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Start your business, Design the Future.

Build / Review your Pitch deck & Business Model

Design, Validate, Launch, Scale, Fundraise
with other selected founders

1-year membership + 12 week program

2 Weekly Meetings with Mentors and Investors (every week for 1 year)
Access our Video Archive
$1,000,000 in credits for your startup
Connect with hundreds of alumni
Meet a diverse community, made of founders, engineers, and creators

The main factor for Companies today

Starting a business is easier than ever.
But there is more competition for talent and capital.
These two problems come down to people.

Beliving in You from the Beginning

Founders Cohorts

The vehicle to start your next business

This is a guided journey through the steps of designing, validating, and bootstrapping your next remote business. You decide the destination, our coaches help you map out the path.

Build meaningful connections

Build your team and extend your network discovering peers (locally and internationally) in your cohorts, in the verticals-specific groups, and horizontally across other cohorts and startup programs. It is all right here.

Learning by Community Sharing

Leverage the knowledge and experience of our diverse community, made of designers, engineers, investors, and founders at their first, second, and third venture.

Rethink the Accelerator Model

Discover our Platform

Let's meet first,
learn more about our approach,
+ Q&A Session.

A Journey of Understanding

Get Actionable Customer Insights from Multiple Tools Approaches and Views.

Market Clarity

Founders will keep struggling with capital raises until they acquire market clarity and traction.

Don't Wait to have a Fully Developed Product

Start Addressing the Most Important Factors of your Business Strategy by working today with top Coaches, Mentors, and Investors.

Every Founder Counts

We don't have the typical VC-fund portfolio structure.

3 Months Go Fast

ReThink The Accelerator Model: 1-Year Membership on our Platform.

Let's Work Together on Your Business

"We have been Blown Away by the level of Support during the MA Program"

The Framework

Steal our Framework and Build your Scalable Business

Go-To-Market Strategy Focus

Fast-Forward Today: Go-To-Market Strategy, Done!

Learn with your Peers

Follow our Business Strategy Sessions and Let's Start This Journey Together.

Surround Yourself With Talented Founders and Professionals

When building a business, founders with different projects are solving similar problems. Our framework and community offer a practical method to go through these hurdles.

Every member here has unique insights and experience to offer, and that's something powerful!

Melissa Kariuki, testimonial at M Accelerator

Melissa Kariuki

Founder at Whip Music Africa
Product Manager at Google
MA Startup 2019
After this startup program, I have a lot more clarity in which direction we should take, which tools we can use, and how we can go about it. -- Distributing your value proposition in a way that is economical. That was something new for me. So often, we tend to design solutions that outcompete your competitors in all aspects instead of focusing on the factor that has the most impact.
Expanding in the US market for us isn't just localization. It is a second startup stage. M Accelerator Startup program is really good for Global Entrepreneurs.
Shuta Shibuya testimonial, US go to market

Shuta Shibuya

Founder at Fuller
Forbes 30u30
MA Startup2019
I entered the startup program as a Biologist and I became a startup founder. Now I deal with business and innovation in a Pharmaceutical company.
Andrea Ianneo, Testimonial M Accelerator

Andrea Ianneo

Marketing Manager at Novartis
MA Entrepreneurship 2017
Abi Hannah CEO at Fertility Circle

Abi Hannah

CEO at Fertility Circle
Raised $800k
MA Startup 2021
Just wanted to say a big thanks again from all of us at the FC team. We've been blown away by the level of support during the MA Startup Program. Your method, style, and advice are really wonderful - thanks for doing what you do! We're super excited to be partnering with you as we move forward with this next phase :)
Ellen Deng, Founder, Vinofy

Ellen Deng

Founder at Vinofy
MA Startup2019
M Accelerator is a great starting point for anyone who is considering taking the leap to start a company. It provides mentorship, support from the community, and networking opportunities. And the support doesn't stop when the startup program ends. They are always there to support the founders through their journey.
Jemal Meredova co-founder at Pinchef

Jemal Meredova

Co-Founder at PinChef
US Incorporation
MA Startup 2021
M Accelerator has helped a lot in making a pitch deck from scratch by helping show the problem from various angles. Sessions vary from different topics such as marketing, presentation, speech which syncs into the pitch creation. In addition, one-on-one sessions help to ask any questions or help you need. Thank you.
Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey

CEO at FanView
MA Startup2021
This has been a wonderful course, I really got an amazing value out of it. Now that went through the startup program it's really good to have still 4 months to revise everything in a very cohesive pitch before the pitch day.
Seonggon Kim Business Director at KLleon

Seonggon Kim

Business Director at KLleon
2 Innovation Awards at CES
MA Startup 2021
Your session was really really helpful for us, especially because we are preparing for CES we need to deploy these strategies. Thank you.
Guanhao Wu CEO at Exovolar

Guanhao Wu

CEO Exovolar
MA Startup 2021
I've learned so much from this startup program, and I had no idea. I knew that coming here, I would have learned a lot, but not so much!

Francesco Simeone

CEO at Tora Tora Travel
MA Startup 2018
During the startup program, I decided to put myself out there and share my ideas with more experienced people. Fast-forward today, I have a business with 12 employees.
$1,000,000 in Credits from our Partners

Apply to MA Founders Cohorts

1-Year membership and take the program multiple times

Live Coaching

Weekly structured sessions, with our coaches and members.

  • Program based
  • Q&A Session
  • Strategy Sessions
  • Hands-On session
  • Landing Page review
  • Pitch review

Experts Series

Weekly series of meetings with Experts that have done it!

  • Learn from Investors what they look for
  • Founders' journey to exits
  • Sessions from Tech to Legal

Active Network

Connect, Learn, and Move Ahead in a cohort and the network.

  • Follow-up sessions
  • Collaborations opportunities
  • Hackathons
  • Meet & Greet events

Video Archive

Join live or watch later in case you miss anything.

  • Seminars
  • Presentations
  • Masterclasses

Make ProgressValidate Your Idea with an Effective Plan

Discovery

Everything starts with an idea. Clearly identify the problem you are solving.

Clarify

Through a process of selection, identify your Factors and build your Business Model.

Pitch / Sales

Transform the Strategy into a tangible Pitch Deck, Sales Package and messages.

Execute

Validate and Iterate your strategy building and testing landing pages, MVP, features.

Need a co-founder?

This may be the place to find it

Find a co-founder with a shared view of the world, a common set of values, and thinks about things in a similar way to you, but you have different skillset.

From Top Industries: Financial Technology (Fintech), Entertainment, VR/AR, Marketing, Biotech, Wellness, FoodTech, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Educational Technology (Edtech), Healthcare Tech.

Industry Experts

START THE JOURNEY

Apply

Whether you're starting a fintech, ed-tech, AI-based, marketing tech, or foodtech-based startup, apply to join our next cohort. Pre-selected members complete the process with a call with our founder and managers.

2,000 Founders applied to MA Startup Program in 2020

Founders Onboarding meeting

Get to know your Cohort

MA Founders Cohort

Join the Coach Series (Strategy Sessions)

It is a weekly series of group coaching meetings that will provide direction to your work. These are live structured sessions, including plenty of Q&A.

Coaching Sessions at M Accelerator

Weekly Speaker Series

Learn from Founders that already went through the process. Meet Investors and other Experts.

Experts Series at MA Founders

Follow-ups with your Peers

Meet your peers, find a new partner, and start a new collaboration to move forward - from anywhere in the world.

MA Founders Cohort

Review Sessions (Hands-On Sessions)

Let our coaches and mentors review your work, pitch decks, landing pages, sales funnels, email campaigns, and other persuasion tactics.

funnels for startups

Launch Pilots, Experiments, Tests.

Validate and Refine your strategies with experiments, pilot programs, early customers.

Discover alliances

Raise Capital | Keep Growing

When you are ready, you'll pitch at our Demo Day. Then, we will promote your company.
Or, you can keep growing your business without external capital. Many of our members keep working with us on developing their sales pipelines, partnership programs and increasing their sales and revenue.

Pitching to Investors

Move to the next Startup Stage

1-Year to move onto Your next Stage

A Framework for your Transition

Founders that have built, scaled, raised, Mentors that have done it. Investors looking for opportunities, and always supporting this group.

People in our Community

$1,000,000 in credits for our members!

Here are some of the partners and their offers:

  • Business Law Mentorship
  • No-code development platform
  • Cloud Service Providers
  • Tech Services
  • Customer Support
  • CRM and Metrics Tracking
  • Investment and Grants Tools
  • Productivity Tools
  • Growth Hacking Tools
  • Digital Marketing Tools
  • Marketing Automation Tools
  • Stock photos/videos providers
  • Travel, Immigration / Visa


Some examples:

$120,000 (up to) in credits for IBM Cloud services
$50,000 in credits for Segment (analytics) + other partners
$20,000 transaction-free with Stripe (Sales) + Atlas (corp.)
$5,000 in AWS Cloud Services Credits
$5,000 SendGrid (Email API + Marketing Campaigns)
$2,500 in Twilio credits (SMS, Voice, WhatsApp)

Deals for M Accelerator Community Members

For Professionals and Creators

Experienced professionals and creators looking to start a business remotely. Manage our asynchronous startup program with your already busy schedule.

Who is this for?

We know who we want to work with.
Over the years, our approach brought the best results with passionate, creative, open-minded, and generous individuals ready to roll up their sleeves and work hard to improve themselves and their team members.

You don’t need to be good at many things.
Are you great at least one of the following?

Tech capabilities

You are an engineer, a builder, or a researcher in innovative tech fields, interested in expanding your understanding of business with a multidisciplinary approach.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

You have previously founded a startup, or maybe your resume looks more like a series of projects instead of a series of employment positions.

You know your Market

Specific knowledge of the industry sector or field you would like to develop your business. Or maybe you have worked already in that field at another company.

Product Builder

You have experience with managing, building, and scaling tech products or services at other companies.

At what stage are you?

Most of the participants in these cohorts are planning to register (or launch) within 10 months.

Do you have already a business?
With early customers and some revenue?

Maybe you are ready for our go-to-market coaching program (MA Startup Program). It is a more customized approach. We only onboard 6 companies every 10-12 weeks for this program with 5 hours /week of coaching.

Submit the application

Use the form here below and let us know a bit about you and your business. Fill up as much as you can, especially your LinkedIn profile or the info about your experience.

Pre-selection

After your application, our team receives a notification and starts reviewing the information submitted. Typically we are able to complete this process within 2-3 days.

Admitted!

The program director reviews the last step of the selection process. If selected you will be invited to confirm your seat, if in doubt we'll invite you to a 1:1 call.
if you are not completely satisfied after the first week of program, receive 100% of payment.

Apply and Start Your Business

1-year membership + 12 weeks Startup Program $790 USD
Apply Today for the next Cohort
Scholarships and Payment plans are available

M Accelerator's 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We will refund your membership fee in full within the first 4 weeks if you are dissatisfied.
No questions asked.

Typical Week at the MA Founders

  • Coaching Session

    Group coaching meetings provide direction to your work. These are live structured sessions, including plenty of revisions and Q&A.
  • Expert Speaker Series

    Learn from Founders that already went through the process. Meet Investors and other Experts.
  • Collaborate in your Cohort

    Discover your peers, find alliances, team members, and build connections.

FAQ for MA Founders Cohorts

Yes, let us understand what are you struggling with; we’ve been there!

If you are at a very early stage this program could be for you. We tailor our sessions to focus on the initial steps of building a business. Here the main topics for this program:

  • Acquire clarity on the problem you are solving, be able to effectively communicate this to investors and customers.
  • Clearly deliver your Value Proposition in your pitch and marketing efforts.
  • Understand your customers, learn deep and actionable insights for your target market.
  • Start running experiments with your target market.
  • Start clarifying the drivers for your preliminary Go-To-Market Strategy. 
  • Build your funnels, with the goal of creating initial traction.
  • Review or Start putting together your Pitch Deck.

As long as you’re looking to improve your strategy, our program is a good fit.

If you are at the idea stage, this program will help you validate and develop that idea. The second part of this program will help you start generating traction.

If that’s the case congrats!
We
can help you grow it even faster with an optimized program check out our Online 8 weeks Startup Program.

MA Founders Cohorts membership which gives you access to the program and our platform is priced at $790/yr. (~$65/month)
Check with us for scholarships and other offers during our Founders Meeting 

MA Founders Cohorts is also a place where you can start familiarizing yourself with funding, business factors and start looking at your role as a founder from a different point of view.
In this community, there are founders at their first, second, or third venture. There are also talented professionals that are starting their own business. If you qualify for the program we will be happy to have you in our community.

There are several outcomes:

  1. A business deck, appropriate for your stage.
  2. Understanding of investors’ expectations and requirements
  3. Extended network
  4. Deeper market understanding in terms of which channels and funnels start working on.
  5. Initial traction to validate your assumptions and to show in your deck.
  6. Once you have validated your concept, you'll gain more confidence in your business.

RSVP to our Founders meeting and join the Q&A session.

We don't believe in reinventing the wheel. Founders can use the framework offered by MA Founders Cohorts to pitch investors successfully. Every month we curate a selection of startups that are ready to pitch to investors.

But if you're almost ready to receive capital, we offer a more optimized approach with the Online Accelerator Program. We can help assess your stage during a call, but first, join our live presentations, so you get a better idea of our approach.

We do much more than connect you with investors. We want to help both you and your business grow through mentorship, coaching lessons, and assistance with your strategic thinking. Although this program will put you in touch with investors and help you make connections there, we are primarily focused on helping you transition into an effective leader and refining your business concept into something much more scalable, practical, and viable.

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