Velocity is a 9-week accelerator designed for the creative entrepreneur. Velocity delivers online and in-person skill development with cohort members and mentors. Through a high impact, startup success curriculum, teams gain the knowledge and tools to better think, create, tell and run their businesses.
Countdown to Velocity Application Deadline
10 teams participate with a kick-off weekend in Winston-Salem, NC to meet mentors and cohort members. The accelerator will end with Velocity Week, a 5 day intensive, in Winston-Salem to work on-site with mentors and investors to refine their business models.
Week 1: Cohort Onboarding
It all begins!
Week 2: Kick Off Weekend
Get to know your fellow cohort members and mentors!
Week 3: Think
Customer Experience, Value Chain & Teamwork
Week 4: Create
Creative Mindset & Innovation Process
Week 5: Create
Development & Process Map
Week 6: Tell
Customer Profile, Positioning & Messaging
Week 7: Tell + Run
Marketing Materials, Story & Leadership
Week 8: Run
Sales Cycle, Sales Force, Budget & Fund Raising
Week 9: Velocity Week
Join the entire cohort and mentors back in Winston-Salem for investor pitches and Demo Day
The online accelerator begins July 28, with a robust curriculum with 24 modules that are organized around the themes, “Think, Create, Tell, and Run.” Up to 10 teams are selected to critically focus on their business.
Velocity will take place at 500 W. 5th St., 3rd Floor in Winston-Salem, NC.
Velocity Week includes a public Demo Day with interactive community feedback, and a Pitch Competition where the top three teams split a pool of $50k through 0% interest loans, which are equity free.
- Business Experience – Successfully Starting and Growing a Company
- Identifying Customers and Defining the Competition
- Marketing and Sales
- Investor perspective and knowledge
Velocity brings together a great curriculum, industry expertise, and mentors to develop the best version of your business and get traction in the market.
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