Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the tuition cost of the Breakthrough Accelerator?
A. Total Tuition for fall 2020 cohort is $5000.
Spring Cohort 2021 Tuition is $5995 per business and $500 for each additional team member up to 5 total from your business
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 coaching start?
A. Coaching 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. Applicants also have the option to continue coaching and not receive a refund.
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 coaching. A deposit will not be refunded if you took advantage of the additional leadership academy training, as BA covers the cost of that training and it is not refundable once you have taken any part of the course.
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 Boston Breakthrough Academy to offer students additional leadership training for the price of our tuition. If you have not done any qualifying personal development work, you can take the BBA course for free, as part of your BA tuition. 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, they must also have leadership training.
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 first cohort are:
October 30 – November 1, 2020 (virtual weekend)
December 18-20, 2020 (virtual weekend)
February 26-28, 2021
Dates for second cohort are:
April 23-25, 2021
June 25-27, 2021
August 20-22, 2021
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.
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.