We support overlooked founders in building venture-backed startups

At the earliest stages of company-building, we provide meaningful funding, personalized support, and access to amazing networks to help our founders build high-growth startups.

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Our Programs

In any of our programs, you'll get access to our amazing community and comprehensive hands-on support to help you hit your startup’s next milestone, whether you’re building from scratch or looking to scale

14

weeks fully dedicated to company building

$175k

in possible investment from Visible Hands

35

Companies per cohort

20

Weeks

$10k

Non-Dilutive Capital

20

Founders

Our 2021 Accelerator Cohort

When we opened applications for the Visible Hands Accelerator, over 900 people from 40 countries applied. From that exceptional pool, we selected our incredible inaugural cohort.

Meet our Visionaries

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Our inaugural cohort is composed of incredible founders from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. They came together in the fall of 2021 to build and scale their companies with Visible Hands.

Who are we looking for?

Visible Hands is focused on bringing together exceptional underrepresented founders from across the U.S. to build venture-backed companies.

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Underrepresented Identities

We are focused on investing in women, non-binary people, and Black, Latinx, and Indigenous American people.

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Exceptional Founders

If you are passionate about a problem and know that you are the right person to solve it, we want to work with you.

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Proven Skills & Deep Insights

We are seeking builders, technologists, industry experts, and community leaders who are ready to jump in and get building.

The Visible Hands Ecosystem

You will gain lifetime access to our diverse national network of 500+ industry experts, successful entrepreneurs, and experienced investors who will support you in developing your idea and building your business.

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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Jeff Bussgang
General Partner and Co-Founder, Flybridge Capital Partners
Senior Lecturer, HBS
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“Being a founder is hard, that much is true. But it’s so much easier with a community.”
Deborah Bial
President and Founder, Posse Foundation
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Adam Messinger
Former CTO, Twitter | Technical Advisor, Ambassador Labs
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Marcus Hollon
Principal, Black Capital
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Robyn Glaser
SVP, Business Affairs, The Kraft Group
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Michael Kumin
Managing Partner, Great Hill Partners
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Greg Gottesman
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Pioneer Square Labs
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Corey Thomas
President and CEO, Rapid7
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“Many of us know what it’s like to be the ‘only one in the room,’ so we’re here for you.”
La Mer Walker
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Valence Community
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Cait Brumme
SVP, MassChallenge
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Ariel Solomon
Sr. Manager, Business Transformation & Analytics, Tesla
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Bob Mason
Former CTO, Brightcove | Managing Partner, Argon Ventures
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We believe in you, early and passionately.

Our next accelerator will run from September 12 - December 16, 2022.

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upcoming events

Learn more at one of our events.

Accelerator Info Session and Q&A

Apr 12, 2022

3:00 pm

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3:45 pm

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Accelerator Info Session and Q&A

Apr 19, 2022

4:00 pm

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4:45 pm

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Accelerator Info Session and Q&A

Apr 27, 2022

12:00 pm

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