Foundation / Corporation
08/04/19 11:59 PM ET
Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International startup companies to participate in a brand-building accelerator program in Cincinnati, Ohio. Participants are required to be full-time, in residence for the duration of the program. The program provides startups with access to the expert services of mentors and consultants to improve branding, design, and marketing. The Funding Source believes that building a brand— and not just a product— is a way startups can be more resource efficient and increase their probability of success.
In addition to an elite mentor list, startups will be paired with world-class creative agencies and have access to some of the biggest companies in the world, including Procter & Gamble and Kroger. The Brandery runs one, 12-week accelerator program a year for a group of 5-7 startups selected from a highly competitive application pool. Startups receive a $100k equity investment, a year of free office space, and over $200k in additional benefits.
The Brandery invests in high-growth startups within five verticals: Digitally Native Vertical Brands, CPG, Marketing Tech, Retail Tech, and Ad Tech. The Brandery is a SILVER-tier accelerator in the U.S. as ranked by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project.
The Brandery invests in only five companies per program. This means a concierge, white glove experience. They focus all of their time, energy and network on the participants.
GrantWatch ID#: 180861
5 to 7
Deal Terms & Perks:
- $20,000 cash investment in exchange for 6-7% common stock equity.
- $80,000 of guaranteed follow-on capital from The Brandery (uncapped convertible note).
- Access to staff interns (development, design, marketing, social media, journalism, business development, sales and more).
- $1M+ in deals and perks from vendors like SoftLayer, Rackspace, Amazon, PayPal, Zendesk and Microsoft.
- Support from The Brandery team and network of alumni and mentors.
Program Dates: September 26 - December 20, 2019.
Each program is 12 weeks long and intensive. Participants are required to be full-time, in residence at The Brandery for the duration of the program.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.