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6-Week Pre-Acceleration Program

The Beta Pre-acceleration program aims to help early-stage founders gain entry into North America's Top 30 incubators, including Y Combinator, Techstars, etc. 

Incubation Support: Within 6 weeks, we will guide you in mastering essential startup skills, launching your MVP, finding your first customer, and establishing investor relations, among other things.

Fundraise Support: Once you launch your MVP and are ready to fund your company, we will work together with teams to leverage our network of over 200 US investors to secure your first $1M investment.

Cohort 4 is now accepting applications for its scheduled start on August 1st. Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications at the earliest opportunity. The selection process will be highly competitive.

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Our Target Founders

Can I apply if...

my project has no revenue?


I don’t have a co-founder or a team?


my product is not fully developed yet?


my project already has funding and users?


Our program is suitable for all founders with great ideas, whether you’re at the Pre-seed to Seed stages, just starting to explore ideas, or looking to learn about entrepreneurship.

Gain Skills

Gain Skills — 6-Week Entrepreneurship Training

In 6 weeks, you will learn essential knowledge as a founder, including how to build and continuously iterate an MVP, design business models, find and validate markets, and enhance pitch skills, among other topics.

Every week, our advisors, including those who have participated in YC and other top-tier accelerator programs, will share their insights based on the weekly topics, providing comprehensive entrepreneurial analysis from the perspectives of investors and successful entrepreneurs.

Week 2

Week 1

Week 3

Product Market Fit

Startup Fundamentals

User Growth

Week 6

Week 5

Week 4


Prepare for Fundraising

Revenue Growth

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Find Advisors — Find the Best Entrepreneurial Advisors

Beta University is dedicated to providing comprehensive entrepreneurial guides and quality resources for early-stage entrepreneurs in North America. Beta's ecosystem contains over 80 experienced adviors from different sectors. 


Zack Kass

Head of GTM @OpenAI

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Yaniv Markovski

Head of AI Specialist @OpenAI

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Pieter Abbeel

Co-founder @Covariant AI / Director at UC Berkeley AI Lab

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Bill Jia

Senior VP @Meta

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Renne Yao

Ecosystem Business Development @NVIDIA

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Wei Guo

Founder @Uphonest Capital

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Jim McKelvey

Co-Founder @Square

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Kenneth Stanley

Research Science Manager @OpenAI

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Carmen Li

Head of GTM @Bloomberg

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Eric Migicovsky

Partner @YC

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Yevgen Chebotar

Senior Research Scientist @Google

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Richard Socher

CEO & Founder

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Sanchan S Saxena

ex-VP @Coinbase

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And more...

80+ advisors at Beta

Ecosystem Partner

We've teamed up with top service providers in the startup ecosystem, empowering founders with essential resources for success. This alliance streamlines operations, allowing entrepreneurs to channel their energies towards innovation and growth.

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Investor Network

Investor Network

We will organize events in collaboration with our partner investors to give founders valuable exposure and opportunities to start building their networks. We highly encourage you to take advantage of these events by registering early to secure your spot. It's a great way to connect with potential investors and expand your entrepreneurial journey.

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Our Success So Far

To date, Beta has successfully assisted over 50 teams in entering top-tier incubators such as Y Combinator, Techstars, 500 Global, etc. Some outstanding projects include:

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Backed by Y Combinator

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Backed by Resolute Ventures, Y Combinator

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LF Intelligent

Backed by IMO Ventures, XVC Fund II, Hunter Ventures, Welight Capital

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Backed by Y Combinator

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Backed by Zhenfund

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Backed by Greycroft, BDMI, UTA VC, Touch Venture, The House Fund, Rackhouse Ventures

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Backed by A16Z

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Backed by Uphonest Capital, QF Capital

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And more...

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Cognition IP

Backed by Y Combinator

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Backed by NEA, Y Combinator

Q & A


How much does Beta University cost? 

Participation is completely free. We only require a $500 refundable deposit to secure your commitment, which will be returned upon meeting all program requirements.


How much time will I need to commit?

Teams are expected to submit a weekly project update report (which takes about 5-10 minutes to complete). 


Can I apply if I don’t have an idea for a product? 

Absolutely! We will guide you through mastering foundational skills to get started in this field and explore methods for generating innovative ideas.


What is the application process? When will I hear from you?

You can apply by clicking the button below. Successful applicants will receive an email invitation to complete the registration.

If you are not accepted - please stay connected with us on social media and apply again for the next cohort!


Is Beta University in-person or remote?

The program is entirely remote, with all live sessions conducted via Zoom. However, we organize in-person events in the Bay Area that we encourage you to attend.

Ready to start the journey?
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