SendGrid Accelerate is a new initiative launched by SendGrid, one of the world’s leading email marketing tools with more than 63,000 customers across the globe, that provides startups with technical and business mentorship, as well as a healthy does of SendGrid credits..
As a past graduate of the Techstars Program, SendGrid understands the tools and resources required to scale a startup beyond their MVP and initial launch, and see this program as an opportunity to give back the the global startup community.
Despite providing access to strategic mentoring, potential introductions to Venture Capital funds and corporate partners the SendGrid Accelerate program is not an Accelerator. There are no “batches”, nor financial investment provided by the program. Instead The Accelerate team work directly with founders, existing accelerator programs, and VC funds by hosting dedicated office hours and private workshops for their companies.
In addition, startups have the opportunity to tap into SendGrids own wealth of knowledge. SendGrid works with companies like Airbnb, Uber and Spotify on a daily basis and have unique industry insight on how to scale your email communications while maximising engagement with customers and end-users.
There is no fixed term for the program with engagements typically lasting between 6 and 12 months. SendGrid Accelerate is open to startups across the globe and you can apply here.