Contributed by Sanjay Puri of 9Mile Labs
9Mile Labs, a Seattle high-tech accelerator focused on B2B software and cloud technologies is now accepting applications for its program starting April 2013. 9Mile Labs invites startups from Oregon to apply.
9Mile Labs runs two 3-month programs every year, each with a group of 9 startups. During this 3-month period, 9Mile Labs will invest $20k in each of the companies joining the program in exchange for 4-8% equity. Startups receive access to our wide network of mentors and advisors who have extensive startup, technology, business, and functional experience. Startups also get great perks such as free workspace, internet access, and hosting.
At the end of the 9Mile Labs program, the startups in the program have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to angel investors, venture capitalists, industry influencers and executives during the 9Mile Labs Demo Day. This is an opportunity for the startups to raise the next level of funding they’ll need to scale and grow their business.
Perhaps one of the greatest value startups will get from the 9Mile Labs programs is the mentor network. The 9Mile Labs mentors come from a cross-section of the high-tech industry. A majority of the mentors are successful entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business veterans from the startup world. Many are executives from the high-tech business world who have excelled in an executive or functional capacity. Yet others are VCs and angel investors who have worked extensively with startups.
The 9Mile website (www.9MileLabs.com) provides many more details. Application deadline is Feb 15, 2013, so don’t wait, APPLY NOW!