Visible Hands Accelerator 2022
Visible Hands is running our second annual accelerator program to support early-stage underrepresented founders in building and scaling high-growth startups. Through this accelerator, Visible Hands provides investments of up to $175k, hands-on company building support, and access to a national network of industry experts, founders, and investors. This virtual-first program will run from September 12 - December 16, 2022.
We will be accepting candidates on a rolling basis, so for your best chance, don't wait!
An application at the priority deadline has the highest chance of getting into our cohort. The regular deadline has the next best chance, and the final deadline has the lowest acceptance rate (but will still likely have a higher acceptance rate than if you wait until the next cohort to apply). TL;DR: the earlier the better, but late is always better than never.
- Priority deadline: April 17, 2022 at 11:59pm ET
- Regular deadline: May 1, 2022 at 11:59pm ET
Final deadline: May 20, 2022 at 11:59pm ET (DEADLINE EXTENDED)
Applying with Co-Founders
If you already have a team, you can definitely apply. However, each co-founder that wishes to participate in the cohort will have to submit an individual application, where you will be able to mark if there are any other members of your team applying. If you make it to the second stage of the process, we will interview applicants from the same team together.
In the case that one co-founder is accepted and the other did not apply (or was not eligible to apply), both founders will still be able to join certain Visible Hands programming and weekly check-ins, but only the co-founder who applied will be labeled as an official member of the cohort and receive access to all benefits, including a spot at orientation and cohort-exclusive programming.