Silicon Valley’s leading Zoom-native startup accelerator.
“The support we received in the 4thly accelerator was amazing. It felt as if everyone in the 4thly ecosystem — leadership, colleagues, advisors, and even the frequent guest speakers — were all on our team and in our corner helping us to be successful.” – EdTech Founder, Silicon Valley
Female Founder Program
January 25 through March 6, 2021
This program is designed specifically for women-led startups. Conducted live via Zoom, the 4thly Accelerator gets your startup to the next level through an intensive 6-week experience. The program is a unique mix of lectures with assignments, plus intensive group collaboration with the other entrepreneurs in the cohort, plus 1:1 coaching from the 4thly team.
The guest speakers are successful women ranging from Silicon Valley venture capitalists to London CEOs, and include topics specific to issues facing women in the world of business and entrepreneurship.
The program culminates in a “Demo Day”, where participants pitch in front of an audience that includes Silicon Valley venture capitalists, women-focused investment funds, and others. This program is limited to only 10 startups, in order to maximize the intensive collaboration.
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.
No travel required.
Since the program is via Zoom, there is no travel required, so that you continue to focus on your business and other obligations while you participate in the accelerator.
You get a full team.
The program is led by Silicon Valley expert Bret Waters, based on his experience as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and his work at Stanford University. The 4thly CTO becomes your technical co-founder during the program, the 4thly Project Manager helps you to stay on track and get the resources you need. Plus, an amazing array of guest speakers share knowledge and provide actionable insights.
You will have Zoom meetings 3x/week with the entire group, plus 1:1 meetings with Bret and his team of experts. This mix of group collaboration plus 1:1 coaching is part of what makes the 4thly experience unique.
Cross-pollination is the secret sauce.
The greatest value you get from the program may be from interaction with the other participants. We carefully select participants who we believe will add to the experience for all.
Not just for tech startups.
We always try to admit a balanced cohort consisting of entrepreneurs in many different geographies and sectors.
Demo Day with investors
“The 4thly accelerator sessions were informative, interactive and thought provoking- a real highlight each week. The generosity of the 4thly team with their time, advice and assistance was amazing”
– Fintech Founder, NYC
“We had been working on our startup for some time, and were nearly ready to launch. But the two months we spent in the 4thly Accelerator, immersed on Zoom with the amazing 4thly team and the other participants, got us over the finish line. We now feel truly prepared for launch, and our startup is ready for success”.
– Consumer Products Founder, Silicon Valley
“Being a part of the 4thly Accelerator was a truly insightful experience, with all things startup! We learned a great deal from the 4thly team, the guest coaches and a diverse cohort of extremely smart startup founders. I highly recommend it for startups looking for structured accelerated growth.” –
– SaaS Founder, Dallas
“Participating in 4thly was motivating, challenging and just what I needed to move my business forward. I had moments of discomfort, but the camaraderie built confidence and I felt like I had an extended team always there for me.
– Marketplace Founder, Silicon Valley