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Accelerator Application Schedule & Events

The next Brandery startup accelerator class will begin in the summer of 2014. 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.

Feb. 1, 2014 Applications open
Feb. 6, 2014 Brandery @ Stanford – Branding for Startups presentation
Feb. 11, 2014 Brandery Office Hours – Virtual
Feb. 14, 2014 Brandery Office Hours – Cincinnati, 8-10am
Feb. 21, 2014 Brandery Office Hours – Cincinnati, 4-6pm
Mar. 28, 2014 Deadline II
April 18, 2014 Deadline III
May 1, 2014 Final Application Deadline
Mid May 2014 Companies Selected
June 25, 2014 Program begins
October 15, 2014 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:

Why Design Matters for Start-ups

What I’ve learned as a Serial Entrepreneur
Geoff Allen, Ziplist (Washington, DC)

Building a purpose-inspired company
Procter & Gamble brand building experts

How to raise angel and venture funding
Blair Garrou, The Mercury Fund (Houston, TX)

10 Legal Mistakes that Start-ups Make
Taft Law

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

Building an Awesome Product
Josh Elman, fmr Twitter Product Manager (SF)

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.