Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) September 20, 2012
Business incubator and startup accelerator Think Big Partners has announced the six startups accepted into its first accelerator class, which is to begin on September 25, 2012 at the accelerator’s coworking space, bizperc, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Think Big Accelerator opened its first application window on June 14, 2012 for tech-focused, early-stage startups interested in launching a business faster, smarter and stronger within a Midwest accelerator program. Think Big Accelerator focuses on technology-based businesses with consumer-facing services, software, web services, apps and supportive solutions, to participate in the program.
Think Big Accelerator accepted six companies from across the nation to participate in its 22-week program:
“Once again, we were overwhelmed by both the quality and the quantity of applications we received,” said Think Big Partners co-founder Tyler Prochnow. “While the quality of their ideas alone were impressive, even more impressive was the quality of the entrepreneurs. Several of the class participants are repeat founders who have already achieved a high level of success in other ventures. We are confident that they will add significant value to the formal program we have established.”
The first Think Big Accelerator class will start its 22-week program on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, capped by a Demo Week in January of 2013.
Think Big Accelerator typically takes 6-8% equity in participating companies with an $18,000-$24,000 investment. Additionally, there will be an alternative track for those who are not interested in funding but would like to participate in the accelerator program to receive its benefits.
"We are especially excited to be able to attract a different type of entrepreneur to Kansas City," said co-founder of Think Big Partners, Herb Sih. "The Think Big Accelerator Program will enable entrepreneurs who could not uproot their lives and move to another city for four months to build and launch companies while still maintaining other life obligations at some level. We took cues from executive MBA programs, combined them with accelerator best practices, then bolted on an innovation factory mentality.”
To learn more about Think Big Accelerator, please visit http://www.thinkbigpartners.com/accelerator.
About Think Big Partners
Think Big Partners is an early-stage startup accelerator and mentorship-based collaborative network located in Kansas City, Missouri. Think Big Partners has successfully launched or grown over 150 successful companies with its creation of coworking spaces (bizperc), entrepreneurial conferences (Think Big Kansas City and iKC), essential services, startup resources and funding (Think Big Ventures). To learn more about Think Big Partners, please visit http://www.thinkbigpartners.com.