A Betaworks Accelerator Program for Tools for Thinking
THINKCamp is our Fall 2022 Camp program aimed at pre-seed companies and products building in the Tools for Thinking space. We're excited to bring together a cohort of 8-10 early companies who want to learn, build, and grow alongside one another for 10 weeks from mid September to late November, at Betaworks' office in New York City.
Participants will receive 1-on-1 mentorship time; tailored programming, events, and activities; collaborative opportunities with other cohort companies and builders in our network, and an investment of $250k from Betaworks Ventures. Applications are open now and will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the deadline of 8/26/22. Companies will be notified of their status by 8/31/22, and will receive their investment prior to camp commencing.
If you're an early stage founder who's interested in knowledge graphs, NLP & semantic machine learning, mind-mapping, decentralized/community collaboration, or anything broadly in the Tools for Thinking space, we want to hear from you! Applications are open - let's go camping in the frontiers of software!
THINKCamp is focused on accelerating pre-seed stage companies building Tools for Thinking.
THINKCamp will run from mid September to late November.
THINKCamp will be 10 weeks long.
We'll be selecting a cohort of 8-10 companies.
THINKCamp will be a hybrid experience, with the first and last weeks taking place at Betaworks' offices in New York City. Companies can participate remotely for the interim weeks, or work out of our offices for that period.
Betaworks Ventures will invest $250k on an uncapped SAFE note with a 25% discount, in exchange for a 7% common equity stake in the company. We will be linked example docs here shortly.
We don't charge for THINKCamp. Your only expense would be travel to/from NYC.
Fast! Fill out the application above with any relevant materials (demo/beta/links/deck/etc) and we'll review your application. We'll set up a maximum of 2 meetings for you to talk with our team, and give you a decision after that.
It's not required, but having something to show like a demo or beta or figma is highly encouraged.
For any other questions, feel free to send a note to email@example.com
Betaworks Camp is a thematic investment and in-residence program for startups building in frontier technologies.
Each camp consists of three months “in-residence” at Betaworks to help early stage companies with product development, platform strategy, data science, branding, and fundraising. Entrepreneurs have access to the Betaworks team, its network and to a carefully curated group of industry leaders to assist with both general company-building needs and with topics specific to each theme. Each camp company receives pre-seed funding of $200k.
Past camp themes have included fix the internet, live, audio, computer vision, synthetic media, and botcamp.