Connect promising startups with experienced tech mentors, industry-leading experts, to grow their businesses, navigating topics such as growth, strategy, technical enablement and leadership. Join one of our 3-month accelerators to gain funding, mentorship, and access to the WLDA Ventures network. Ready to apply, just click “Apply Now”.
Application opens on December 5th, 2022, and closes on April 30th, 2023. After applications close, we’ll review applications, and spend time getting to know even more about your team, market, progress, and idea. We will notify the final group of companies being accepted. The kick-off will start on June 23rd. The 3-month virtual training mentorship program starts on July 10th, 2023. Demo day is Friday, November 3rd. Followed by 7 months of peer-to-peer masterminds, with mentor moderation, having the option to have some WLDA board members join your company as board seat later.
The accelerator program has specific requirements, but generally, the teams that are chosen fit the profile below.
designed to accelerate you and your company’s development.
are there to share insider knowledge and help you navigate the startup world.
and private resources available on demand to accelerator cohort program participants
and mentors from leading tech companies and organizations.
Each accelerator features a cohort of 10 startups that come together to tackle specific technical challenges that can help grow their businesses through a mix of remote and in-person, 1-to-1, group learning sessions, and sprint projects.
Get help with perfecting your pitch, determining your fundraising strategy, getting feedback, working with mentors, product-market fit, hiring, and marketing. Learning to communicate your vision, and preparing to meet with investors, partners, and other key stakeholders.
Founders outline the top technical challenges for their startup and are then paired with relevant experts from both WLDA and the industry to solve those challenges and grow their business.
In addition to mentorship and technical project support, WLD Ventures’ accelerators include deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition, and leadership development for founders.
Mentors are an essential part of our culture. By freely sharing their wisdom & guidance, they impact the entire network and create real, lasting relationships. Learn more and meet some of the WLDA Ventures mentors.
We're looking for authentic leaders who take action and get things done. As long as you have a growth mindset, are coachable, have a big vision, and want to collaborate with others so that everyone rises, this might be the place for you.
We look for startups that are building innovative solutions using technologies such as blockchain, Web3, ML/AI or Data and are solving a variety of real worldwide challenges or problems. The company must be tech or tech-enabled, and you must have a product or service built to the MVP or prototype stage, ready to put in front of potential customers. Using data, market insights, and customer behavior as evidence, show us why your company needs to be built, and why you're the team that should build it.
Fill out an application to start the process.