At Extreme Startups, you will have access to the resources needed to compete in today’s market. Leading industry partnerships combined with mentorship from some of the most successful serial entrepreneurs in business today give our cohorts an advantage you won’t find in any other accelerator program.
Five (5) teams will be chosen per cohort. Each cohort will run for twelve (12) consecutive weeks.
Each team selected will receive $50,000 up front and up to another $150,000 upon completion of the program from BDC.
What we look for
We primarily fund technology-oriented companies with a focus on web or mobile-based software, but we are open to companies in any space with compelling ideas and solutions. Teams with the best chances of acceptance will present a combination of market knowledge, technical expertise, and a demanding audience hungry for their solution along with founders who aren’t put off by the challenges that launching a successful startup presents. We are looking for tenacious, fast-moving teams to participate in Extreme Startups.
Relationships are vital to every successful entrepreneur. All cohort companies will participate in a Demo Day at the end of their 12-week program, where they will be introduced to potential investors and industry partners who can help their companies rise to the next level of success.
Schedule for Spring 2013 Cohort:
Application period opens, submit your application!
Applications period closed
Five (5) teams selected and notified
Program kicks off
“Extreme Startups was an incredible experience for ShopLocket. It was exactly what we needed, when we needed it. We learned so much from mentors and advisors we met throughout the program and we still work closely with many of them today. Without Extreme Startups I don’t think we’d be where we are today. We’re growing quickly and have the confidence and support to compete on a global scale.” – Katherine Hague, Co-Founder, ShopLocket
“The ecosystem at Extreme Startups is amazing. It is clearly at the leading edge of mobile and web development. The talent circulating in the building is amazing – which meant so much to me and my team as we really did not have that kind of experience at the beginning of our startup.” – Chris Ye, Founder, Uken Games
“The mentors are very involved right from the beginning. It made all the difference in the world as we were able take months off of our development cycle while at the same time understand our clients and our markets so much better.“ – Saif Ajani, Founder, Visibli
“Extreme Startups pushed my team and I to the limits. They constantly made our team (and the cohort) strive for success through constant and agile iteration, until all aspects of our product were world-class.” – Grant Ritchie, Founder, Locationary