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Accelerator

ABOUT THE
ACCELERATOR

The Latino Founders Accelerator is an industry-agnostic program to support entrepreneurs in scaling their products, technology, and services. 


Entrepreneurs with a business idea or an existing business participate in a 10-week accelerator program, where they learn business modeling, finance, and prototyping and get paired up with hand-selected mentors and resources to help them launch and scale their businesses.

Step 01

Apply

July 14th

Deadline Extended

Submit your application no later than Sunday July 14th, 2024 at

11:00 PM Pacific Time.

Step 02

Evaluation

July 15th

Applications will be viewed by the Latino Founders team and evaluation panel of judges. 

 

The Latino Founders team will notify and announce the participants of this year's cohort. 

Step 03

 Kickoff

July18th

The Latino Founder Accelerator program begins and continues trough mid September 

QUESTIONS &
ANSWERS

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions, and email us for more information.

  • What is the Latino Founders Accelerator?
    Latino Founders is a nonprofit organization supporting the creation of Startups looking to scale their products, technology, and services statewide. Entrepreneurs with a business idea or an existing business participate in a 10-week accelerator program, where they learn business modeling, finance, and prototyping and get paired up with hand-selected mentors and resources to help them launch and scale their businesses.
  • Who can participate?
    We seek startup founders with an existing business, proven traction, unique or diverse lived experiences, and a passion for scaling their business within the community that has supported them from the beginning. In order to qualify for the program, founders must: Be 18 years of age or older Have a business registered for at least a year Have a majority ownership of an established business with traction
  • What types of startups are you looking for?
    At Latino Founders we are sector agnostic and we provide in-depth support to promising startups looking to scale their companies. examples of industry sectors that we are looking for are Hardware, Software, Athletic and Outdoors, Consumer Packaged Goods, Food and Beverage, Build Environment, and Transportation.
  • How will submissions be assessed?
    Once the submission deadline passes, the Latino Founders team will perform an administrative review to confirm each submission meets the applications requirements before advancing to the evaluation panel. The evaluation panel will review each application and will select the companies that will participate on the cohort. Our selection criteria for the Latino Founders Accelerator Program are straightforward. We evaluate applicants based on: - The potential of the startup’s solution to scale - Product/Service development stage - Market potential - Feasibility of the product/service to meet market needs - Current and/or potential market traction - Relevant experience of the entrepreneur and team
  • How do I apply?
    You must apply not later than Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 11:00 PM Pacific Time.
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