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Entrepreneurs to Participate in an Accelerator Program

Yellow Accelerator

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Yellow

Conf. Date:

12/07/21

Deadline Date:

01/21/22 11:59 PM

Description:

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Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International entrepreneurs to participate in an accelerator program. The purpose of this program is to support founders of early-stage companies who are building products, brands, and businesses that help people learn about the world, express themselves, live in the moment, and have fun together. In addition to funds, the program will include customized seminars, mentorship from across industries, access to future investors, and the possibility of distribution on Snapchat.

Yellow is an ecosystem that serves companies at the intersection of creativity and technology. The Yellow Accelerator invests in companies that can contribute to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.

The Yellow Accelerator invests at the intersection of creativity and technology. Yellow invests funds in companies and offers a 13-week curriculum to facilitate strategy, growth, fundraising and mentorship.

Investment Themes

Yellow seeks entrepreneurs who are building businesses, brands, and products that can contribute to human progress by helping people:

  • Express Themselves - People all around the world express themselves in different ways - through language, image, fashion, music, food, and more. When new modes of communication are made available to us, it can facilitate new conversations, creativity, and invention.
  • Live In The Moment - Our individual experiences define who we are. Yellow is excited about companies that help inspire people to be creative and present in their day to day lives with tools & products that enhance our experiences, rather than take away from them.
  • Learn About The World - Technology can play an integral role in informing the way we think, the way we consume, and the way we connect with each other. Yellow seeks companies that are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help build a more informed, open minded, and conversational community.
  • Have Fun Together - Fun is at the heart of the human experience. Yellow loves companies that help people have fun with one another, regardless of if they are in the same physical space.

This could mean companies creating Augmented Reality experiences, Direct To Consumer brands, new consumer social apps, creative tools, and much much more. If you have a vision for or are building a company that is innovating within one or more of these themes - Yellow wants to chat!

The 2022 program will be a virtual program. All virtual programming will take place in the Pacific Time Zone. There will however be up to a week of in-person programming at the beginning of the program, and another week at the end of the program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 200394

Number of Grants:

Yellow will invite up to eight companies to join during the Spring 2022 Cohort.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Investment of $150k
- Mentorship from industry veterans and experts across creative and technical industries and roles
- Weekly programming on topics ranging from business strategy and management to growth to fundraising
- Remote networking events and opportunities to learn from a curated cohort of entrepreneurs
- Potential for commercial support and partnerships

Term of Contract:

The 2022 program commences on March 28, 2022 and concludes on June 24, 2022. During the three month program, founders are asked to participate full-time in programming events.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Yellow is looking for mission driven, creative entrepreneurs building at the intersection of creativity and technology.

- If you’re a creative entrepreneur with a strong vision, you’re exactly who Yellow is looking for.
- Yellow is looking for mission driven founders who are passionate about the problem they're solving and obsessed with understanding and serving their customers.
- Yellow's focus is on companies at the earliest stages, typically Pre-Seed or Seed stage companies. If you've raised a Series A (congrats!!), you're probably too far along.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Yellow Accelerator Info Session:
Applications for the Spring 2022 Yellow Accelerator are now open!! Join Mike & Alex to learn more about how the program is structured and what Yellow is looking for.
Note that both sessions will provide the same information about the upcoming accelerator.

- Thursday, December 2, 9:00am - 10:00am PT - Virtual Event
- Tuesday, December 7, 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT - Virtual Event

RSVP at https://lu.ma/yellow_accelerator?lang=en-US.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- November 29, 2021 - Applications Open for Spring 2022 Cohort
- January 21, 2022 - Applications Close for Spring 2022 Cohort at 11:59pm PT
- February 18, 2022 - Invitations Extended
- March 28, 2022 - Spring 2022 Cohort Begins
- June 22, 2022 - Demo Day
- June 24, 2022 - Spring 2022 Cohort Ends

The Yellow Accelerator will primarily operate remotely on Pacific Time, with an in person Orientation and Demo Day in Los Angeles, California.

Accelerator information: https://yellowla.com/accelerator
Submission Terms: https://yellowla.com/submissionterms

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://www.f6s.com/yellow-accelerator-spring-2022/apply

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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