Why AlphaLab?

When choosing accelerators to which to apply, you have lots of choices. With all of the programs available, why pick AlphaLab?

I’m glad you asked.

This past week at SXSW, AlphaLab was named to TechCrunch’s Best Accelerator in the U.S. list, landing at number six. It’s been amazing to be recognized by such a prestigious online publication, but that ranking is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ‘why AlphaLab?’.

I sat down a few weeks ago for a chat with Matt Stewart of Digital Dream Labs. Matt and his team went through AlphaLab in a previous cycle, so what better person to get the skinny on why a company should apply to AlphaLab?

“When you look at all you get for 5% of your company, it’s a no brainer,” Stewart said.

The “all you get,” he’s talking about includes:

• $25,000 in investment capital
• Office space
• Mentorships
• Educational Sessions
• And more

Our mentors range from industry experts to successful entrepreneurs and everyone in between. Their time investment and expertise provide our companies with such an invaluable education in both their field and the startup world as a whole.

Our educational sessions run the gamut, too. The companies in both the AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear programs had the opportunity to participate in Improv4 Entrepreneurs (check out our last blog post all about it), got to hear from one of our past AlphaLab companies on the technology behind their business (more on that soon), had an informal Q & A with one of the area’s venture capital funds, attended several Lunch & Learn events and more—and they still have two months to go.

If you think AlphaLab is right for you and your company, apply today. And, if you’d like to learn more first, join us this Tuesday for Information Night. Hope to see you there!