| OPEN APPLICATIONS
We are thrilled to announce the launch of 2022’s Breakthrough to Scale accelerator Program application. Read the full Press Release here. Read more about the Program below. Applications are now open through April 11, 2022.
| ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
The ultimate goal of the Breakthough to Program is to help entrepreneurs develop scalable strategies. We believe that a successful scale-up journey begins with four fundamental blocks: (1) product-market fit, (2) a resourceful team, (3) well-defined funding pathways and (4) demonstrated impact.
Our Program is a unique mix of an initial capital injection, expert-lead masterclasses, milestone-based follow-on funding, 1:1 Venture Partner support, and access to a deep set of mentors that help companies achieve business objectives.
Product Market Fit
We help build a market-informed product roadmap and go-to-market strategy to maximize your reach and grow your customer base.
Work with a team of seasoned executives, including a dedicated Venture Partner who guides you through the Program. Identify team gaps and recruit next key hires.
We assist in the development of an investor-ready business model and funding presentation including introductions to follow-on sources of capital.
We guide the development of efficacy and impact systems that drive product adoption and open up new pathways to partnerships.
We continue to provide ongoing support after the Program’s completion including introductions to customers, corporate development partnerships, and future funders.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
12-Weeks Programming, 1-2 Weeks on Site in Boston
Personalized Support, Venture Partner, 1:1 Mentorship
Up to $150k, Milestone-based, Two-Phase Funding
Demo Day, Investor Network, Meet Future Funders
| OUR INVESTMENT CRITERIA
INDUSTRY: We are looking for companies that are building innovative products and services for the K-12, Higher Ed, Workforce development & Lifelong learning markets.
BUSINESS MODELS: We invest into companies that transact direct-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-government (B2G), or with enterprise clients.
STAGE: Applicants must have a product, revenue, and have entered the market but need targeted help to deeply analyze customer needs, advance go-to-market tactics, design scale into operations and, importantly, deliver impactful, efficacy-driven outcomes. Companies seeking funding must have at least $100k in annual recurring revenue (ARR).
INVESTMENT: Companies are eligible for a total investment of up to $150k broken down into two phases 1) initial investment upon acceptance to the Program 2) follow-on funding based on individual milestones evaluated 6 months after the Program completion.
PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS: At least one co-founder, usually the CEO, must be available to attend the Program (approximately 15 hours per week of participation and projects). We do not work with companies that plan to attend other accelerator Programs during the time of the Program
Learn more about our past investments here.
| OUR PARTNERS
Through our corporate partnerships your business may be eligible for direct credits, applied to help cover costs with select service providers.
We work with a number of local K-12 and Higher Education institutions and programs to provide our portfolio with piloting, testing, and research support.
Relationships with edtech partners allow us to conduct research, pilot concepts, host events, and partner with education-centric communities to support your growth.