Awesome Inc opened the application for its first full-scale class to go through the Awesome Inc Accelerator, Kentucky's annual mentor-driven summer accelerator program for web and mobile startups on January 21st, 2013. The participating teams will be selected during the first week of May with the program beginning on June 10, 2013. The program will run for 3 months. It will be based at the Awesome Inc space with events taking place across the Lexington, Louisville and Northern Kentucky regions.
The Awesome Inc Accelerator is a selective program, accepting only 6 teams for the 2013 class. Founder Brian Raney said, "We're looking for teams with talent and good ideas, but most importantly the ability to execute." Successful candidates will undergo intense training in business, product and customer development under rockstar mentors like Drew Curtis (Fark.com), Nihal Mehta (LocalResponse), Davis Marksbury (Exstream Software), Marc Nager (CEO, Startup Weekend) and others among a total cast of more than 60 mentors.
Upon admission to the program, teams will also receive downtown office space, technical and legal support, funding up to 20,000, and the aforementioned mentorship. Teams will be expected to relocate to the Lexington area for the duration of the program.
The Awesome Inc Accelerator hosted its first class in 2011. It started out as a small, entrepreneur-led accelerator program with 3 teams. Since then, it has grown into a fully funded accelerator.
For more information and applications: http://accelerator.awesomeinc.org
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