The value that we provide to our portfolio companies is centered around services, not capital; we like to view the money we invest like financial aid for university students, covering necessary living expenses so founders can focus on taking their businesses to the next level. For this reason, although we occasionally make outside investments, most of our portfolio companies pass through our accelerator program.
The goal of this 12-week program is to get each company ready to raise money on a larger scale. While we make important introductions to investors and potential acquirers in our network, we focus primarily on teaching founders how to craft a great pitch and how to close a deal when the time comes. Small class sizes ensure that your startup will get the attention and support it needs, and Quake's locations in the heart of three bustling cities on the cutting edge of innovation give your company an impressive advantage when it comes to securing additional investment and becoming fast-growing, scalable, disruptive businesses.
Classroom Sessions where experts speak on relevant topics including marketing strategy, legal and accounting basics, business analytics, perfecting your pitch and more.
One-on-One Meetings with the Quake partners where individual attention is given in the areas where your business needs it most.
Office Hours with Quake’s corporate sponsors where you can consult with seasoned industry professionals on a variety of specific business and technical needs.
Pitch Practice with both outside experts and members of the Quake team who will help you put your best foot forward as you prepare to raise follow-on capital.
Networking Events hosted by Quake where you can connect with members of three vibrant entrepreneurial communities.
Working in our open-floorplan offices, where we are always available to answer questions, make connections and give advice whenever it is needed. Even after the program has come to an end, you are welcome to continue working out of our office space until the next cohort begins.
More than anything, we invest time - lots of it. In addition, we typically invest capital in exchange for equity. Amounts vary greatly depending on the opportunity, its maturity, the market and other factors; however, previous examples range anywhere from $100k to $250k in exchange for 4% to 15% equity. We offer multiple funding options, with models that work for both seed stage opportunities and more mature ventures.
Mentors in our network of over 200 industry leaders, investment specialists and subject matter experts work with our portfolio companies to refine strategies, make introductions and maximize growth. Our mentor network covers all verticals and we continue to actively pursue new advisers open to helping Quake teams. We’ll help you make the connections and build the relationships that are crucial for taking your business to the next level.
Accelerator participants also gain access to Quake’s trusted manufacturing network. Our over 100 factory relationships can assist your company with all aspects of design, tooling, production, assembly, testing, certification, and logistics.
The culmination of Quake’s accelerator program is Demo Day, an exclusive event attended by Quake’s investor network and members of the entrepreneurship community. Our network includes well over 300 family offices, venture funds, and high net worth investors and we work directly with our teams to raise any follow-on capital needed. To date, participants in Quake’s past two accelerator programs have raised nearly $15M in follow-on capital.
We win together. The alumni and professional relationships that you gain through your participation in our program will provide incredible and lasting value to your business, and we stay involved with your company long after the accelerator program has come to an end.
Over 200 industry leaders, investment experts and subject matter experts work with entrepreneurs to refine strategies, make introductions and maximize growth.
In-house experts and special guest advisers provide 12 weeks of intense hands-on training to improve value proposition, distribution, sales, messaging, monetization and capitalization.
Our trusted manufacturing network with over 100 factory relationships can assist with all aspects of design, tooling, production, assembly, testing, certification, and logistics.
We work directly with our teams to raise any follow-on capital needed. Our network includes well over 300 family offices, venture funds, and high net worth investors.
Small class sizes ensure that your startup will get the attention and support it needs. Our team works every single day to assist our portfolio companies on their path to greatness.
We win together. The alumni and professional relationships that you gain through your participation in the program will provide incredible and lasting value to your business.