HarHub Accelerator Program 2020 - Cohort 3

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    ABOUT HARHUB ACCELARATOR PROGRAM

    HarHub accelerator program is an innovative program designed to support promising early-stage startups to grow, expand and get into new markets. The program aims to accelerate all kinds of innovative business but will give special consideration to businesses in agriculture, livestock, energy, and technology that are tackling social issues within their respective communities and markets.

     

    Accepted startups will take part in a 4 week accelerator program training and will be able to access mentorship from market leaders and experts. Participants of the accelerator program will get access to member only networking with other entrepreneurs and investors.

     

    WHAT WE OFFER

    • 4 week business training.
    • Holistic Coaching and Training
    • Access to industry leaders and experts from across the country
    • Supportive community of leading entrepreneurs
    • Invitation to the alumni network of successful entrepreneurs
    • Crowdfunding opportunity to raise money from family and friends
    • Mentorship with successful business leaders
    • Equity investment between $1,000 to $5,000
    • 3 months of post virtual mentoring and coaching.
    • Media publicity and visibility through our social media pages, websites, our crowdfunding platform and partner media.

     

    Harhub will equip you with all the tools you'll need to start, run, lead and launch your business.

     

    Join our accelerator program for early-stage startups. You start the program with at least an early prototype and leave ready to receive investment.

     

    INVESTMENT SIZE

    With a series of access to finance initiative to be launched by Harhub and its partners in mid- August. This phase of the access to finance initiative is launching $60,000 in equity financing ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for matching investment in the form of equity.

     

     

    ELIGIBILITY

    • Innovative Business
    • Must create jobs and be scalable
    • Must be willing to take part of the accelerator program.
    • Be a founder/co-founder of your business, and available to participate fully in all aspects of the program.
    • Vaible business idea and must be under 35 years of age.
    • Must be living in Harhub operational area and must run startup or willing to launch a business within 3 months.
    • Must have 50% funds to start the business or is ready to raise through crowdfunding
    • Technology-based, livestock, agriculture, energy, fisheries', or an innovative service will be highly favoured.
    • Adhering to policies and procedures of the program and facility and Energetic, open minded, go-getter and self-starter.

     

    SELECTION CRITERIA

    • Commitment to attend 3-4 week accelerators programs (3 days a week, 4/hrs in class and 2hr/day outside class work)
    • Committed to working on your business plan on a regular bases at leaset 2hr/day
    • Willing to pitch business idea to investors
    • Willing to raise your funds through crowdfunding platform
    • Must attend at least one Startup Huddle or Startup Grind event
    • Features in local and international media
    • Adhering to policies and procedures of the program and facility.
    • Energetic, open minded, go-getter and self-starter

     

    PROGRAM TIMELINE

    • Application Opening - Feb 26th, 2020
    • Deadline for submission EOI – March 20th 2020 (23:59)
    • Unsuccessful applicants received decision. 30 of the entrepreneurs shortlisted will receive interviews and be notified on March 25th 2020
    • Interviews will be held March 26th and 27th
    • 15 Startups will be selected and Announcement of accepted applicants into the accelerator program – March 27th 2020
    • COHORT THREE Training  will start on March 29nd - April 23rd
    • Pitching Date April 21st, 2020
    • Announcement of winners of the Pitch Contest on April 29th and Feedback to non selected participants to be sent.
    • Crowdfunding Training and account activation May 2nd - May 7 (6 days)
    • All campaigns - May 9th - June 8th (One month to raise the funds)
    • Winners Meetup and investment preparation meeting. June 10th .


    APPLICATION

    Apply here if you are eligible: 


    DEADLINE : 20th March, 2020

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