What is the Accelerate Program?
Accelerate is Startup Grind’s brand new, invite-only community designed to give fast-growth startups from across the world the tools and resources they need to accelerate their business.
As we already know, Startup Grind is the world’s largest community of entrepreneurs, educating, inspiring and connecting each other across 130+ countries.
We are continually looking for ways to expand our impact on these entrepreneurs and their startups. The Startup Exhibition at our Global and Europe Conferences has already provided almost 1000 startup exhibitors the opportunity to learn, be inspired and gain exposure over the past 3 years.
In 2019, we wanted to expand the way we use our community to add value and create opportunities for our top startups.
As such, the Top 50 Grind startups and 10 Growth startups from each Startup Exhibition are welcomed into Accelerate. At the Global and Europe Conferences, these startups will receive all the Exhibition Benefits, plus:
- Access to “Startup Day” — an exclusive, curated pre-conference event
- Proactive investor matches coordinated by Startup Grind
- An opportunity to pitch on the main stage
- Additional partner introductions and opportunities
- Nomination for “Startup of the Year” Award — both Grind and Growth winners will receive a selection of benefits focused on maximizing their global exposure
Not only that, but post-Conference, we wanted to provide a new platform for these startups to be actively supported by our global community. As such, Accelerate members will benefit from the following year-round:
- Fast-track and discounted access to all Startup Grind Startup Exhibitions
- Free attendance to Startup Grind events in their city
- Startup Grind Partner offers, meetings, and matchmaking
- Exclusive access to the Accelerate Circle on our Startup Program Community Platform
We had to make some really TOUGH decisions!
Our team spent more than 500 hours interviewing the thousands of outstanding startups that applied. Of the 212 startups that were selected to exhibit at the Global Conference, the Top 50 Grind and 10 Growth all showed high marks for potential across a combination of factors, such as founding team’s experience, product innovation, go-to-market approach and traction, amongst many others.
Startup Program 2019
Below is a list of all our 2019 startup exhibitors.
The Top 60 exhibiting startups (10 Growth and Top 50 Grind) inducted into Accelerate have the green label “Accelerate” and are listed at the top.
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Our Growth Accelerate Startups
Our Growth startups are the first on a new track within our Startup Program, as we begin to work towards supporting companies that have raised more than $3M and/or are beginning to focus more on growth and broad exposure over the coming months.
The Startup Program itself will be growing over the coming months and years, so do be sure to apply if you feel you fit the criteria.
IOTAS is an IoT-as-a-Service company creating a Smart Apartment platform for the Real Estate Industry using AI/ML.
QuarkChain is a flexible, scalable, and user-oriented blockchain infrastructure by applying blockchain sharding technology. QuarkChain is one of the first public chains that successfully implemented state sharding technology for blockchain in the world.
Innovein is a Y Combinator backed healthcare company developing replacement valves for the body.
Beenest is an innovative alt accommodations platform. Crowdfunded by 18000 cryptocurrency users, we focus on business travelers and allow payments in cryptocurrency. Currently, we are targeting 100 enterprise customers and quickly expanding.
Valisure is an online pharmacy attached to an analytical laboratory where all medications are batch-tested and delivered with a certificate of analysis, at no additional cost.
Mi Media Manzana
Mi Media Manzana’s relentless focus on building compatibility based matching for Latin American singles looking for something more than a hookup, has turned into Latin America’s most dowloaded dating app in the Google Play Store.
Dozens is a new home for your money, one that makes saving easier and more rewarding. It brings together a current account, a smart budgeting tool, a savings and investment manager — all in one app.
Halan is a tech company providing ride hailing and on-demand solutions to underserved communities in Africa and the ME using light transport vehicles that are most adept for these areas (tuk tuks, motorcycles and tricycles).
Ceek Virtual Reality
CEEK VR is an award-winning distributor of blockchain authenticated digital media and celebrity merchandize. CEEK Smart VR Tokens allow CEEKERS (CEEK Token Holders) ability to ac-cess cryptographically authenticated content and celebrity merchandize with transparent con-tent rights reporting and automatic publisher payments via smart contracts. CEEK’s world class partners include Universal Music, Apple and T-Mobile.
DROPIT, Inc. is a mobile application developer and publisher. Our app DROPIT is available on Apple iTunes and Google Play Stores in the U.S. and New Zealand. The DROPIT app delivers a gamified shopping experience with an explosive drop auction system that allows you to choose the prices on the things you LOVE!
The Startup Grind 2019 Global Conference
The Startup Grind Global Conference (Feb. 12–13, 2019 in Silicon Valley) is the event for startups everywhere.
#SGGlobal provides an environment unlike anything else — where more than 8,000 entrepreneurs, partners, investors, thought leaders, and worldwide directors come together for two days of dynamic networking events, meetings with investors, access to invaluable resources, and inspiration led by top CEOs and influencers and more.
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