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Deadline: April 5, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Eligibility: The Brandery invests in companies at a variety of stages, from concept to post-revenue to profitable. Most accepted companies are post-product/post-revenue, with revenues ranging up to $35,000 MRR (subscription model) or $500,000 trailing 12-month revenue (transactional model).
Location: Cincinnati, the United States

The Brandery 2020

The Brandery is a nationally-ranked accelerator that leverages the expertise of the Cincinnati region, namely branding, marketing, and design.

In addition to an elite mentor network, startups are paired with world-class creative agencies and have access to some of the biggest companies in the world, including Procter & Gamble and Kroger.

The Brandery runs one, 12-week accelerator program a year for five companies. The participating startups each receive $100K, a year of free office space, and over $200K in additional benefits.

  • Startups: The Brandery offers financing, mentorship, amazing partnership opportunities and introductions to seed-stage investors
  • Investors: The accelerator turns great ideas into brands and then introduce them to those with the vision and means to help them grow
  • Community: The experts lead a series of classes geared towards fueling Cincinnati’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Accelerating startups by building powerful brands

The Brandery is a seed stage startup accelerator that leverages the expertise of the Cincinnati region, namely branding, marketing and design.

They believe that building your brand—and not just a product—is a way startups can be more resource-efficient and increase their probability of success.

In addition to an elite mentor list, startups will be paired with world-class creative agencies and have access to some of the biggest companies in the world, including Procter & Gamble and Kroger.

The Brandery invests in high-growth startups within our vertical of Marketing Tech, Retail Tech, and Digitally Native Vertical Brands. The Brandery is a SILVER-tier accelerator in the U.S. as ranked by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project.

Deal Terms & Perks

  • $20,000 cash investment in exchange for 6-7% common stock equity.
  • $80,000 of guaranteed follow-on capital from The Brandery (uncapped convertible note).
  • Access to staff interns (development, design, marketing, social media, journalism, business development, sales and more).
  • $1M+ in deals and perks from vendors like SoftLayer, Rackspace, Amazon, PayPal, Zendesk and Microsoft.
  • Support from The Brandery team and network of alumni and mentors.

Global Accelerator Network

The Batchery is a member of the GAN, an invite-only community of the world’s most respected organizations that provide startups with the best resources to create and grow their businesses, wherever they are.

Startups accepted into a GAN accelerator have access to a variety of exclusive perks including over $1M worth of free services, introductions to a network of investors and access to soft landing spaces worldwide.

Everyone is encouraged to apply!

The team is the #1 factor. The accelerator is looking for complete and formidable teams.

You can be from anywhere, but:

  • The Brandery is an intensive program, and you are required to be full-time, in residence at The Brandery for the duration of the program.
  • The Brandery takes place at Union Hall, 1311 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
  • Each program is 12 weeks long and intensive.
  • It invests in five verticals: Digitally Native Vertical Brands, CPG, Marketing Tech, Retail Tech, and Ad Tech.

Interested in applying for The Brandery 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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