TiE Atlanta Angels is excited to kick off its 2023 ACCESS program, the entrepreneurship program that is bridging the mentoring and investment gap for underrepresented founders.
While women- and minority-owned companies are trailblazing the entrepreneurship scene, access to capital, mentoring, and the right network remain as barriers. ACCESS aims to set the stage for founders to present their product or service to established angel investors from TiE chapters.
Additionally, ACCESS awards female and/or minority founders whose ventures deliver measurable positive change(s) that address a pressing social challenge/need with one-time non-dilutive Social Impact Grants.
If you’d like to be involved with ACCESS as a sponsor, mentor or investor, complete this form and the TiE ACCESS team will be in touch.
February 20: Online Application opens.
May 1: Online Application deadline (applications are closed).
May 15: Semi-Finalists Chosen, Request for Additional Due Diligence.
June 6 at 5 PM: Finalists & Mentors Announced (calendar invites sent by 6/2/23).
July 29: ACCESS Mock Round.
August 9: ACCESS Happy Hour.
August 19: ACCESS Investor Showcase.
To qualify, companies must meet the following criteria:
Investments – subject to invest-ability due diligence to be finalized post the showcase event on 19-Aug.
FIRST PLACE – Up to $150,000 & opportunity to present at TiECON Atlanta 2023
SECOND PLACE – Up to $100,000
THIRD PLACE – Up to $75,000
All finalist companies will receive: Three (3) months’ of mentorship from two experienced entrepreneurs or executives; Two (2) tickets to TiECON Atlanta 2023 on September 14, 2023; One (1) year of TiE Atlanta membership for up to 2 co-founders.
The top female-led company will also be offered a slot to represent TiE Atlanta at the TiE Women’s global pitch competition at the TiE Global Summit in Q4 in Singapore.
Disclaimer : TiE ACCESS reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to alter any aspect of the program guidelines in keeping with the mission to foster entrepreneurship.
There are many ways individuals and organizations can get involved with ACCESS.
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Meet the 2022 ACCESS finalists! These startups have applied and met the following criteria to be a part of the 2022 ACCESS cohort!
Now, these founders will go through mentoring for two months with assigned business leaders who will help them prepare from the ACCESS Investor Showcase on August 13, 2022. The founders will vie for investments and social grants towards their businesses.
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ACCESS’ power is through its mentors. Each finalist company has assigned mentors to help them get ready to pitch for the Investor Showcase.
The following corporations, municipalities, and organizations are also partnering with ACCESS to provide more opportunities and access to resources to founders.