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Top 10 reasons why you should apply to the Scratchpad Accelerator!

August 7, 2015


Introducing the top 10 reasons why your startup team should apply to the Scratchpad Accelerator!  

  • Expertise: Access to the advisors you need (legal, marketing, organizational, production, etc.) when you need it.

  • Support: Daily assistance/support from staff who can help you with problem-solving, guidance, and resources.

  • Mentors:  Access to a robust mentor network from diverse industries and backgrounds.

  • Connections: At weekly Founders’ Dinners, you can learn from your peers and share what you’ve learned with them.

  • Workspace: We provide everything you need to set up shop: desk space, internet access, conference rooms, and a kitchenette.

  • Funding: You can apply for up to $25,000 of seed funding to help push your company forward.

  • Technology: Leverage Microsoft’s BizSpark program, a global program that helps startups succeed by giving free access to Microsoft Azure cloud services, software, and support.

  • Networking: Expand your personal network through events with mentors, peers, coaches, industry experts, and university resources.

  • Pitch coaching: We’ll help you plan and prepare an investor’s pitch, give you lots of opportunities to practice, and give you feedback every step of the way.

  • Demo day: At the end of the accelerator, we’ll pull together a room full of investors and you can pitch your company for possible partners or additional funding.

Apply now! Applications close August 14th, so don’t delay!  


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Jason Harkins

Managing Director


Lisa Liberatore

Managing Director​




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