Benefits

Support for your business during The Brandery Accelerator Program doesn’t end with $50,000 and world class mentorship.


Below you’ll find some of the benefits we’ve compiled to give your company the resources needed to succeed.


Funding Estimated Value
$50k Seed Funding Each startup in the Brandery Accelerator Program will receive a $50,000 grant to help cover expenses for the duration of the program. $50,000
Branding & Design Assistance Estimated Value
1:1 Partnership with a World-Class Agency We believe a powerful brand will make or break your startup. The Brandery companies are matched with a world-class design agency in the Cincinnati area to help establish your startup’s brand and visual identity. $25,000
Exclusive Accelerator Perks Estimated Value
As part of the Bizspark Plus program, you will receive $10,000 a month of hosting credits, access to Microsoft software, and tech support. You can also join the standard BizSpark program to get access to $150 per month, per developer of free Microsoft Azure services. This offer helps to cover a startup’s cloud computing costs and give startups access to the full bar of Microsoft’s products for development, testing and production on specific products $120,000
IBM Global Entrepreneur is a unique program designed to connect startups to IBM’s global ecosystem of clients, partners, business leaders, and enterprise-grade technology, and is offering startups participating in GAN accelerators up to $120,000 in IBM Cloud hosting credits over 12 months. $120,000
12 month Gold Plan Credit; Email deliverability and support for free (up to 300,000 emails/month!). $24,000
$5K in AWS Credits (good for 2 years). 12 months of AWS Business Support. Access to AWS Technical & Business Essentials training. Office hours with AWS Solutions Architect $7,500
Banking
PNC is the official bank of The Brandery. Among other perks, PNC provides a dedicated banking team for Brandery companies, preferred transaction rates and accounts.
Accounting
Clark Schaefer Hackett provides accounting services and assistance to The Brandery companies.
Legal Assistance Estimated Value
Brandery Startup Counsel Lori Jeffries will be offering legal services to the Brandery participants. She has a wealth of startup legal experience, as well as past work with 84.51, Dunnhumby, and Taft. Lori will be on site periodically throughout the program to provide legal advice on new company formation, company structure, corporate governance and certain other matters as part of the Brandery program. In addition, our Co-Founder, Rob McDonald, a partner at Taft Stettinius and Hollister, will be leading multiple educational sessions on formation, financing, intellectual property, and other key legal topics. $15,000