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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 now OPEN- stay tuned to this page as well as social media to learn more. 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 21, 2016 Day 1 of the 2016 Cohort
October 12, 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.