The PSL Startup Accelerator takes place on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 6-8pm at Benjamin's Desk at Washington Square.
Program Cost: $250 per team (to be paid once you've been accepted into the program)
Application Deadline: October 31, 11:59pm
The PSL Accelerator is a 12 week program that empowers Philly's promising founders and early-stage startups to realize their vision. Each week, we guide local startups through the tough transition between business development and sales. We arm entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools, and mentors they need to keep improving their business, while providing a safe environment where they can fail, pivot, and struggle through growing pains. Our mission is to develop talented local entrepreneurs which in turn will help to grow a robust and thriving tech community in Philadelphia.
This program is a fast track for local Philadelphia startups focused on moving forward with an MVP, identifying product market fit and making their first crucial sales. This program is ideal for full time founders who plan on rooting themselves in Philadelphia and building their company here long term.
We provide value through weekly sessions from local leaders, support from a cohort of peers and connections to additional community resources. You will be matched with strategic mentors, attend sessions led by some of Philly tech's brightest, set goals and track metrics throughout. The program will ultimately end with Demo Day where the companies will pitch to 150+ investors and community members.
"The Accelerator was an awesome group of founders and mentors working together. In collaboration with the PSL team, we identified a sales strategy that increased our MRR by 500%. We still use this strategy today." Jeremy Peskin, CEO of Borderwise
"The previous Fishbox pricing model wasn't working. Because my mentor had experience with the same issue at his current company, he recommended a change that simplified things. That update led to a 20% increase in MRR." Napoleon Suarez, CEO of Fishbox
"The PSL Accelerator made me accountable, on a weekly basis, to work towards a goal that was designed to improve and grow my business. PSL is an amazing and supportive community to be a part of." Debbie Schwartz, CEO of College Money Search
"We launched our product half way through the Accelerator. We got the opportunity to speak with investors and receive strategic insights, and more importantly we made connections with the rest of the Accelerator companies!" Danish Dhamani, CEO of Orai
"The PSL Accelerator was and will continue to be one of the greatest catalysts of our organization's growth. The in-depth exposure to local and far-reaching entrepreneurs and financiers offered perspective, encouragement, and best approaches." Mark Switaj, CEO of Roundtrip