FRIENDS & FAMILY
Friends & Family is an accelerator founded by Slauson & Co in partnership with Grid110, geared towards helping early-stage entrepreneurs strengthen their business, attract capital investment and build community with other founders living a similar experience
For US-based companies with innovative products in market, a clear value proposition, and ambition to become a leader in their category. The ideal company is working on the business full-time and eager to learn from leading entrepreneurs and investors.
Entrepreneurs selected for Friends & Family will receive a $25,000 cash grant and participate in a twelve-week virtual accelerator starting January 2023 that focuses on entrepreneurial management and personal coaching from top executives, startup legends, and industry titans. Past guests have included Jeff Wilke (CEO of Amazon Worldwide Consumer), Johnathan Mildenhall (former CMO of Airbnb), and Jonah Peretti (Founder and CEO of Buzzfeed).
Founding donors for the Friends & Family accelerator include the Schultz Family Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, Jim Goetz of Sequoia Capital, and Ron Conway of SV Angel.
Winter 2023 Program Dates
- Applications Open: September 1, 2022
- Virtual Info Session #1: September 6th @ 4pm PST | WATCH THE RECORDING
- Virtual Info Session #2: September 20th @ 4pm
- Applications Close: September 30, 2022 at 5pm PST
- Program: January 2023 – April 2023.