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[CALL] Accelerator Applications Open for NYC Summer 2013

Dear Friends of Startl,

After a year hiatus, Startl is again partnering with DreamIt Ventures on our Startl Acceleratorprogram to offer a very select group of enterprises the opportunity to engage in an intensive, company-building immersion this May through August in New York City.  Our first two Accelerator programs launched Mindsnacks, Showme, Learnbop and, among others, and we are very proud of their success.

We need your help!
We are currently seeking referrals of young, leading-edge enterprises or products that may be in your network or have come across your transom in the past months.  These start-ups might focus on games, social media, network platforms, mobile experiences or peer-to-peer communities for in-school or out-of-school learning.  If the team is bright, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial and looking to make a difference in education, they can find more information at Startl Accelerator.

This 12-week crash course is the best of experiential learning.  By collaborating 24/7 with a cohort of other entrepreneurs, plus having free access to industry experts, mentors, lawyers, accountants, and investors, participants gain start-up experience that is hard to acquire in another setting.

If selected into the Accelerator program, participants will be responsible for building a market-ready product and having their companies ready for funding and/or launch by the end of the three months.  All founding team members will be required to live in the New York City metropolitan area for the program’s three-month tenure.  The invitation will include a stipend of $5,000, plus $5,000 per founding team member (up to four, for a maximum of $25,000) and in return, Dreamit and Startl will take a 6% equity stake in the participating company.

Important Deadlines
Applications are now open!  All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so there is an advantage to applying early.  Applications are screened by the Startl Team and the Selection Committee.

February 22, 2013 – Early decision deadline
March 15, 2013 – Final deadline for applicants
March 31, 2013 – Companies notified of selection

Accelerator Schedule Summer 2013 New York City
May 10-12, 2013 – Kick off weekend
May 13, 2013 – Accelerator program begins
August 7, 2013 – Demo Day
August 16, 2013 – Program ends

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