Manos Accelerator Accepting Applications for Spring 2015 Session

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Third Batch of Startups to Begin on April 6, 2015 in Silicon Valley

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...Manos Accelerator is being recognized as the premier leader in identifying Latino entrepreneurs, connecting them to domain experts and creating new high-growth companies

Manos Accelerator, a startup accelerator program with the vision to be recognized as an international hub in Silicon Valley where Latino entrepreneurs from across the globe can come to convert their big ideas into reality, has officially announced it will begin accepting applications from early-stage startups for its Spring 2015 Batch beginning April 6th. The accelerator program consists of an intense 3-month program in which the selected startups are coached in all aspects of creating a sustainable and successful business.

Manos Accelerator encourages entrepreneurs with emerging products and technologies to apply for the Spring Batch. The program is open to startups from across the US and Latin America countries whose founders are ready to immerse themselves in a mentorship program designed to produce the next generation of leading product companies focused on developing software and mobile solutions across industry verticals such as education, enterprise, healthcare, media & entertainment.

Since Manos Accelerator was launched in 2013, the program has accepted two classes of startups to participate in an unique 3-month "bootcamp-type" program. The program offers intensive coaching and mentorship; provides a collaborative workspace; and provides access to exclusive opportunities to engage with leading entrepreneurs, business executives, service providers and investors. Each batch culminates with a Demo Day, which gives an opportunity for each startup to pitch to a room full of investors and influencers in Silicon Valley.

“In Silicon Valley and across the country, Manos Accelerator is being recognized as the premier leader in identifying Latino entrepreneurs, connecting them to domain experts and creating new high-growth companies,” said Edward Avila, Founder of Manos Accelerator. “We are positioning these innovative companies to take advantage of the resources and expertise of our tech community to rapidly develop themselves into promising companies prepared for financing.”

Manos Accelerator is looking for startup teams that:

● Are building a disruptive software and mobile solutions
● Have the will and endurance to convert their big ideas into success
● Need help with startup capital, introductions, and navigating pitfalls
● Are seeking rapid growth through seed and venture capital
● Are willing to be in Silicon Valley for the entire 3-month program and commit to the venture full time
● Are ideally comprised of 2-4 team members with at least one of the founders is of Hispanic-Latino origin/descent

To apply, visit and fill-out the online application. Evaluation of applications will begin in February, with final selections announced in March. The 3rd batch of startups will run from April through June 2015 and is accepting up to 10 companies to participate in the 3-month program.

About Manos Accelerator, LLC
Manos Accelerator is the first-of-its-kind accelerator targeting Latino entrepreneurs from across the globe. It creates a Latino ecosystem of entrepreneurs, mentors, industry experts, leaders and investors. Through a mentorship-driven program, it provides education, resources and guidance for promising startup companies led by Latinos. For more information, please visit


Edward Avila
edward (at) manosaccelerator (dot) com


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