November 23, 2016

What is HyperAccelerator?

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The HyperAccelerator is a unique program designed for companies who are seeking to become venture capital ready.  The program is mentor-driven and is based on a powerful combination of content and hands-on development of the key strategic elements that venture capital and angel investors are looking for.  The HyperAccelerator strengthens companies by helping them to answer the hard questions that will come up in Due Diligence so that the company is able to clearly articulate its vision, value proposition and strategies.  The program ends with a Demo Day for investors to have an opportunity to invest in the most promising companies.

Many accelerators focus on building technology and coding during the program.  We’re focused on doing the hard work of preparing fast growth companies for investment to propel them to the next level.

We don’t believe in old-school business plans, but graduates of the HyperAccelerator do come out with written and defensible documents that comprise what a fast paced, nimble, innovative company needs to share with investors and bring them on board.  Many programs don’t offer these things and leave participants empty handed and feeling helpless in answering investor questions.


RVC HyperAccelerator 12 Week Accelerators
Duration 6 Days

12 Weeks

Required to be on-site for three months  redx  greencheck
Demo Day greencheck  greencheck
Multiple Mentors  greencheck  greencheck
Product/Market Fit  greencheck  greencheck
Pitch Development  greencheck  greencheck
Exit Strategy Canvas  greencheck  redx
Five Valuation Methods  greencheck  redx
Completed Term Sheet  greencheck  redx
Strategic Plan  greencheck  redx
Believable Proforma Developed  greencheck  redx
Complete Capital Strategy  greencheck  redx
Small $2995 Fee  greencheck  redx
Capital investment by Accelerator $20-125K  redx  greencheck
Takes 6-10% Equity from companies  redx  greencheck


Don’t get us wrong – we like twelve week accelerators!  They’re our friends and we mentor in their programs and encourage RVC investors to participate in all local demo days.  They’re just not for everyone.  Think of the HyperAccelerator as “The Thirteenth Week”.  We fill in the gaps left by most accelerators in a fraction of the time.

The HyperAccelerator is our answer to the problem many companies face when choosing accelerators. i.e. are you prepared to move your company to another city for twelve weeks and give up 6-10% of your equity in order to participate in an accelerator?  The HyperAccelerator program is offered by the Rockies Venture Institute, a 501C3 non-profit and it charges a small fee to cover the costs of the program, but lets companies keep all of their equity.  Additionally, it’s designed so that out of state participants can come to Denver for a week and return to work after the program without having to worry about housing, being apart from families or other strategic challenges – it’s like going on a super-intense vacation for a week!

Communities, corporate sponsors and economic development organizations can organize local HyperAccelerators in order to jump start local investment in startups within their communities.  Rockies Venture Institute offers an Angel Accelerator program that provides hands-on learning for High Net Worth individuals so that they can become active accredited investors (angel investors) and support their local communities while earning market-beating returns.  Contact us for licensing and live delivery options for the HyperAccelerator and Angel Accelerators for your community.