We are excited to invite you to the Demo Day for Class V of the Alchemist Accelerator!
We are showcasing the startups in our latest class to friends and investors. The Demo Day is the first time we will announce the companies publicly.
You can attend the Demo Day in person, or remotely via an invite-only video feed. The Demo Day will take place on January 23 at Citrix Executive Briefing Center, 4980 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA from
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Class V Demo's & Presentations
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Reception & Drinks
As you know, all our startups monetize from enterprises. Our program focuses heavily on customer development. This is a momentous day when our budding startups will be able to showcase all of their hard work for the first time publicly. It also marks the time when many will be officially open to institutional investors that want to explore things further.
The event is invite-only. If you cannot make it -- or would like us to extend an additional invitation to a person of the press or an investor whom you think would be a good fit -- email us back their email, or better yet, nominate a person of the press here and / or nominate an investor here.
ABOUT THE ALCHEMIST ACCELERATOR
The Alchemist Accelerator is a new venture-backed initiative focused on accelerating the development of seed-stage ventures that monetize from enterprises (not consumers). The accelerator’s primary screening criteria is on teams, with primacy placed on having distinctive technical co-founders. Born out of a 3-year entrepreneurship education outreach program started in the Harvard Club of San Francisco, the organization reaches 10,000 technical young alums / students of Ivy League caliber universities. The accelerator seeds 40 enterprise-monetizing ventures / year. Average investments are $28K.
The team behind the Accelerator includes Ravi Belani (Stanford Faculty, ex-Draper Fisher Jurvetson); Timothy Chou (former CEO, Oracle-on-Demand, Stanford Faculty); Kris Duggan (CEO, Badgeville, Top Sales Exec at Webex), Adam Pisoni (CTO & Co-Founder, Yammer [MSFT]), and Elaine Wherry (CXO, Meebo).
Techcrunch: Enterprise Startup Accelerator Gets Funding Boost From Cisco
BusinessWeek: Stanford’s Ravi Belani on the Alchemist Accelerator
Bloomberg: Stanford Instructor Launches Accelerator for Enterprise Startups
When & Where
The Alchemist Accelerator is a new venture-backed initiative focused on accelerating the development of seed-stage ventures that monetize from enterprises (not consumers). The accelerator’s primary screening criteria is on teams, with primacy placed on having distinctive technical co-founders. Born out of a 3-year entrepreneurship education outreach started in the Harvard Club of San Francisco, the organization reaches 10,000 technical young alums / students of Ivy League caliber universities. The accelerator seeds about 50 enterprise-monetizing ventures / year.
Funds that have invested in Alchemist companies include Alta, Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer, Citrix, Data Collective, Draper Associates, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Felicis Ventures, Founders Fund, Greylock Ventures, K9 Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Salesforce.com, Tugboat, True Ventures, US Venture Partners, and Voyager Capital. The full list can be found here.
Backers / Core Mentors in the Accelerator program include:
* Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
* Vinod Khosla, Founder and General Partner, Khosla Ventures
* Dafina Toncheva, General Partner, US Venture Partners
* Ashu Garg, General Partner, Foundation Capital
* Adam Pisoni, Co-Founder, Yammer (MSFT)
* Kris Duggan, Founding CEO, BetterWorks and Badgeville
* Timothy Chou, Stanford Faculty, Former CEO, Oracle-on-Demand; Author, The End of Software
* Ravi Belani, Stanford Faculty; Former VC, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
* Elaine Wherry, Co-Founder, Meebo (GOOG)