What kind of startup is right for the Village Global Accelerator?

  • Formation stage companies
  • Venture scale opportunities with founders out to create big, game-changing companies
  • Startups using software and IT to transform or create global industries
  • Located anywhere in the world
  • Founders don’t need to move to San Francisco to participate. They can participate virtually, or come to SF just for the kickoff and/or the end of the program.

What are the benefits of the Village Global Accelerator for founders?

  • 12 weeks of intensive, personalized support to grow your business
  • Weekly mentorship from a sector expert matched to you and your business (1:1 ratio)
  • Warm introductions to investors
  • Connections to potential customers and/or hires
  • Community of peer founders and startup veterans
  • $150,000 invested on a SAFE converting to 7% ownership

What benefits do I get from Village Global before and after the program?

After you’ve been accepted to the program, you get access to the same resources as our broader portfolio. This includes invitations to events and access to discounts, Village Global resources, and our online founder community.

How are companies selected?

  • The founder(s), the opportunity, and the references you include in the application are important selection criteria. We review each application and will contact you if an interview via Zoom is a good next step.

Will it be held virtually?

  • The Village Global Accelerator will run virtually for the foreseeable future. We have always allowed participants to partake 100% virtually, and will go back to offering an in-person option when it’s safe to do so.

How do rolling applications work?

  • Village Global is always reviewing and accepting applications. This means that you can apply at any time, and if accepted you’ll immediately get access to the Village Global community, events, and discounts, among other resources. You’ll also be a part of the next vintage of accelerator companies, a 12-week program with a peer community of founders.

How do the deadlines work?

  • Applications in by the early deadline get quicker responses from us and quicker access to our resources. Those in by the final deadline get a response at least two weeks before the program starts. Those after the final deadline will be considered for the next vintage as a rolling applicant.

What are the key dates to know for the upcoming vintage?

  • February 3rd – Early Applications Deadline
  • March 1st – Final Applications Deadline
  • March 30th – VGA Kickoff
  • June 18th – VGA Commencement

What kinds of questions are on the application?

Once I have applied, what can I expect as next steps?

If we think you may be a fit for the program, we’ll reach out via email to set up a time for an interview. Our team reviews every application and aims to give folks a response at least 2 weeks before the next program kicks off. If you apply before the early application deadline, we’ll get back to you within 3 weeks of the deadline.

Can I use my application from another accelerator?

  • Yes, you can apply by sending your full application to hello at villageglobal.vc