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"How exactly does the guarantee work?"

It's simple. If our founders don't raise at least $10K (the same amount as the initial investment to join our program), then we provide their money back, assuming you've gone through each step of our program as well as met certain conditions which our Venture Advisors will inform you of once you apply and schedule a call. This ensures if the worst case scenario happens (you're unable to raise any funding), you don't risk a thing. This essentially makes our program free; you either raise funding to cover the cost of our program, or you pay nothing.

"How are you different than an accelerator or incubator?"

First, we are fully remote, whereas most incubators and accelerators are in person. Second, we utilize a co-investing model which allows you to keep your equity whereas most incubators and accelerators will ask for a not insignificant amount of ownership of your company. Lastly, and most importantly, we are investor-operators, meaning we do work with and for you, such as branding, design, prototyping, development, etc.

"Can I do this while joining or in an accelerator or incubator?"

Yes. We don't have anything against accelerators and incubators, what they offer often times complements what we offer (we offer operational expertise while they offer mentorship and office space).

"How do the co-investing terms work?"

If you're accepted to join, you'll invest $10K into your startup in the form of cash to join our program, while we'll invest $20K in the form of a promissory note. The entire amount is used to pay for our program and services as outlined on our home page.

A promissory note is essentially an investment into your startup that is paid at a future conversion event, which will be when you obtain at least $100K or more in startup funding.

Here are a couple scenarios to make it easier to understand:

- Through our program you receive follow-on funding of $250K. That would be considered a conversion event, which means $20K of your funding would be paid to our team.
- Through our program you don't receive follow-on funding, or you raise less than $100K in funding. Because our 'conversion event' of raising over $100K didn't happen, nothing happens and you don't owe us the $20K.

If you have more questions about how this works, click here to apply and chat with a member of our team.

"I'm a solo founder. Can I still apply? Are my chances of success lower?"

Yes, we love solo founders just as much as teams. Over 6 years we haven't seen any significant difference in the success rates between the two.

"I have a technical cofounder, should I still apply?"

Yes, if you feel our process is the right fit for your team's goals.

"How long does this entire program take?"

Founders we work with typically go from day 1 to raising follow-on funding within 6 months. Though this is average, we do provide 12 months of support as part of the program, giving you plenty of time to ensure you get the result you're coming in for.

"How much time do I need to dedicate to working on my startup as I go through this program?"

We typically recommend founders dedicate between 5-10 hours/week to work through this process. A vast majority of our founders are working full time jobs up to the point of receiving follow-on funding, and typically have plenty of time during the week, nights, or weekends to work through our process.

"I'm interested. Can I talk to someone?"

Yes. Start Your application and then it'll prompt you to schedule a call with a member of our team so we can talk about your goals and if/how we can help your startup launched.