Do I Have to Quit My Job to Join the Pre-Accelerator? No. The Pre-Accelerator class is held weekly on Monday evenings after general business hours.
When and Where Is Class Held? Monday evenings, weekly at 6:00 p.m. The Venture Center 107 E Markham Little Rock, AR 72201
How Much Time Should I Budget for the Class? The Pre-Accelerator Class lasts from 6-9 p.m. In addition, there are deliverables for each class which will help you prepare effectively for accelerating the success of your business. You will have weekly mentorship sessions and supplementary training that you can take advantage of as well. Like anything, what you get out of it will be largely dependent on what you put in to it. The Pre-Accelerator is specifically designed to allow you to continue your job and validate your idea, market and product in a way that is strategic and effective.
Does The Venture Center Take Any Equity in My Business During the Pre-Accelerator? No. Unlike many incubators or accelerators, The Venture Center does NOT take equity in any of the Pre-Accelerator companies.
What Does the Class Cost? All Pre-Accelerator team members receive an annual Venture Center membership and full course access for an all-inclusive price of $1,050 per team. (If you're already a Venture Center Member, the cost of the course is $750 per team)
Will I Get Investment Through This Class? Although we do not guarantee investment, several Venture Center member businesses have secured investment following our proven method and the guidance of the premier Venture Center Mentor Network. The Pre-Accelerator is the first step to prepare you for seeking investment. Through mentorship, you can identify the components of your business to focus on in order to de-risk the business so that you are prepared to pitch for investors.