Join the accelerator backed by game-changing founders.

JULY 15th
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE

AUGUST 17th – NOVEMBER 12th
ACCELERATOR RUNS

What Founders Love

Personalized

You get a dedicated 1:1 advisor for the program, plus experts and workshops in product-market fit, growth, sales, hiring, and more.

Networked

An inspiring, helpful, and supportive community. Enjoy remarkable peers, founders a few steps ahead, operator angels, and our luminaries. You’re a Villager for life.

Tight-knit

Small vintages of around 20 companies are intimate and selective, which lead to meaningful peer relationships along with access to the extensive Village network.

Supportive

On-demand answers and support. From BD to hiring and fundraising, when you’re ready we work together to find relevant people and make warm introductions.

$150,000 in funding
for 7% equity.

With more in follow-on funding in your first priced round.

Founder Testimonials

“Love having Village Global involved. Overall, huge success and 10X better than other comparable programs that I’ve been a part of. We have so much more momentum and connections to pursue.”

“Love having Village Global involved. Overall, huge success and 10X better than other comparable programs that I’ve been a part of. We have so much more momentum and connections to pursue.”

“Village Global helped me hire my co-founder, close sales leads, and introduced me to everyone in my $1M round, full-stop, including two key advisors, one very high up at Genentech.”

“The main decision point was the personalization — not being put in with a hundred other companies and going through a less tailored program.”

“For me, the definition of success was to land key people as my advisors, find a co-founder, and have a vested network in San Francisco I could leverage. Since joining Village Global all those things are coming to fruition.”

Follow-on Investors

Alumni have grown fast and raised follow-on financing from world-class venture capital firms.

Masterclass Speakers

Every vintage, we welcome some of the top investors and operators to speak with our companies.

Reid Hoffman
Founder, LinkedIn
Vivek Sodera
Co-Founder, Superhuman
Sarah Tavel
Partner, Benchmark
John Donahoe
CEO, Nike
Mike Vernal
Partner, Sequoia
Sarah Guo
Partner, Greylock
Stephanie Zhan
Partner, Sequoia
Ann Miura-Ko
Partner, Floodgate
Eric Ries
Author, The Lean Startup

Village Global Luminaries

Our luminary LPs back Village Global with their time, energy, and money.

Sara Blakely
Founder, Spanx

“I love being an entrepreneur and I love supporting fellow entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is the backbone of our country, and especially as a woman, I’m grateful for the opportunities. I’m excited to be a part of Village.”

Mike Bloomberg
Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

“Most entrepreneurs are – to one extent or another – flying blind. That can be exciting but also lead to avoidable crashes. Village aims to help a new generation of entrepreneurs overcome challenges no degree or training can prepare them for.”

Reid Hoffman
Founder, LinkedIn

“I think Village’s innovative structure as a seed fund will lead to many interesting teams securing their first round of funding, and will improve the quality and quantity of companies that connect with major venture firms for their Series A & beyond.”

FAQ

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?

  • 3 months of intensive, personalized support to grow your business
  • Tight-knit, small, curated group of startups
  • Broader Village Global community of peer founders and startup veterans
  • Weekly 1:1 mentorship from a dedicated advisor
  • Personalized fundraising support from Village HQ
  • Warm intros to VCs, operator angels, experts, potential customers, hires, and more
  • $150k invested on a SAFE for 7% ownership

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?

  • Early Deadline: get quicker responses from us and quicker access to our resources.
  • Final Deadline: get a response at least two weeks before the program starts
  • Rolling Applicant: After the final deadline, applications are reviewed for the next vintage –read more here

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

  • June 17th — Early Application Deadline
  • July 15th — Final Application Deadline
  • August 17th – November 12th — Accelerator Runs

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