We deliver an in-person program structured in two phases.
Phase 1 runs for ~2.5 months and is focused on venture development. We strive to select and bring together a diverse group of exceptional people—from engineers to experienced business operators and serial entrepreneurs—so that you can find the right co-founder. The right founding team is what sets successful businesses apart from those that fail.
Besides finding a co-founder, the Antler team will provide guidance and coaching as you work to identify areas of opportunity, iterate on your ideas, conduct customer discovery and research, beta test as quickly as possible, and build your product roadmap and go-to-market strategy. During this time, we'll also organize meetings, social sessions, office hours, and speaker series with industry experts, coaches, and Antler advisors. Most importantly, you'll be surrounded by hand-selected founders to work alongside, brainstorming ideas, testing assumptions, sharing expertise, and building close bonds.
At the end of this phase, teams that have validated an idea will pitch to our Investment Committee. Successful teams will receive pre-seed funding from Antler and move to phase 2.
Phase 2 runs for ~3.5 months and founders get more done than what is possible on their own. We guide you through the process of incorporation, founder agreements, go to market, and more, so you can focus on building your business. We work with you to prepare your fundraising strategy and growth roadmap. This phase culminates with Demo Day, where you will have the opportunity to pitch to local and international investors.
As an Antler startup, you will remain a member of our global community where you will meet other founders from around the world and access our portfolio job boards, sign up to events, access our resource library, share learnings, and get support from other founders, advisors, and the Antler team.