Twice a year, we handpick a small number of promising startups and invite them to join our accelerator program in return for 6% equity. We then invest USD $30,000 – $50,000 via an optional convertible note. Startups move to Shanghai for 3 months, during which we work intensively to help build out their China team, find product market fit and outlined market specific growth strategies. Closing out the program we focus on financial modeling and refining investor pitches in preparation for our capstone Demo Day, where the startups present their innovation to a carefully curated, invite-only audience of media, mentors and investors. After the event our team gets to work getting you funded, which means not only finding and encouraging investors (including ourselves), but also closing them!
Chinaccelerator doesn’t end on Demo Day; the startups are encourage to work from the Chinaccelerator offices rent free until the start of the next program and to continue to take advantage of all our resources. We have a vibrant alumni network who contribute to and share in the resources of the program wherever they go, culminating at our annual SOSV Skydive event that brings together our 350+ portfolio companies, 600+ mentors, all of our friends and co-investors and of course the SOSV team from around the world.
We imbue teachings of lean startup methodology throughout our 3-month program, with access to Chinaccelerator’s full suite of programming for early stage development in China / SE Asia.
Upon your acceptance into the program, we’ll wire you $30,000 with an optional $25,000 from our partners (using convertible notes).
Upon entry, each team is matched to 5-10 mentors who provide 1:1 guidance and check-in regularly throughout the course of the program. Learn from the trail blazers who’ve succeed at innovating in the world most challenging market. See a full list of mentors here.
In addition to our extensive mentor network, Chinaccelerator provides weekly one-on-one time with 5 experts in residence. These experts commit 8 hours per week to build out each team’s PR strategy, financial modeling, investment pitch, analytics optimization and consumer strategy.
Unveil your brand’s newest innovative solutions to global media, investors and consumers interested in the latest technologies. Receive fundraising support post program to generate and follow up on investment leads. Check out our latest demo day here.