The application period for local B2B seed accelerator Tech Wildcatters is currently open until July 24th. If you’ve been working hard on your startup and are looking to take it to the next level then you should definitely consider applying for their third class, in which they will accept 7-10 companies.
What is Tech Wildcatters?
Tech Wildcatters is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator that puts participating companies through an intensive 12-week program. Startups receive up to $25,000 in seed funding in exchange for a small amount of equity (~6%) and have access to over 40 mentors with a wide range of experience and expertise.
TW was ranked the #7 incubator/accelerator in the country. If you are working on a B2B startup, or it’s a major part of your strategy, then the TW mentors have the experience and contacts you need/want. TW offers up to $25,000 while many other similar programs only offer up to $18k. That little extra scratch can make a big difference at the earliest of stages.
Dallas is booming. Did you know the DFW metroplex has one of the highest growth rates in the country? There is also a large pool of talent who are bored at their day jobs and ripe for the picking.
How to apply
If you think you have what it takes, then you’ll want to head over to http://techwildcatters.com/apply/.
A couple quick tips… definitely watch the video on the application page for some good ideas on how to pitch your company. Take your time, make sure to re-read things and tell a compelling story. Word on the street is that app reviewers really like to see live products, but even solid mockups will get you bonus points. If all you have is an idea, you’re not likely to get accepted.
July 24th, 2011 Application deadline.
July 27th, 2011 Finalists for quick pitch day will be notified.
Aug 3rd, 2011 Fall quick pitch day.
Aug 10th, 2011 Fall offers sent out.
Sept. 6th, 2011 Fall orientation begins.
Dec. 8th, 2011 Pitch Day!
Dec. 16th, 2011 Fall program ends