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Accelerator Demo Day Comes to Washington, DC- Learn How You Can Participate

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Accelerator Demo Day Comes to Washington, DC- Learn How You Can Participate

By ngoriel, SBA Official
Published: July 2, 2013

Accelerators represent the next frontier in commercial success for startups. That’s why SBA, in partnership with Global Accelerator Network, will host business accelerators from across the country for “Accelerator Demo Day” on July 19th in Washington, DC.

Whether in the form of office space in a cooperative setting, connections with funding sources, technical support, or operational management, business accelerators help ensure that job-creating ideas have the resources to come to fruition. Already, approximately $1.6 billion in funding has been raised through accelerators, along with the creation of more than 4,800 jobs.

During Accelerator Demo Day, business accelerator groups will have a chance to pitch to Blackstone, the Case Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.  In addition to Demo Day, SBA supports business accelerators through programs like Startup America, Startup University, and regional conferences.

 

When:

Friday, July 19 | 9am ET

 

Where:

1776 Accelerator

1133 15th Street NW, 12th fl

Washington, DC

 

RSVP:

If you are interested in applying to be an accelerator to pitch on Demo Day, please go to https://smore.com/11ne to view the application requirements. All submissions must be made by July 3, 2013.

If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP at http://sbaaccelerator.eventbrite.com/ (password: sba).

If you’re interested in becoming a potential funder, please RSVP by July 5th to patrick@gan.co.

 

For more information about the event, email your questions to accelerator@sba.gov.

 

 

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Natale Goriel

SBA Official

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I am unclear as to how this Demo Day works. Please clarify.
Hi there, Demo day will have accelerators pitch their models and how they work in 5 mins. to a panel of potential funders. There will be an informal matchmaking session afterwards for accelerators and potential funders to meet and learn more. It will be similar to demo days that accelerators host for their companies with VCs and funders. We will also be highlighting products available for companies hosted by accelerators. I hope that helps!

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