Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the tuition cost of the Breakthrough Accelerator?
A. Total Tuition for Spring Cohort 2021 is $9995 per business and $500 for each additional team member up to 5 total from your business
OR $5995 + equity (between 1% – 5%)
Q. What if I’m interested in offering equity in my business for a reduced tuition?
A. Contact us here to discuss and negotiate terms.
Q. Am I required to pay the $1000 deposit when I apply?
A. No, a deposit is not required. However, with a deposit, applicants will receive coaching with a mentor. While a deposit is not required, it does show your level of commitment to the investors, and is considered in the selection and investment decisions.
Q. When does mentoring start?
A. Mentoring begins 2 months prior to the first weekend of the cohort you have applied to.
Q. What if I am not selected? Do I get my deposit back?
A. Yes, if you are not selected you are eligible to receive a full refund unless you have taken advantage of the mentoring service. If you work with a mentor you are eligible for a 50% refund of your deposit.
Q. What happens to my deposit if I withdraw my application?
A. If you withdraw your application, your deposit will be refunded, unless you have taken advantage of mentoring. In addition, a deposit will not be refunded if you purchased the package and attended the additional leadership academy training.
Q. Do I need to complete a leadership academy program or course in order to qualify for the accelerator?
A. Due to the style of our training, it will greatly impact your experience if you have graduated from a transformational leadership program. For this reason, we have partnered with leadership training academies to offer entrepreneurs in our program additional leadership training at a special rate. To purchase a package or for more information, schedule a call with a specialist. Please note that once you have started your leadership academy training, your deposit is no longer refundable even if you drop out of either or both trainings. If you have team members who would also like to attend, it is highly recommended that they also have leadership training.
Q. Can my anyone from my team also attend?
A. Your team may attend if they meet the following requirements:
– must have completed a leadership academy course
– must be an owner in the company
– must have access to financials
– must have decision making ability
– must pay additional $500 for the course
Q. Is investment in my company guaranteed by going through this course?
A. No. Investment is not guaranteed. The decision by the investors is made based on your performance in the course, and on pitch weekend.
Q. What time is the training?
A. Weekend trainings will start on Friday 7pm and end on Sunday approximately 8pm. Do not make other plans during training weekend.
Weekly training modules will be approximately 2 hours and dates will be decided on as a class.
Q. What are the dates of the training?
A. Dates for the next cohort are:
July 17, 2021 Bonus Training!
September 10-12, 2021
November 12-14, 2021
January 14-16, 2022
Q. How will the current pandemic affect the training?
A. We have chosen to conduct this course virtually, in the interest of protecting the safety and healthy of our students, staff, and all whom we are connected to in the world.
Q. Will a virtual experience be just as effective as in-person?
Absolutely! Many of our trainers are experienced in virtual training, and successfully conduct powerful experiences in a virtual environment covering a variety of topics. The feedback these trainers receive consistently is that the training is just as effective as in-person. We are confident that our trainers will deliver this same result in your experience. Our first cohort successfully graduated from a fully virtual experience.
Q. Can a Non-Profit Apply for the accelerator?
A. Yes, non-profit organizations can apply and qualify for the Breakthrough Accelerator. We provide education and information on the investment and grant opportunities available for non-profits as well.