SOSV Accelerator Programs

Accelerating over 120 start-ups per year

Our accelerator programs take small-team startups and support them with funding, mentoring, and training for a set period in exchange for equity.

Startups are accepted in batches, and applications are open to anyone. The programs are popular and highly competitive, with acceptance rates running below 5%, and in some cases, well below.

During a 2-4 month period, the startups will receive intensive mentoring and training, and are expected to iterate rapidly on their business. The startups all share a common workspace, and receive immediate peer support and extensive feedback.

At the end of each program we organize a Demo Day where the startups present to investors and key influencers.

The value of the accelerator programs comes from the mentoring, connections, and recognition of being chosen to participate. Our business model is focused on generating venture-style returns – not rent or fees for services.

We have rockets taking off every quarter. Hop in and grab some rocket fuel!

Hax Accelerator

HAX

Shenzhen, China

The world’s first and most prolific accelerator program for hardware, IoT, and connected devices.

  • 111 days in Shenzhen
  • Office space, workshop, staff resources
  • $25K for 6% equity or $100k for 9% equity
  • Up to $200K in matching funds
  • Shenzhen: strategy, prototyping, sourcing, supply chain management
  • San Francisco: crowdfunding, fundraising, demo day with media and investors
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April 30th

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IndieBio SF

San Francisco

The world’s first Synthetic Biology accelerator – devoted to funding and building startups dedicated toward solving humanity’s most pressing problems with Life itself.

  • Mentorship for science and entrepreneurship
  • $50,000 cash + $50,000 program costs in Equity Investment with a $150,000 convertible note
  • In-house BSL Level 1 and 2 Lab and Co-working space
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March 1st

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IndieBio EU

Cork, Ireland

The world’s first Synthetic Biology accelerator – devoted to funding and building startups dedicated toward solving humanity’s most pressing problems with Life itself.

  • Mentorship for science and entrepreneurship
  • $50,000 cash + optional $20,000 convertible note
  • Fully-equipped BSL Level 2 Lab in University College Cork
  • Co-working space for teams in the new Forma Labs bio-makerspace in Cork City
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March 7th

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FOOD-X

New York City

The first international business accelerator program focused on launching food-related ventures with a multi-stage evergreen fund.

    • The New York City workspace fosters a strong environment of creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving
    • Up to $50k per team funding for 8% equity
    • Partners with early-stage food entrepreneurs to bring out their best potential and take them and their products and services successfully to market
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May 31st

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Chinaccelerator

Shanghai, China

The first mentorship-driven, seed-funding accelerator program in China for entrepreneurs innovating at the cutting edge of information technology, either entering China, expanding across SE Asia, and ultimately dominating globally.

  • Located at Hero Center, Shanghai downtown
  • 90-day accelerator program
  • $55,000 cash per team: $30k from SOSV, and an optional $25k from our partners
  • A member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) and can leverage all the great GAN resources of over $100,000 in free perks
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February 7th

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Hax Accelerator

HAX Boost

San Francisco

Already have a product on the market? We can help you blow it up. We’ve brought over 65 products to market in the last 3 years.

  • 42 intense days of selling
  • Office space, staff resources
  • 2% equity
  • San Francisco: channel optimization, online sales, offline sales, logistics
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March 28th

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URBAN-X

New York City

From the people behind MINI and HAX Futures – accelerating startups who are focused on intelligent cities, urban hyper-growth, and society-scale challenges.

  • $60k for 7% equity plus perks and in-kind services
  • Office space, maker facilities, staff resources
  • 3 months in New York City
  • Work closely with world-class MINI design, mechanical, and electrical engineering experts
  • Build a platform for the city of the future
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