Everything you need to know about our programmes.
What do you do at SuperCharger Ventures?
You can find a full list of our activities here.
When is the application deadline? When will you get back to us on the status of the application?
The next application deadline is not yet confirmed, but it will most likely be towards the end of November. We typically revert back to startups around 3 weeks after the deadline.
What are the dates for the next cohort?
The exact dates are not set in stone yet but the Cohort 4.0 will be between January and April 2022.
How do we choose which startups we take into our accelerator?
We choose startups that are typically between Seed and Series A and are looking at international expansion within Europe, Middle East, and Asia.
Therefore, they've already validated market fit and are looking to expand overseas via our network or our expertise.
We will happily work with companies that are outside of this range. We've worked with companies in the Pre-Seed stage but also Series-B+ earning over $5m in revenue and over 30 employees.
We have a more detailed view of how we choose startups and whether you're the right fit here.
How do we apply for the accelerator programme?
Apply online for our next cohort. We have 3 accelerator cohorts every year.
What are the terms of the accelerator?
Between Seed and Series A - we ask for 2-3% equity. At this stage, we are not investing and we are looking at investing from Q3/Q4 2022.
The commercial discussions typically happen during the due diligence phase.
How do you operate the accelerator?
We are running cohorts remotely, therefore, office hours, workshops, demo days, and other activities all take place over video conferencing, as well as our platform on Circle.so.
I'm a solo founder, will I be penalised?
No, you won't. Our scoring criteria does look at the team's credentials, but we do not score part of this on the basis of you being a solo founder or not. That said, we know how difficult it is to run a one-person startup and it's advisable to seek a co-founder.
I wasn't accepted into the accelerator, what's next?
There's a host of reasons why we don't accept companies into the accelerator. Many great applicants, as weirdly as it may sound, might be outside of our comfort zone to deliver value. We have a firm criterion to not only accept great companies within our cohorts, but it's equally if not more important to be able to help companies.
You can seek to apply for the next cohort as it also always us to compare your growth between the applications.
Either way, founders will be eligible to join our Slack community dedicated for founders supporting founders. Invites are sent via email.
The Fellowship FAQs
What are the dates for the next programme?
The exact dates are not set in stone yet but we will be launching the programme in January 2022. However, we are running the private beta until the end of 2021.
How do we choose which startups we take into The Fellowship?
We choose startups that are typically between Pre-Seed to Pre-Series A.
Therefore, they're currently in a position where they are finding product market fit or are close to achieving it.
The main criterion for the Fellowship is the willingness of founders and teams to want to improve their operational capabilities, team chemistry, and product.
We have a more detailed view of the programme and how we choose startups here.
How much does the programme cost? What is expected of me as a founder?
The yearly programme costs $5,000 per year which includes the 1-to-1 support from associates within SuperCharger Ventures and office hours with the founders.
After 1 year, there is the option to be a part of the network where you can still access the workshops and events, perks and discounts, and the network for $1,000 per year. Therefore, the 1-to-1 support from SuperCharger Ventures is excluded.
As a founder, we expect a minimum of 2 hours of commitment per week with up to a maximum of 4 hours per week. 2 hours per week is dedicated to workshops and the remaining time is split between 1-to-1 or 1-to-team sessions.
General Application Questions
Do I need to be a full-time founder to be selected for one of your programmes?
Yes, our programmes are exclusively for people that are full-time founders.
I've started the TypeForm, can I close it?
As long as you complete the form within 14 days and you do not clear your browser cookies, you will be able to close the TypeForm as your answers will be kept in your browser's local storage.
We have submitted an application but need to change something
Your application enters our review process once you submit, so typically we do not take into account editing. If something material to the company has changed - like a cofounder leaving - please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We can see if our application was submitted? How do I find it?
Every application submitted through TypeForm will have a confirmation email sent to the email you used to submit an application to. If you are unable to see the email, please check the spam folder.
If you don't see it, then please email us at email@example.com
Will you sign an NDA?
No, we don't sign NDAs, however, we informal commit to keeping your information private unless there are reasons to do so. For example, you're looking to fundraise and we are contacting relevant investors to arrange meetings on your behalf.
Do you accept late applications?
We only consider late applications if there are reasonable circumstances to do so. For example, you found out about the application 24 hours before the deadline.
How did you come up with SuperCharger Ventures?
SuperCharger Ventures was born out of SuperCharger FinTech which was the leading FinTech Accelerator based out of Hong Kong and Malaysia between 2016-2019. Its purpose was to develop the FinTech ecosystem within South East Asia and acted as a key player in the startup ecosystem,
With the event of COVID-19, amongst other trends, it was evident that the EdTech ecosystem resembled the FinTech ecosystem in 2016. Therefore, the pivot was made to move into EdTech and help build the EdTech ecosystem both in Europe and SouthEast Asia.
The name SuperCharger was actually conceived during a conference where Janos, the original founder of SuperCharger Ventures, needed a battery pack to charge his phone before making a speech. He needed a battery pack to "Supercharge" his phone and so SuperCharger was born.
What is the mission of SuperCharger Ventures?
Our mission is to support founders within EdTech by being the number 1 EdTech Accelerator globally.