Startup Haven’s pre-seed accelerator supports venture-scale startups at the crossroads of growth. Best-fit startups will have:

  • a full-time founding team
  • a capital efficient business model addressing a venture-scale market
  • a live product, in production (even it’s a V1)
  • early stages of commercialization (e.g., early customer revenue, growing user adoption, strong intellectual property, etc.)

For companies at this stage, what’s next is growth and scale. But a clock is ticking and startups at this stage have a shelf life. Time is always the enemy of startups but never more so than at this stage — because now, for the first time, a startups traction can be measured.

What’s needed is a cogent plan to reach the next, right strategic growth milestone… a milestone that the existing team can execute on with the time and resources they have. In short, startups need to lay the groundwork for success at whatever is most important. Next things first.

This is the essence of the GroundWork methodology.

Traditional Accelerator
Stuff We Do

  • Cash Investment
  • Rigorous Screening
  • World-class Mentorship
  • Support Network

Traditional Accelerator
Stuff We Don’t Do

  • Seasonality
  • Laissez-faire Curriculum
  • Casual Mentorship
  • Relocation, Co-working
  • Demo Day

Stuff We Do Better than Traditional Accelerators

  • Focused Curriculum
  • Dedicated Mentors
  • Operational Support
  • Accountability
  • Bespoke Fundraising Support

Interested in Joining Us?

If you are Startup Haven member (or willing to become one) and would like to learn more about the accelerator program and the GroundWork methodology, you can learn every you need to know on the Accelerator Program Information page.

Recent Accelerator Teams

We could not be more pleased by the strength of the inaugural cohort. All are B2B, SaaS companies with strong teams, compelling customer stories, initial customer revenue and great market opportunities.