Memphis Crucible Pre-Accelerator Program
Local & National News | July 17, 2023
Discover the Memphis Crucible pre-accelerator program, a collaboration between Alchemist Accelerator and Epicenter, designed to support and grow early-stage startups in Memphis.

Memphis is fostering a thriving startup ecosystem with the launch of the Memphis Crucible pre-accelerator program. This initiative is a collaboration between Alchemist Accelerator and Epicenter, aiming to support early-stage startups and streamline their admission to Alchemist's high-profile, six-month accelerator.

A Partnership for Growth

Alchemist Accelerator, a venture-backed initiative focused on accelerating the development of early-stage ventures, has partnered with Epicenter, an organization committed to building a vibrant, inclusive economy through entrepreneurship in Memphis. The Memphis Crucible pre-accelerator program is designed to prepare startups for successful application to Alchemist's Memphis Hub, offering them access to valuable resources and support for growth.

Program Structure and Benefits

The Memphis Crucible pre-accelerator program consists of five bi-weekly 90-minute sessions with a designated coach over the course of eight weeks. Alchemist's coaches are experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors who can provide valuable guidance and insights to startups. The program is offered at no cost and without requiring equity, making it an attractive opportunity for Memphis entrepreneurs.

A Boost for the Memphis Startup Ecosystem

The launch of the Memphis Crucible pre-accelerator program is a significant step towards fostering a vibrant startup ecosystem in the city. By providing early-stage startups with access to resources, mentorship, and a structured path to fundraising and customer traction, the program aims to boost the growth and success of Memphis-based startups and contribute to the city's economic development.

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