virtual accelerator for
Taiwanese American entrepreneurs
July 19, 2021 - August 13, 2021
Applications have closed, but you can sign up for our program updates & newsletter!
Inspire. Educate. Accelerate
Personalized, 1:1 Mentorship
Work with dedicated coaches and mentors who will help you and your team grow as leaders and innovators.
Join a supportive members-only network of Taiwanese American entrepreneurs and leaders dedicated to supporting each other.
Programming Designed for You
Learn from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who will share approaches, frameworks, and strategies specific to helping your business get to the next level.
Win up to $15,000 with no strings attached.
Join our online community to meet this year's mentors
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join the program?
What is the cost to enter the program?
What is the time commitment?
SPARK Accel is a 4-week program that runs between July 19 and August 13. Most programming will take place after standard 9AM-5PM EST work hours during the weekdays.
What are the important dates?
May 12, 2021 : Applications open
June 12, 2021 : Applications are due
July 10, 2021 : Finalists are selected after application evaluation and interviews
July 19, 2021 - August 13, 2021 : 4-week virtual accelerator program
August 16, 2021 - August 19, 2021 : Virtual pitch judging
August 20, 2021 : SPARK Accel Awards
Who is eligible to apply?
At least one member of the founding team is Taiwanese American or of Taiwanese descent
Based in the U.S. with signs of traction (e.g., users, sales, product, partnerships)
Early stage company that has not received institutional investor funding
What are the mentor's responsibilities?
Speak in a fireside chat or panel about your expertise and everything in between
Host office hours for finalists and answer as many questions as you can
Judge the pitch competition
How can I volunteer as a mentor?
We’re always looking for excited mentors who would like to pay it forward and contribute to this community. You can fill out a short mentor survey HERE and the team will get back to you.
I'm interested in sponsoring/donating, what are my next steps?
SPARK Accel is completely run by volunteers. All donations will be used to cover operational costs and be used as prize money for applicants. Donations are 100% tax deductible. Check our Donate Page for more details. We greatly appreciate your support!
I’d like to join the SPARK Accel volunteer team, how can I do that?
We’re always looking for excited and dedicated volunteers to join our team. If you’d like to join, check our Team page for openings or send us a note at email@example.com.