ScaleUp Program

Endeavor Miami’s ScaleUp Program is a four-month acceleration program designed to support startups with high-impact potential in the Florida ecosystem to scale.

 

ScaleUp Program is a four-month acceleration program designed to support startups with high-impact potential in the Florida ecosystem to scale.

Scale-ups – companies at least three years old with a minimum of 20% CAGR – are important to the development of an economy because once they hit moderate scale or greater, they generate 80% of jobs in Miami. However, 99% of startups in Miami die before reaching 5 years of operation. Therefore, it’s crucial to bridge the gap between start-up to scale-up with support that actually helps companies scale.

COVID-19 MESSAGE

Due to the current global pandemic, our program will kick-off in virtual form. Terms and conditions of the program still apply. The program will follow government regulations and will resume its original intended form once restrictions are lifted.
The content has been adapted to include “Crisis Management” and prepare Cohort Two participants to deal with the aftermath of COVID-19.

Here’s what differentiates us from other accelerators:

  • Endeavor Methodology: Endeavor’s unique methodology places focus on scale and mentorship at the center of all discussions.
  • Peer-to-Peer Support: We believe that entrepreneurs learn the most from each other, therefore sessions are built to promote honest conversation and knowledge exchange.
  • Multiplier Effect: We help companies become part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in South Florida by making key connections and introductions. 
  • No Equity: Unlike other accelerator programs in the market, Endeavor Miami does not take equity.

This is what you can expect from the program:

  • Cohort Retreat: Participants will get to connect with each other in a full-day of forum style group activities.
  • Mentor Speed Dating: Participants will get to meet members of the Endeavor Miami Mentor Network as they search for their program godfather. 
  • Diagnostics & Road Map: Companies go through an assessment to identify key challenges to their scale and build a road map to be executed during the program.
  • Group Sessions: Participants will attend a total of 10 half-day, in-person group sessions in which they will be taught technical subjects by Endeavor Mentors and learn best practices from successful entrepreneurs, amongst other activities.
  • Dedicated Mentor: Participants will take part in 5 mentorship sessions with their program godfathers, who have helped other entrepreneurs scale, to work through their road maps.
  • Demo Day: Participants will pitch to the Endeavor network at the end of the program during the annual ScaleUp Summit on September 25th.
  • Applications Open: March 9th
  • Applications Close: April 30th (*deadline extended due to COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Interviews: April 6th – May 15th (*conducted virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Selection Notification: May 18th
  • Launch Event: May 29th
  • Content Modules: June 30th – September 1st
  • Demo Day: September 25th
  • All industries are welcome to apply.
  • South Florida based companies.
  • Founders only.
  • Companies must be making between $1MM and $3MM in ARR (2019). (*flexible criteria due to COVID-19)
  • There must be at least 2 full time employees beyond the founders.

For Endeavor Miami’s support and volunteer network, participants agree to make a financial contribution of $4,000 per company for the duration of the program for two main reasons:

  1. We are a non-profit organization. For this reason, the viability of our initiatives is associated to financial donations by entrepreneurs who participate in our programs, including the ScaleUp Program.
  2. The contribution is a tool that guarantees the entrepreneur’s engagement throughout the program.

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Applications close on April 30th at 11:59PM EST.

Any questions email: scaleupmiami@endeavor.org