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Accelerator Application Schedule & Events

The next Brandery startup accelerator class will begin in the summer of 2016. 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.

Applications are CLOSED for 2016. If you have any questions, let us know at!

Feb. 1, 2016 Applications open – APPLY NOW!
Mar. 31, 2016 Happy/Office Hours 5-8 PM at Union Hall
Apr. 14, 2016 Happy/Office Hours 5-8 PM at Union Hall
Apr. 21, 2016 Happy/Office Hours 5-8 PM at Union Hall
April 29, 2016 Final Application Deadline
Mid-May 2016 Companies Selected
June 14, 2016 Day 1 of the 2016 Cohort
September 22, 2016 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.