn’t feel connected to the cohort, the mentors, the investors, and you may not have felt it was ROI positive.

My promise to you is that is not the “Newchip Experience”. We’re part of the solution. 

You will find and make new friends, advisors, and mentors, that will all last a lifetime. 

You will learn things about yourself that you never thought you could achieve, you will grow, and you will find success whether in this endeavor or your next one.

We’re here to guide you in your journey and while many of our companies go on to success, some will statistically will still fail, and we’re here to help you through that as well. 

They say that if you’re going to fail, you better fail hard and fast, and pick yourself back up and start again.

If we could guarantee success or guarantee funding, we’d be psychic (we’re not though), however we do track data, and we know that you have a better chance with us, than not with us. 

In fact, about a 70x better chance overall. But that is just the data. The rest is up to you.

Up to this point, you’ve been investing in your idea, your team, and your product, but this program will require you to invest in yourself. 

Strangely enough, I’ve found that the hardest thing for entrepreneurs to grasp is how to generate ROI out of their time via investment to level up their own skillsets.

You are a 10X’er on your team. That means you bring 10X the value, but you need to make yourself a 30X’er… and a 100X’er! 

And to do  that requires learning fundraising skills, leadership skills, and experience from others failures (yes you will learn not just from success but people who’ve failed).

“Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.”
– Winston Churchill

Learn from our teams decades of experience with thousands of startups and you will save YEARS on your entrepreneur journey.

 That’s what we’re offering you in this accelerator. Be the founder we know you can be.

Because if you excel, our partners and us, we’ll invest in you and take you to the next level.

The choice is and will always be yours as the founder of your company. 

Regardless of whether you take advantage of this opportunity, remember to work hard and stay humble, and success will come to you.

Looking forward to seeing you at launch day!

-Ryan Rafols

Founder & CEO
Newchip Accelerator

SUCCESS STORIES

Our STARTUPS

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PROGRAM Overview

24-Week Program

6-mo’s full of CEO and startup training, mentorship, and coaching from serial entrepreneurs and veteran investors.

100% Equity Free

Retain full ownership and control of your company because all of our accelerator programs are equity-free.

100% Online

No need to pack your business up and move anywhere – complete the entire program remote and online.

Advisors & Mentors

Our Mentors and Advisors represent the top 3% of entrepreneurs – IPOs, millions raised, M & A – they’ve done it all.

Community Access

An online community of like minded founders, investors, and mentors to learn from and build your network.

Group Accountability

Monthly group masterminds with likeminded entrepreneurs provide accountability to reach your goals.

24-Week Program

6-mo’s full of CEO and startup training, mentorship, and coaching from serial entrepreneurs and veteran investors.

100% Equity Free

Retain full ownership and control of your company because all of our accelerator programs are equity-free.

100% Online

No need to pack your business up and move anywhere – complete the entire program remote and online.

Advisors & Mentors

Our Mentors and Advisors represent the top 3% of entrepreneurs – IPOs, millions raised, M & A – they’ve done it all.

Community Access

An online community of like minded founders, investors, and mentors to learn from and build your network.

Group Accountability

Monthly group masterminds with likeminded entrepreneurs provide accountability to reach your goals.

WHEN YOU HIT YOUR MILESTONES YOU'LL BE ELIGIBLE FOR:

WHEN YOU HIT YOUR MILESTONES YOU'll BE ELIGIBLE FOR:

Virtual Demo Day

Access to our investor Demo Days – get in front of 100s of investors with a strong fundraising plan and ongoing intros to investors throughout the program.

Investor Office Hours

Our Investor Relations and Advisor teams host daily Q&A and Office Hour sessions with hundreds of investors and experts each month to help you drive business results.

Investor Introductions

Our Investor Relations team will make curated investor introductions based on industry, stage, and vertical, to investors in our 3,000+ investor network.

Virtual Demo Day

Access to our investor Demo Days – get in front of 100s of investors with a strong fundraising plan and ongoing intros to investors throughout the program.

Investor Office Hours

Our Investor Relations and Advisor teams host daily Q&A and Office Hour sessions with hundreds of investors and experts each month to help you drive business results.

Investor Introductions

Our Investor Relations team will make curated investor introductions based on industry, stage, and vertical, to investors in our 3,000+ investor network. 

Testimonials

“As a female founder, we have some barriers to entry. Having the support of the Newchip founders and directors was a great confidence booster, and going into those meetings with confidence has made all the difference. Newchip Connect has also helped us fill the calendar with meetings with investors.”

Sloan Foster

CEO, Autothink

“Newchip changed things for me, because now I have too many investors that I’m speaking with. I’m still trying to decide which ones are the highest potential. I’m in 2nd and 3rd phone conversations with quite a few investors out there. It’s taking up a ton of my time every day which is great, and I’m very grateful.”

Piper Cochrane

Founder Organic Candy Factory Los Angeles

“Not only did the Newchip Accelerator program teach me things I’d never learn in the real world about how investors think and how to deal with them on an even playing field, but they pushed, prodded, and pulled us into being truly investment-ready. Big hats off to this team for seeing the massive void that exists between investors and great opportunities, and stepping in to fill that void. Their connections are already paying off big and we are well on our way to completing our $1M Seed round.”

Rick Medlen

CEO GarageSkins Portland

“They are knowledgeable in all the aspects of starting a business and getting investor funding, they helped me and my partners refine our pitch deck to eventually lock down our first investor commit. They are straight shooters and if they don’t know an answer, which is rare, they will tell you and direct to a person who can help. Thanks for all your help!”

Drew Pasler

COO Sampoll West Palm Beach

“The thing that I have found in Newchip that I never had, despite all my years of being an entrepreneur, is that raising money is an art form. It’s a process, and what Newchip did is it taught me a lot of stuff that I didn’t actually know. Newchip packaged it in a way, and put together a sequence of events that was new to me. Being a process-oriented guy, that’s what I really liked about it. It followed a pipeline that I could run my project through, and I would know where to stop and start to keep moving forward. The people I dealt with were extremely knowledgeable about the things they were knowledgeable about.”

Bruce Dugan

CEO Inicia Incorporated Argentina

UP TO $700K+ IN
Partner Credits
& Discounts

Amazon Web Services

Cloud Services

$10,000 in Credits good for One Year

Google Cloud

Cloud Services

$3,000 in Credits good for One Year

Stripe

Payment Processing

$20,000 of Transaction Processing

Oracle for Startup

Cloud Services

Up to $15,000 in Cloud Credits

Hubspot

Marketing

90% Off Software Subscription

Sendgrid

Marketing

Advanced Email Deliverability Package

Brex

Financial

$10,000 Minimum Cash Balance

Foundersuite

Fundraising

25% off any monthly plan for…

IBM Cloud

Cloud Services

Up to $100,000 in Credits for One Year

Digital Ocean

Product Development

$1,000 in infrastructure credit

Airtable

Collaboration

$2000 credits

Crunchbase

Research Services

10% off Annual License

Zendesk Sell

Sales Force Automation

2 Free Seats (Enterprise Plan) for…

Zeguro

Cyber Safety

15% off Cyber Safety platform.

Pilot

20% of first 6 months

MainStreet

25% off any fees

Two12

25% discount on the first year

Twilio

$500 in Twilio Credits plus access to the Twilio Startups Team

Dialpad

10 Free lifelong seats of Dialpad Talk and UberConference

Savvi

Access to Savvi launch program – $500 initial credit + up to $5k in waived fees

DocSend

90% off DocSend for 1 year

Radix Haven

15 day free trail

Gust Launch

Partner of Newchip

Gust offers you the resources that facilitate the launch, development, and growth of your company

Carta

20% discount

Forecastr

25% discount

Paro

Free consultation + 10% discount on all services

MicroAcquire

Free Access

Divvy

Access for free, Priority-level support

Gorgias

2nd month free +$30-day money back guarantee

Startup Grind

3 months free access

Partial.ly

Promotional Rate

Perfectioneur Masterclass

20% off masterclass

Launchpeer

Partnership Program

Springboard

Newchip Partner

Moo

20% Business Level Discount

ZenLeap

30% discount on their services

PayGility Advisors

Newchip Partner

Equa

50% off its cap table offering

Praexo

30% off its annual package

*Sample of a few of our 100+ credit programs and discounts included in membership (much more included and you’re able to apply to offer your products to our community as well). 
*Credit and discount partner programs are subject to change and may have requirements for their startup program such as revenue, industry, and accelerator stage. 

UP TO $700K+
Partner Credits
& DISCOUNTS

Amazon Web Services

Cloud Services

Up to $10,000 in Credits for One Year

Google Cloud

Cloud Services

Up to $10,000 in Credits for One Year

Oracle for Startup

Cloud Services

Up to $15,000 in Cloud Credits

Stripe

Payment Processing

$20,000 of Transaction Processing

Brex

Financial

$10,000 Minimum Cash Balance

Foundersuite

Fundraising

25% off any monthly plan for…

Sendgrid

Marketing

Advanced Email Deliverability Package

Hubspot

Marketing

90% Off Software Subscription

IBM Cloud

Cloud Services

$100,000 in Credits for One Year

Digital Ocean

Product Development

$1,000 in infrastructure credit

Crunchbase

Research Services

10% off Annual License

Airtable

Collaboration

$2000 credits

Zeguro

Cyber Safety

15% off Cyber Safety platform.

Zendesk Sell

Sales Force Automation

2 Free Seats (Enterprise Plan) for…

Pilot

20% of first 6 months

MainStreet

25% off any fees

Two12

25% discount on the first year

Twilio

$500 in Twilio Credits plus access to the Twilio Startups Team

Dialpad

10 Free lifelong seats of Dialpad Talk and UberConference

Savvi

Access to Savvi launch program – $500 initial credit + up to $5k in waived fees

DocSend

90% off DocSend for 1 year

Radix Haven

15 day free trail

Gust Launch

Partner of Newchip

Gust offers you the resources that facilitate the launch, development, and growth of your company

Carta

20% discount

Forecastr

25% discount

Paro

free consultation + 10% discount on all services

MicroAcquire

Free Access

Divvy

Access for free, Priority-level support

Gorgias

2nd month free +$30-day money back guarantee

Startup Grind

3 months free access

Partial.ly

Promotional Rate

Perfectioneur Masterclass

20% off masterclass

Launchpeer

Partnership Program

Springboard

Newchip Partner

Moo

20% Business Level Discount

ZenLeap

30% discount on their services

PayGility Advisors

Newchip Partner

Equa

50% off its cap table offering

Praexo

30% off its annual package

*Sample of a few of 100+ credit programs and discounts included in membership (much more included and you’re able to apply to offer your products to our community too). 
*Credit and discount partner programs are subject to change and may have requirements for their startup program such as revenue, industry, and accelerator stage. 

WHERE OUR MENTORS COME FROM

Our 300+ mentors come from some of the most successful companies in the world – here are a few you might know.

Mentor Highlights

Our Mentor Program pairs startups with the top 3% of entrepreneurs, founders, and executives to take your business to the next level.

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EXAMPLE Mentor Bios

CEO ROBOTICS COMPANY

Award-winning ex-NASA tech- nologist and serial entrepreneur, with substantial experience in AR, AI , big data, and cloud plat forms. Ph.D, M.Sci . , in Physics.

FORTUNE 500 EXECUTIVE

Serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist with decades of experience in finance and operations. Significant capital raised through IPOs, leading VC firms, and corporate investors.

FOUNDER, VC FUND

Founded Technology VC and growth equity firm with investments in multiple sectors. Prior to this they served in executive functions at Intel Corp.

SOME OF OUR 2000+
Investor PARTNERS

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to graduate the probationary program? How does that work?

Your Venture Associate will be able to go over the requirements for your specific circumstance so that you know exactly what you need to graduate the probationary program and get access to our Demo Day, Investor Network, and Investor Office Hours during your accelerator program. 

What happens if I complete the probationary period quickly or it takes me a few months?

Whether it takes you 2 weeks or 3 months to hit our requirements for our Pre-Seed Accelerator, you’ll get the same opportunity and time with our investor relations component of the program and an extension if needed (we’re here to see you succeed!).

If you don’t take equity in the company, how do you invest? How much do you invest?

Along with connecting you to our investor network, setting up meetings, and helping you build a fundraising plan, we have our own fund and 1000+ co-investor funds that invest in the top graduates of our cohorts.

The goal of a cohort is to work together to succeed, but it’s also to motivate you to compete with each other over who grows the most. Remember, being the biggest and baddest, doesn’t always = investment. 

Grit and coachability do, and if you have both you will grow and increase traction in the program. Lastly, when we invest it depends on the stage and valuation of the company at the end of the program and it’s up to $250k.

Why do you have a resource fee? 

We launched an equity-free accelerator to give back to entrepreneurs, but because we don’t take equity in companies, we utilize funding from our parent company, our investors, fund, and tuition to help cover the materials costs of the program: books, mentors, speakers, etc.

 It keeps the program equity-free and ensures that our team and mentors are 100% dedicated to you, you don’t just want volunteers, you want partners that are accountable – but that also means you’re accountable to us- just as you are to your shareholders.

That makes sense, what about other investor networks, do they charge application fees or dues?  

Yes. CTAN, otherwise known as the Central Texas Angel Network , one of the largest angel networks in the world (though smaller than our community and less deal-flow), charges $250 to apply, $5,000 to the startup if an investor invest, as well as yearly dues to each investor.

Some investor angel networks in the Valley and NY like Kiretsu charge $2k-$3k just to pitch them and more for access to network.  Unlike networks and accelerators that have 1-2 cycles per year, our model allows us to have a year round program to help as many entrepreneurs as possible.

Most entrepreneurs utilize conferences to meet investors and partners that cost $2k-3k per ticket (not including travel), think about the resource fee (and budget it) as a single conference except our program is access for life.

Are there other equity-free resource fee or tuition based programs like yours? How does Newchip compare?

We are the first and only program like ours that is specifically tailored to fundraising. Other similar programs focus on building an MVP or getting off the ground only, which are:  

Draper University (Pre-Accelerator) for $12,000,  Founder Institute (Pre-Accelerator) for $999 + 4%-6% equity as well as a few other hybrids that take equity plus a course or resource fee.

We’re proud to offer the most founder-friendly and world-class accelerator that is equity-free, that invest in the top graduates, and has a world-renowned team of “real entrepreneurs” who’ve founded and have $3B+ in exits.

Do you offer payment plans or any other options for resource fees if applicable?

Yes, we offer the option to pay up front in full as well as a 50/50 option. We also have partnered with partial.ly to provide an option for breaking down the payments into more installments; we never want the resource fee to be what stops a startup from participating in the accelerator.