WowMii is a premier accelerator for high-performing minority and women led companies. We help to launch these quality startups by providing high quality education, mentorship, training and support. We work with top startups in fintech, edtech, journalism/media and healthtech. Startups from other technology sectors, will be accepted on a case by case basis. We are not your father's accelerator. Even with a minority and women focus, it is not likely WowMii would turn away a non-minority startup that exhibits a solid idea and the team to execute on that idea. We know how important it is to build a strong eco-system in your community, so selected startups, we come to you, your city, your town, you do not have to relocate for 4 months. All will be required to come to New York City for our scheduled events. WowMii selects startups on a rolling basis. We understand that no company is the same, so we negotiate investment / equity terms prior to acceptance into the program.
Finally, although we are open to startups across America and the the World, New York, Philadelphia, DC and Atlanta are the areas where our primary focus will be.
Eric is a serial entrepreneur with a background in accounting. He's also an advisor and motivator to startups an aspiring entrepreneurs. Eric previously owned several franchises and a business consulting company. Eric's mantra and now company slogan is "Make yourself available for opportunities."
Dominique is a lean startup expert who has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs on customer discovery, product validation, growth strategy and operations. Dominique cut her teeth in startups working for Lean Startup Machine while they were in the global accelerator TechStars.
We provide office space in Manhattan to allow you to build team continuity and easily access all the resources that the city can offer .
We source mentors year-round to always provide a continual resource to our participants. Prior to our cohort launch we also search out additional mentors that are tailored to our cohorts needs. No company is the same and not every mentor works for every company. We want to make sure that you make all the necessary relationships possible for future success.
We know that one of the main reasons you want to join an accelerator is to get investment to grow your company. We understanding how difficult this can be for any startup especially as a minority based business. We spend tons of effort cultivating an investor community that not only believes in your product but also believes in you. We look to find investors on the leading edge who comfortably believe in your business making it easier for you to find investors, advisors and partners.
Unlike many accelerators who simply have mentors come and speak we take business education to a whole new level. We focus on all the issues founders deal with from equity decisions, building a team, finding advisors, lean testing, marketing, storytelling and more. Many accelerators operate as if everyone has the same business know-how but we know that simply isn’t true. We want to make sure that every person that comes through our accelerator learns the business of his or her business inside and out.
One of the biggest hurdles in building a business is growing your team. Whether you need a CTO, a project manager or sales support. We help you think through your hiring options and support you in recruiting new employees. In the startup world it is all about the team, and we want to make sure that you have an all-star team.
If you are interested in building a world-class company in the #1 city in the world submit your application now.