Let’s get down toBUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS.

Focused exclusively on B2B software and hardware solutions, Memphis’ first accelerator has helped fund, mentor, and launch over 100 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

The Start Co. Accelerator is like a startup MBA on steriods. You get access to a variety of industry experts focused on the unique needs of B2B tech startups, including customer development, product design, marketing, PR, direct and online sales, financial modeling, and more. We are looking for businesses wanting to tap into the rich environment of accessible Memphis customers and resources in logistics, agriculture, healthcare, and education among others.

Startups thrive in Memphis that leverage artificial intelligence, enterprise mobility, software and hardware as a service.

With a unique focus on inclusion and diversity, our Upstart and Sky High Tracks provide additional support and resources for female founders and also those looking to make a social impact.

Funding

With a network of VCs and angels, your $25,000 in seed funding is only the beginning. Start Co. has directly invested over $2.7 million in startups since 2011. We have helped our companies go on to raise over $23 million in investment.

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 mixer events, and work to introduce you to multiple companies, 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, accounting, PR, and talent-development resources.

Mentors

True success relies on guidance. The kind that comes from mentors who have experienced and overcome every triumph and setback you’ll likely encounter. Mentoring is central to everything we do. Our community of industry experts, creative professionals, and seasoned founders are passionate about helping you on your journey toward success.

Workspace

Start Co. Lab is ground zero for our accelerators, workshops, training sessions, and more. Your startup will receive a dedicated workstation and area to start building your company culture. Accessible 24/7, our modern, open office provides plenty of room for your big ideas to grow. And our location in the core of downtown Memphis offers limitless walkable options for dining, entertainment, offsite work, and housing.

Key Partners

Innova

Innova invests in early-stage high-growth B2B technology companies, including the investment for Seed Hatchery teams.

Start Co. Accelerator 2018

Seed Funding:

$25,000


Accelerator:

May 7 – August 16


Demo Day:

August 16


Post-Acceleration:

August 27 – November 19


Deadline: March 20 / Notification: April 1

Questions?

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

Eric Mathews

Eric Mathews
Founding Partner

Andre Fowlkes

Andre Fowlkes
President

Start Co. Partners

  • archer malmo inc
  • Baker Donelson
  • SendGrid
  • Mosaik Solutions
  • American Airlines
  • Marston Group
  • ServiceMaster
  • SendGrid
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Twilio