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Opportunity for Wisconsin Early-Stage Companies to Participate in a Business Development Program

gBETA Beloit


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Geographic Focus
USA: Wisconsin: Beloit

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/18/23 Save

Grant Description
Opportunity for Wisconsin early-stage companies in eligible locations to participate in a business development program. Successful applicants will receive coaching and mentorship, deals and perks from a variety of companies, opportunities to pitch to investors, and support after the program. Eligible applicants are businesses with roots in Beloit. The goal of the program is that graduates will go on to participate in an investment accelerator or raise a seed round.

gBETA is a free, seven-week, pre-accelerator program for companies that are looking to achieve rapid growth and/or raise venture capital. gBETA helps entrepreneurs work in and on their business while also attaining the entrepreneurial mindset needed to be successful.

Through one-on-one interaction with their program director, mentors and investors, program participants gain valuable personalized insights that can be applied to their business strategy. Program focus areas include gaining an entrepreneurial mindset, validating the company, growing customer traction, and preparing for investor pitches.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Criteria for gBETA Beloit:
- You're based in Beloit
- You're Committed: While applicants are not expected to be full-time on your business yet, programming is about a five-hour commitment each week, and it is expected that you will be spending additional time working on your business each week outside of the program.
- You're Ready to Grow: gBETA companies range from "I have an idea" to "I have significant revenue." Although most gBETA companies are post-product, pre-scale, as long as you are ready to make use of coaching on customer growth and investor readiness, mentor meetings, and investor and accelerator pitches, you're eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information
Application Deadline: September 18th, 2023
Program Kickoff: October 12th, 2023
Program End: December 14th, 2023

Once applications close, the director will notify you if you have been selected for an interview. There are typically one or two rounds of interviews. You will be instructed to prepare a pitch for your interview, and the program director will ask some questions once you are finished presenting.

Applicants are encouraged to sign up for an office hours before or after you apply to get face-time with the director and ask any questions you may have.

Founders should continue to apply for gBETA even if they are not accepted upon first application.

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Participating companies receive:
- Individualized coaching and mentorship from the team of nationally ranked accelerator gener8tor on company growth and investor readiness
- Weekly "Lunch & Learns" and "Mentor Swarms"
- Investor and accelerator pitches
- $1M+ in deals and perks from vendors like IBM Cloud, Rackspace, Amazon, Paypal, Zendesk, Hubspot and Microsoft
- Ongoing post-program support and gener8tor community involvement and offerings

Contact Information
Apply online:

Schedule office hours:

Anthony Swindell, Director

gBETA Beloit
635 Third Street
Beloit, WI 53211

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