We are thrilled to announce the companies selected for Graham & Walker’s Accelerator Cohort 4 starting this week! Six companies were selected to participate in our high-impact, highly personalized fundraising program, through which they’ll meet with hundreds of mentors and investors over the next six weeks. Companies admitted into the program will also receive a $50,000 investment from the Graham & Walker Venture Fund.
“We are focused on helping founders master storytelling, build confidence, and develop the right relationships. Because fundraising doesn’t actually happen from a polished onstage performance – it happens behind the scenes, one email, call, meeting and pitch at a time” said Leslie Feinzaig, Founder & Managing Director of Graham & Walker.
This year, the traditional “Ready Set Raise” program was split into two: an educational bootcamp, and a personalized fundraising and coaching program. “It is our goal to make the best-in-class curriculum we have developed over the last three years of this program be accessible to a larger portion of our community, while keeping the accelerator intimate and impactful. We piloted our idea with 20 companies, which were selected from hundreds of applicants, over 3 weeks last December to great success.” added Feinzaig. The current accelerator cohort companies were handpicked from this class.
Over the next 6 weeks, these founders will focus on strengthening their team, refining their fundraising strategy and getting pitch ready with the support of our specially selected mentors, high value partners and the G&W leadership team.
“Supporting great companies through acceleration, investment, and opportunity is at the core of Graham & Walker’s mission. In order to effect change in the public markets within the next twenty years, we need great companies to start & get funded today. That work begins for these amazing founders now!” Said Rohre Titcomb, COO, Graham & Walker.
Congratulations to our Cohort 4 companies:
- Bilin Academy | CEO Huayi He, Chicago, IL
- Blink Date Inc. | CEO Taly Matiteyahu, Los Angeles, CA
- LocalAway | CEO Julia Peter, Redwood City, CA
- Obánj | CEO Melissa Kiguwa, Scottsdale, AZ
- OpenField | CEO Arianna Trujillo-Wesler, Seattle. WA
- Sayso.ai | CEO Ganna Tymko, San Francisco, CA
Join us for Demo Night and Closing party on March 3rd 2022 to celebrate these Rockstar founders and their amazing companies.
Thank you to our partners