- "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead
The Accelerator Program begins with the Entrepreneur Retreat. Participants must pay $995 in full by December 15 in order to attend the Retreat. Entrepreneurs are then given three different service options through which to continue their engagement with the Accelerator, based on the needs of their company. The three options, in addition to a fourth discount option, are described below. Payment options are due on the 15th of each month for 12 months beginning in January 2013.
At a price of $995 down and $350 per month for 12 months, participants receive access to the complete Accelerator Program including the Retreat, Business Consulting, and the Investor Conference.
At a price of $995 down and $250 per month for 12 months, entrepreneurs receive access to Agora’s Business Consulting option which includes business model refinement, personalized mentor connections, investment project assessment, financial model creation and validation, create investor packet, and matchmaking with Investor and Mentor Networks.
At a price of $995 down and $150 per month for 12 months, entrepreneurs receive access to the Investor Conference option, offered only after approval from Agora. The entrepreneur must demonstrate that he/she can produce investor materials on his/her own that meet our standards. This option allows the entrepreneur to attend the Investor Conference where they will present to Agora’s extensive Investor Network.
Entrepreneurs who pay for their selected option in full by March 15 will receive a 20% discount on the total price. The pricing for the three options when the discounts are applied is as follows:
Option 1 -$4,155 (a savings of over $1000)
Option 2 -$3,195 (a savings of $800)
Option 3 -$2,235 (a savings of $600)
Agora is working to leverage its network to source scholarships for qualified entrepreneurs who world otherwise not be able to participate in the program. Scholarships will be allocated on a case-by-case basis.