The Collide Village Accelerator Program (CVAP) is looking for its second class of startups. Ten (10) lucky startups will receive $25,000 in seed money, access to elite mentors, and 12 weeks of intensive coursework and field work, supported by lots of hands-on assistance during the three-month accelerator program.
DEADLINE IS: AUGUST 4, 2015
Collide Village experts will take the selected startups through a rigorous, focused program that walks the class through every aspect of their business: customer development, validation, MVP definition, problem/solution validation, product/market fit, branding, and go-to-market strategy. Startups will be supported with mentor sessions, and will be given an opportunity to present their product to top accredited investors as well as venture capitalists.
Collide Village is a milestone driven accelerator. Therefore, startups are measured against their own goals. We work with the startups to create realistic expectations and to build their Investment Readiness Level in preparation for presentations to venture capitalists, something few other accelerators do.
To win a spot in the accelerator, applicants must demonstrate that they have innovative web and mobile software technologies and solutions in B2C and B2B space. Successful candidates include those involved in but not limited to consumer services, business enterprise solutions, artificial intelligence, Internet infrastructure, virtual and augmented reality, transportation, housing, financial services, network and telecom, shared economy, social network, last-minute economy, education, IoT applications and media.
“Key differentiator for CVAP is its focus on customer development. A lot of entrepreneur either don’t give importance or do not understand the importance of it. Entrepreneurs will be challenged throughout the three months to run various experiments to validate hypotheses about their business and define if there is a better solution for the problem worth solving,” Tahir Hussain, Managing Partner & CEO of The Collide Village, said. “We are excited to work with the next class of visionaries. It is always exhilarating.”
Collide Village holds its classes at the Addison Treehouse in Addison, TX, in close relationship with The Dallas Entrepreneurial Center (DEC) and Addison Economic Development Center.
Startups interested in applying should visit www.collidevillage.com/accelerator-2015/ and fill out an online application.