Greater Green Bay Chamber

Greater Green Bay Chamber Build Up Tech Accelerator

Build Up Tech Accelerator

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Build up your tech startup

Build Up is a virtual tech accelerator program. The program focuses on Idea & Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage, high-growth tech-based startups in Northeast Wisconsin. Up to five companies from a range of verticals will be selected from a competitive applicant pool to participate in this free 10-week program. Participating companies are eligible to receive: 

  • Individualized coaching from experienced entrepreneurs
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  • Weekly office hours with industry leaders in product development, law, finance, intellectual property, and marketing
  • Guidance and accountability from the Venture Home network of entrepreneurs and industry experts
  • Virtual Lunch & Learns
  • Six months of free “shared space membership” at The Urban Hub, includes access to the co-working space and special events
  • The opportunity to practice and pitch to investors and key partners
  • Ongoing post-program support through the Greater Green Bay Chamber's offerings
  • A free laptop

Our goal is to get you plugged into a network, validate your business model, accelerate your product development, and help you build a strong team. 

The Build Up Tech Accelerator will run from March 6 - May 9, 2023.

 

Eligibility Criteria 

What We’re Looking For: The Build Up accelerator focuses on companies from a range of verticals located in Northeastern Wisconsin. However, technology must be a key differentiator in how the business generates value. Please keep in mind that this program is for technology startups rather than small businesses. All are welcome to apply. Women, minorities, veterans, and all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Commitment: We understand that you are likely working on this part-time and don’t expect a full-time commitment. This program does require a weekly commitment of 3 – 4 hours, which includes virtual class time. We expect you to be spending additional time outside of that to develop or create your MVP. However, it’s your idea/company and you call the shots. 

Passion: We are looking for passionate applicants who will take advantage of all this program has to offer. Hungry entrepreneurs will benefit from this program.

 

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Companies will be selected from a range of verticals. However, technology must be a key differentiator in how the business generates value. 

Applications close on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply? 
Companies will be selected from a range of verticals. However, technology must be a key differentiator in how their business generates value. Please keep in mind that this program is for startups rather than small businesses.

What stage do I need to be at? 
Pre-Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and MVP stage.

What is the time commitment? 
Each week will require about 3 – 4 hours of your time. 

Does it cost to participate in this program? 
No. Thanks to the Greater Green Bay Chamber and sponsors, the program is free to the selected companies.

What does the Build Up program provide?

  • Individualized coaching from experienced entrepreneurs
  • Weekly office hours with industry leaders in product development, law, finance, intellectual property, and marketing
  • Guidance and accountability from the Venture Home network of entrepreneurs and industry experts
  • Virtual Lunch & Learns
  • Six months of free “shared space membership” at The Urban Hub, includes access to the co-working space and special events
  • The opportunity to practice and pitch to investors and key partners
  • Ongoing post-program support through the Greater Green Bay Chamber's offerings
  • A free laptop

What if I need to change my answers to my application?
Please contact Lamarr Banks at lbanks@greatergbc.org

Does this program provide funding? 
No, this cohort will not provide funding.

When will I hear back about my application? 
Applicants will hear back by Monday, Feb. 27, 2023.

When is the deadline to apply? 
The application deadline is Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

What time specifically do applications close? 
Applications close at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Thank you to our program sponsors

Other Questions?

For other questions or inquiries about the Build Up tech accelerator program, schedule a meeting with Lamarr Banks.