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The Brandery Batch 10 Program

Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Startups to Participate
in a Brand-Building Accelerator Program in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Foundation / Corporation

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The Brandery

Deadline Date:

08/04/19 11:59 PM ET


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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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180861

Number of Grants:

5 to 7

Estimated Size of Grant:

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.

Term of Contract:

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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Everyone is encouraged to apply. Applicants can be from anywhere.

Team is the #1 factor. The Brandery looks for complete and formidable teams.

The Brandery invests in companies at a variety of stages, from concept to post-revenue to profitable. Most accepted companies are post-product/post-revenue, with revenues ranging up to $35,000 MRR (subscription model) or $500,000 trailing 12-month revenue (transactional model). The Brandery always invests in at least one “napkin” (e.g. pre-product/pre-revenue) company per program.

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Virtual Office Hours: Links to sign up for office hours can be found at

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: Aug. 4 at 11:59 pm ET

The Brandery takes place at Union Hall, 1311 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Contact Information:

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The Brandery
1311 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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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.