The 4thly accelerator.

Conducted entirely via Zoom, the 4thly Accelerator brings the power of Silicon Valley to startups everywhere. View the Spring 2020 cohort.

You keep 100% of your equity.

Unlike most startup accelerators, we do not take equity. Instead you pay a simple program fee. We’re interested in your success, not taking your equity.

You set your goals.

As the cohort begins, you establish where you want your startup to be in 60 days. Our job is to help you make it happen.

Intensive collaboration, plus 1:1 coaching.

In addition to group meetings with all ten entrepreneurs in the cohort, you’ll have extensive 1:1 coaching with Bret Waters, plus a team of technologists, financial experts, and analysts.

Tangible Deliverables.
This accelerator program isn’t just about thinking; it’s about doing. By the end of 60 days, you will leave the program with a comprehensive financial model, a defined MVP, a full marketing plan, a fully-functioning company website, legal documents, competitive landscape analysis, a kick-ass pitch deck, and a ready-to-fund capital plan.

You get the Benefit of a Full Team.
You don’t just get Bret. A whole team will be available you, including technologists, a Silicon Valley attorney, marketing expert, financial analyst, and more.


The 4thly Accelerator is conducted via Zoom calls so that you continue to build you business, wherever you are in the world. We consider startups that fit the following profile:

  • Highly motivated founders who are either full-time on the enterprise or willing to go full-time when the time is right. Intention matters.
  • Performed at least some initial work to validate the product idea against market needs.
  • Can commit to spending at least 10 hours/week in effort for the next 60 days.
  • We have a strong preference for startups who are coming at the 4th Industrial Revolution with a social benefit intention.

Ready to launch a great startup and make a difference in the world? Let’s talk.

Apply now.

4thly supports entrepreneurs and innovators. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we deliver our expertise worldwide.