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Accelerator Application Schedule & Events

The next Brandery startup accelerator class will begin in the summer of 2015. The program will run for 4 months in Cincinnati, Ohio, concluding with a Demo Day pitch to an audience of VC’s, angels, media, and other interested parties. We recommend you apply earlier rather than later, as we interview startups on a rolling basis.

We highly recommend interested startups meet us in person during the application process. If you don’t see a city that’s convenient for you on the schedule yet, let us know.

Feb. 1, 2015 Applications open — Apply Now
Feb. 4, 2015, 12 pm Cincinnati Office Hours — Register Here
Feb. 9-11, 2015 Team Brandery is in San Francisco. Office Hours by appointment. Email us.
Feb. 26, 2015, 5 pm Cincinnati Office Hours — Register Here
March 1, 2015 Deadline I
March 4, 2015 Branding for Startups Workshop / Office Hours in Atlanta — Register Here
March 16, 2015 Cincinnati Office Hours — Register Here
March 16, 2015 Global Accelerator Network Accelerator & Startup Matching at SXSWRegister Here.
April 1, 2015 Deadline II
April 16, 2015 Cincinnati Office Hours— Register Here
April 16, 2015 Final Application Deadline
Mid-May 2015 Companies Selected
June 16, 2015 Program begins
October 7, 2015 Demo Day

Sessions for selected companies

We guarantee you will have a chance to hear from an amazing selection of speakers and mentors at The Brandery this summer. Here is just a small sampling of some of the sessions you may experience in the program this year:

Getting Personal With Your Consumer
Allen Mason, VP of Strategy at dunnhumby

Ted Serbinski, Formerly, Detroit Venture Partners; Now, MD of TechStars Mobility

Building a Purpose-Inspired Company
Jim Stengel, Former Procter & Gamble Global Marketing Officer

How To Raise Angel and Venture Funding
Blair Garrou, The Mercury Fund (Houston, TX)

10 Legal Mistakes That Kill Startups
Taft Law

Business Models and Pro-forma Financials
Joe Medved, SoftBank Capital (NYC)

Leveraging Content Marketing
Kevin Dugan, Director of Content, Empower MediaMarketing

Marketing Plans on a Budget
Craig Baldwin, CMO of Sqrl, 2012 Brandery Graduate

Plus, our Brand in a Day and Growth Hack Day workshops with your world-class agency partner, opportunities to meet with investors and mentors throughout the program, and much more. For more information, see our benefits page.