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MA Online Startup Program

ReThink The Accelerator Model: Online Accelerator Program

Learn About our Virtual Accelerator Program for your Startup

Live Sessions with our Coaches

A hybrid accelerator and incubator program, to design a clear strategy, create traction and go to market plan for your startup.

Work with our process on Business, Marketing, Pitching, and Growth Hacking to boost your startup.

Develop and Validate your Business, Generate Traction, and Pitch to Investors with our Online Accelerator Program.

Validate your Business Model, Develop Traction, and a Solid Go-To-Market Strategy

We help founders Design, Validate, and Launch on our platform, together with other high-performer individuals.

This is not the usual online [virtual] program

Multimodal Approach: see your business from a new point of view.

We do not provide theories, we create an environment for a selected group of people to do the work, online [virtually] or at our space [in-person] in Los Angeles.

Join our interactive sessions, our approach, our hands-on experience, your entrepreneurial spirit and creativity.

 

Rethink the Accelerator Model

Online Accelerator Program

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: Lifetime Membership on our Platform.

Build an Irresistible Traction

Use this program to do business development and build strong traction.

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!

Generate Traction for your Startup

Validate and measure each step of your Startup Business Online

During the online startup program we will provide all the tools you need to identify, design and test your market.

No theories but practical work on your business, everything you need to generate results and validate your startup for the next level.  

A Business is effective only if it has a valid execution.

Startup Life AKA Constant State of Pandemic

Between Pivots and Experiments

Are you working on a new opportunity?

These are challenging difficult times for yourself (and ourselves). Don't wait, use these weeks you have now to move to a different stage or get ready for what's next.

Work with us on virtual interactive sessions to clarify your business strategy > your messages > your go-to-market, and > pitching investors become more effective.

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

Join an international Network

An Opportunity to Unlock Your Creativity

Connect with your peers, internationally
#EveryoneIsWelcome

We welcome every business founder across cultures and borders. 

We had participants from 20 different countries and very different cultures, and we know that our programs attract one type of people: creatives, open-minded and generous that are ready to roll up their sleeves and work hard to improve themselves and their teams.

Join our next Cohort

Virtual Sessions Start Jan 10th

Only 6 Startups each cohort

The 8-week Intensive program:

  • 60 hours live coaching including Q&A
  • Online Resources
  • Work on specific aspects of your Startup
  • Individual track
  • 1:1 Virtual Meetings (Office hours with coaches)
  • Coaches are available on Slack
  • Introduction to investors and possible partners for qualifying startups.
  • A list of perks with deals up to $1,000,000 for your startup project.
  • This program includes Growth Strategy to generate traction.
  • Final Pitch with an Investor Panel and hundreds of attendees.
  • Enter our community and you can pitch to all our events (in-person or virtual).
  • Lifetime Access to our platform 


Teams have access to of our deals:

$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
$5,000 in AWS Credits
$5,000 SendGrid (Email API + Marketing Campaigns)
$2,500 in Twilio credits (SMS, Voice, WhatsApp
$2,000 with Airtable
 


Cost for the program if you get selected: $3,000 USD

Financial Aid and Payment plans are available

 
 

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

Here are some of the partners and their offers to M Accelerator's members:

  • 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

Online Live SessionsSCHEDULE

We expect founders to attend 5-7 hrs live sessions every week. These are not recorded video sessions. Coaches are also available after the sessions on Slack.

Work on your Startup
during the online sessions

Business Design / Development
Growth Marketing / Hacking
Pitch Coach
Sales

Individual Track

This is not "one model fits all", each Business is different, each path is unique.
1:1 Sessions with the Coaches

M ACCELERATOR VIRTUAL STARTUP PROGRAM

Comprehensive Workshops, Online Sessions, Asynchronous Q&A, One-on-One Meetings, Online Startup Events, and a Pitch Event.

M-ACCELERATOR VIRTUAL STARTUP PROGRAM

Selected Investors and Venture Capitals meet our participants in different settings: Workshops, Ask Me Anything (AMA), and 1:1 sessions.
Understand the many aspects involved in investing in startups from veteran investors. This is also the best way to extend your professional network.

Mentors from our network meet participants in different settings: Workshops, Ask Me Anything (AMA), and 1:1 sessions. 
This is another great way to be introduced to the mentors. 

These sessions run throughout the accelerator program with the goal of guiding the participants from their starting point to a pitch deck.

Some of the steps: Problem Statement, Alternatives, Buyer Utility Diagram, market analysis, identify and define the unique selling advantage, revenue model, Pitch Deck.

It’s essential to be able to present your idea in an effective way to gain interest and for it to become a reality. These sessions are conducted with Lizzy Wallace, a world-leading expert in pitching and business communication.

To influence others and change their mind, you have to show them a world of possibilities. This workshop helps you craft your compelling startup story which is integral to convincing key stakeholders and even refining your own purpose.

The workshop mapping experience, perfectly communicates and design all the different modalities the customer interacts with the business we are designing.
This workshop defines a crucial point just before executing the strategies.
Through these sessions, the entrepreneurs work on their businesses on Search Engine Optimization, Digital Marketing Automations, Search Strategies, Keyword search, and many other tools and aspects of digital marketing to creatively implement low-cost plans to help the participants with validating and designing effective strategies for their business concepts.
 
These workshop hours allow our participants to get real insights into the market.
The overall objective is to start executing the strategies and generate traction for the startups.
The culmination of the program is a pitch day event where you will present your business in front of our mentors, entrepreneurs, investors, and peers.
 
This is not the finish line, though. The real work with investors starts here. When you arrive at the pitch day you'll have gained a different mindset and awareness of the process and the specifics of your business. If you follow our guidelines you will be ready to pitch to many investors.
Here you can read more about our pitch day events: Pitch Day and Talks
 

This series of meetings, usually through 1:1 sessions, allows you to use and implement several tools and automation strategies for your specific startup.

Learn all of the tools needed to launch an effective marketing campaign that is the implementation of a solid strategy. This is usually delivered through 1:1 sessions or break up sessions.

Learn how to leverage social media for a successful ad campaign. Specific workshops on Facebook Ads platform: Create Test Ads: Video Ads & Conversion Ads, Custom Conversions, Carousel Ads, Data Analysis & Remarketing, Copywriting, Facebook Ad creation & testing, Determining Lead Magnet & Creation of Landing Pages, Using Facebook to support your funnel, Facebook ad results, Discuss when to make changes & how to make changes. What happens if it doesn't work? How to pivot.

Coaches

Live Sessions, Feedback and Followups

C. Scott Hindell

Scott Hindell is Principal of Hindell Consulting where he specializes in human-centered business model design. His key role is to facilitate, for business and industry, the process of generating, developing and articulating innovative value strategies.

Recognized as a value innovation specialist, Scott has performed workshops, spoken at conferences and to groups in the United States and abroad, with participants from more than 80 countries. Notable examples of these include: Workshops - 25 CEOs and business leaders from the Chinese Productivity Center; and students and professors from several Chinese universities. Conferences - TEDx-UCLA; and California Restaurant Industry Conference. Groups – Ahmedabad Management Association, American Chamber of Commerce Japan; American Institute of Graphic Artists; and American Marketing Association.

Scott has over 30 years of teaching experience, and currently teaches a variety of disciplines for UCLA Extension (since 2001). He also leads the M Accelerator program for entrepreneurs and startups. Prior, he taught 10 years at Los Angeles Community College. The majority of his programs fall under the disciplines of business, management, entrepreneurship, design and global sustainability.

One of only a few selected instructors, Scott is a Master Teacher in UCLA Extension's Instructor Development Program (since 2005). His key role is facilitator of Instructor Orientations and the Instructor Round Table provided to over 2,000 instructors. He has also led other core workshops for the award winning program. Scott is the recipient of the 2018/19 UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor Award.

Prior, Scott was a portfolio manager for 17 years. As a NASD Principal and Registered Investment Advisor he owned and operated his own firm for the last ten years of that period. Here he managed large equity and fixed income portfolios with a proprietary trading method he developed, which outperformed the S&P 500 9 out of 10 years with a lower beta. He also advised and managed venture capital investments and mergers during this period.

It is Scott’s deep understanding of multiple disciplines and relentless curiosity combined with his unique ability to recognize bias and facilitate objectivity that has distinguished his success in all of his efforts.

Lizzy Wallace

Lizzy Wallace provides private training sessions and group workshops using the fundamentals of improv, scripted theatre, and media training.

Lizzy was the delivery pitch coach for Dreamforce's first startup pitch competition, Dreampitch, which included notable judges Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca and continues to mentor for their ongoing worldwide pitch events. She has provided training for major projects for The Republic of Poland, The Chilean Goverment, National IT Promotion Agency of Korea, and has designed the first improv communication program for the Creative Language Center in Switzerland which debuted in the fall of 2016.

Lizzy has independently consulted with many companies including: Microsoft, The Grammys, Netflix, Redbull, T-Mobile, LA Metro, CAA, Estée Lauder, Electronic Arts, Zynga, Capcom, Laundry Locker, and AIESEC.

Lizzy has been featured on CNBC, Refinery29, and has provided spokesperson and hosting talent for VidSF, NBC, Verizon Wireless, Nissan, SF Weekly, IM Magazine, ArtWorkSF, Swagg, AirBnB, and others.

Alessandro Marianantoni

Alessandro Marianantoni is Exec. Director and Founder at M Accelerator and MEDIARS LLC in Los Angeles, offering programs to serve the Los Angeles Startup ecosystem providing students, early stage and later stage founders with skills to grow their startups.

He has designed and developed projects in different spaces: entertainment, engineering, architecture and healthcare, receiving public and private funding from a number of organizations including: UCLA, Google, Siemens, Marriott, Universal Studios, Disney, Amazon, Italian Government and the City of Pasadena.

Alessandro earned a degree in Computer Science from the University of L’Aquila, with a thesis on perceptual interfaces at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and Integrated Media System Center.

Over the years he has run numerous international programs including summer bootcamps and international research initiatives at UCLA and he is now directing M Accelerator and MEDIARS LLC.

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