StartupGO is an immersive startup pre-acceleration program in the San Francisco Bay Area. We customize programs for groups of 4 to 20 people that last 5-20 days. The program is run by startups experts who are investors and serial entrepreneurs that have raised tens of millions of dollars and had positive exits which include taking their company public.
Our unique content provides insights on what it takes for startups to succeed from some of the most well known industry leaders, such as entrepreneurs Keith Krach and Patrick Llewellyn who run billion dollar companies, famous venture capitalist Tim Draper and Sean Percival from 500 Startups.
We also have engaging content from a hundred other accelerator founders, advisors, startup mentors, successful entrepreneurs and talented consultants who support the startup ecosystem. Never before have such an incredible group of startups experts been compiled to give you advice in just one program.
Listen to the stories of those who succeeded and how they did it. No where else in the world is more than $10 billion annually invested in startups.
Expand your global professional contacts by meeting entrepreneurs, investors, marketing gurus, leadership experts, programmers and mentors.
Experience the synchronicity of the Bay Area. Jump into your entrepreneurial journey and become part of this international community!
StartupGO is partnered with StartupTV in the production of educational content from Silicon Valley experts. Together we spent 3 months full time interviewing 120 of the top movers and shakers in the San Francisco Bay Area and asked them to give us startup advice we could share with you and the world. The in depth interviews have never been seen anywhere else. This unique and engaging contact will help you gain insights into the cradle of startup civilization and learn how to make and raise your own booming startup baby.
Whew! If that wasn't enough of an all-star lineup for you, we have well over a hundred OTHER investors, accelerator founders, advisors, startup mentors, successful entrepreneurs and talented people who support the startup ecosystem. Never before have such an incredible group of startups experts been compiled together in one program. This is something you definitely don't want to miss so apply to the StartupGo Program TODAY!
View just a small SAMPLE of our videos by clicking on the topics below. You can watch the brief 2-3 minute videos on StartupTV for free and only through StartupGO's unique startup accelerator program will you be able to see the 20-30 minute versions which contain some of the most current and valuable advice for entrepreneurs today.
Tim Draper - King of the Hill (Sand Hill Road) - Founder and Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Keith Krach - CEO of Docusign ($1B valuation)
Sean Percival - Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Patrick Llewellyn - CEO at 99Designs ($.5B valuation)
Duncan Logan - Founder of super-success tech accelerator Rocketspace
Nicola Corzine - Deal Manager at Band of Angels
Prashant Shah - Managing Director TiE LaunchPad and prior with TiE Angels and Hummer Winblad Venture Firm
Cindy Padnos - Founder of Illuminate Ventures
Sharon Vosmek - CEO of Astia (a $1B tech accelerator)
Felipe Matos - COO of Start-Up Brasil
Mike Ajnsztajn - Founder of AceleraTech
Steve Blank - Master of Innovation - Serial Entrepreneur and author of The Four Steps to The Epiphany
Keith KrachCEO at DocuSign
Sean Percival Venture Partner at 500 startups
Tim Draper Venture Capitalist
Patrick Llewellyn CEO at 99designs
Dave McClure Partner at 500 Startups
Adam Marchick CEO at Kahuna
Duncan LoganCEO at RocketSpace
Nicola Corzine Angel Investor
Paul Graham Partner at Y Combinator
Mark Zawacki CEO at 650 Labs Business Accelerator
Sharon Vosmek CEO at Astia Business Accelerator
Prashant Shah Venture Capitalist
Cindy Padnos Venture Capitalist
Mike Ajnsztajn Founder at Aceleratech
Alfredo Coppola President at US Market Access
Steve Blank Master of Innovation
CEO at Open Garden Inc
Heidi Darling CEO at Songnote
"To breathe in the vibrant and innovative energy of San Francisco through the StartupGO beta program was one of the most remarkable experiences of my life and opened my mind towards entrepreneur possibilities I would have never considered before. My creative ideas for my business are now at a new level."- Cristiano Rocha, co-founder at SocialUp, Florianópolis, Brazil -
"The co-living / co-working space and mentoring from StartupGO Hans Bukow and Tiffany Bass Bukow were key to understanding the magic of the Bay Area and the startup ecosystem. The experience went far beyond accelerating my venture, it accelerated and improved my way of being not only as an entrepreneur but as a human being."- Leandro Oliveira, co-founder at SocialUp, Florianópolis, Brazil -
"After just three weeks in the incredible StartupGO program, the famous Silicon Valley was demystified and I felt empowered and alive with vibrant energy and thrilled to be invited as the co-founding Brazilian program partner for StartupGO and StartupTV. My life will never be the same again and I feel my possibilities for success are endless!"- Virgínia Rodrigues, Host and Producer of StartupTV, Porto Alegre, Brazil -
"The acceleration program was one of the best experiences I've ever had. Besides the excellent mentoring, experiencing Silicon Valley's reality made me break my personal paradigms that were holding me back. I overcame my fears and jumped boldly into pursuing my dreams as an entrepreneur and my company thrived as a result."- Matheus Anversa, co-founder at SocialUp, Florianópolis, Brazil -
"Traveling to the San Francisco Bay was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The unique StartupGO learning and living environment allowed me to grow as a person and as an entrepreneur. The positive changes and improvements in my business are partly the result of my immersive experience there. I highly recommend it! "- Deb Xavier, founder at Jogo de Damas, Porto Alegre, Brazil -
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. - Sheryl Sandberg
If you are an individual interested in joining one of our small group programs, you can apply to StartupGO now and you might just have the opportunity to rocket your business to success! Fill out our form with your pitch deck and a general description of your business idea and your team. Are you a solo entrepreneur willing to discover if your idea has potential? Apply as well! We will be in touch shortly to discuss more details with you.