Jim Schwoebel is one of the folks behind an accelerator based in Atlanta focusing exclusively on neuroscience startups called NeuroLaunch. In fact, as best they and we know they are the only accelerator focused on this niche.
The program includes standard fare for accelerators including a 90 day regimen of meetings with mentors and as much product validation work as they can fit into the time. This all culminates with a demo day designed to attract follow-on investors. Companies in the program receive seed capital ranging from $20K to $100K.
The startups in the 1st round of the program include:
Here is some data from the group’s first round of startups:
- 60 applications from over 10 states and 7 countries. 6 companies were admitted.
- 30 guest speakers and 10 tours throughout Atlanta.
- 100+ mentors recruited.
- As of the creation of their post-demo day analysis report NeuroLaunch companies had raised $3.35M.
- 22 posters were presented at the inaugural Investor Demo Day (February 3rd, 2015), 13 which are from outside of Atlanta. Combined with the 6 neuroscience startups in the program, this was the largest single gathering of neuroscience startups and investors ever.
NeuroLaunch is accepting applications for their summer program through 4/30. You can apply HERE.
If you would like more interest in NeuroLaunch including participation as a sponsor you can reach them through THIS FORM.