Let's get down toBusiness-to-Business.

Focused exclusively on B2B software and hardware solutions, Memphis’ first accelerator has helped fund, mentor, and launch 22 emerging technology companies since 2011.

We invest in up to 6 startups per session,
hosting a rigorous but rewarding program.

By the end of your experience, you’ll emerge with a working business model, a sales pipeline, and connections to the right investors and seasoned advisors. You’ll also earn a chance to pitch at our investor events in Memphis and Silicon Valley.

Programming

Seed Hatchery focuses on the unique needs of B2B tech startups, including customer development, direct and online sales, product and market validation, and fundraising strategies specifically designed to fit sales and product development life cycles.

Funding

With a network of VCs and angels, your $25,000 in seed-funding is only the beginning. Recent graduates of Seed Hatchery have secured over $2 million in additional funding via our Validation Fund, Angel Network, and other investment partners.
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Customer Access

With the unique partnerships available to you through Start Co., you get access to a network of business leaders ranging from mid-sized businesses to Fortune 100 companies. We will host meet and greet events, and work to introduce you to multiple companies who willing to serve as both customers and test subjects for your business.

Services & Resources

As a Start Co. founder, you’ll have access to an unparalleled suite of technical services perks and partners, as well as legal, financial, marketing, and talent-development resources.
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Mentors

Under the close guidance of area business leaders, entrepreneurs, and technical specialists, you’ll develop an airtight business plan, work to refine your product and place in the marketplace, tackle company operations, and even begin marketing efforts.
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Workspace

Start Co. Lab is ground zero for accelerators, programs, workshops, training sessions, and more. Accessible 24/7, our modern, open office provides plenty of room for your big ideas to stretch out, and our location in the core of downtown Memphis offers limitless walkable options for dining, entertainment, offsite work, and housing.

Key Partners

Innova invests in early-stage high-growth B2B technology companies, including the investment for Seed Hatchery teams. Autozone, the largest specilaity retailer in the United States, is stepping up to the plate to provide in-depth business and technical assistance to our B2B teams.

Innova AutoZone

Seed Hatchery 2015

Seed Funding:

$25,000


Accelerator:

May 4 – August 13


Demo Day:

August 13


Post-Acceleration:

August 13 – November 20


Silicon Valley Investor Day:

TBA


Deadline: March 1 / Notification: April 1

Questions?

Feel free to contact us at info@neverstop.co before you apply.

Mara Lewis

Mara Lewis
Managing Director

Hillary Quirk

Hillary Quirk
Director of Programming

Eric Mathews

Eric Mathews
CEO & Founder

Andre Fowlkes

Andre Fowlkes
President

Sponsors

  • archer malmo inc
  • Baker Donelson
  • Marston Group
  • SendGrid
  • Mosaik Solutions