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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.

Around Feb. 1, 2015 Applications open
May 1, 2015 Final Application Deadline
Mid-May 2015 Companies Selected
Late June 2015 Program begins
Mid-October 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:

Why Design Matters for Startups

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.