We assure #Outliers, the accelerator in itself, will never exchange monetary funds for shares with any startup from our portfolio. On the other hand, #Outliers Fund, an independent investment fund of #Outliers, will. You will be approached after completing the program by our funding team to explore investment opportunities.
All selected teams are expected to work with #Outliers for 100 days via:
(1) Attending regular coaching calls with the #Outliers team;
(2) Matching with mentors and attending regular mentoring sessions;
(3) Playing an active role in the community by sharing experiences with peers;
(4) Attending TWO main physical events: Bootcamp and #Outliers NEXT (demo day)
(5) Helping #Outliers improve through constructive feedback during/after the program
(6) Support #Outliers’ branding and content marketing by supplementing company information and thought leadership.
Although practical goals vary from company to company, we hope to see our portfolio companies obtain tangible results in customer acquisition, fundraising and market valuation – the most important bits!
We are looking for startups in blockchain or new technologies of all sorts. The sky is the limit! We value, above all, startups with constructive team dynamics, feasible ideas, technology capability, strong commitment to their vision, growth potential and last but not least “Outlierness”. These qualities are reflected in the life trajectory of founder(s), track records, product roadmap, business plan and execution.
Of course! “Searching for and helping outliers” is the core philosophy of our business. We wholeheartedly believe in those who embrace their difference and persist in their quest to be more in life. While every person demonstrates this quality in diverse ways, we usually see vigorous faith, exceptional leadership and a dash of craziness in an “Outlier”.
Our coaching covers main pillars crucial for running and growing a successful business: Business model, Product development, Sales & Marketing, Finance, and Human resources.
Absolutely not. We’re not here to spoonfeed you but to empower you. The community of #Outliers exists to share experiences, resources and valuable insights. You will still be the final decision maker in steering your business.
To support you, we aim to provide the program for free. However, since a degree of commitment from all selected teams is expected, a deposit will be charged once you are enrolled. The deposit will be returned in full at the end of the program under the condition that the team attends two main events and 70% of weekly calls. Please note that the selected teams are required to cover their own expenses to attend the Bootcamp and #Outliers NEXT (final demo day). Common expenses include but does not limit to transportation, accomodation and meals.
Not really! Besides mandatory physical events, you may work from your own base.
Absolutely! #Outliers NEXT is the final demo day of the accelerator program. Unlike traditional demo days, #Outliers NEXT injects a“competition” element into the event. Each team will pitch their idea(s), demonstrate their product(s) to the worldwide audience, and be challenged by our panel of judges. The winner will receive a guaranteed prize from #Outliers. In a nutshell, #Outliers NEXT is a finale, a product debut and an opportunity to gain an exposure spurt to empower your business growth.