Frequently Asked Questions
What is the SixLab Accelerator program?
The SixLab Accelerator is a six month program to accelerate your path to a commercially viable product or service. We are focused on solving key pain points in the energy industry and look for startups that do the same.
Who is this program for? Who should apply?
This program is for startups in the pre-seed or seed stage of funding in the energy and climate tech industry. We also accept Beta programs.
How long is the program?
The SixLab Accelerator program is 22 weeks/6 months long and runs from June-November 2023.
When do applications open?
Thursday, November 17, 2022
What is the application deadline?
Applications are due Monday April 17, 2023
Where can I find the application?
Applications are now closed, but you can join our community to be notified when they open again.
What is the time commitment?
There is a weekly commitment of 2-4 hours with optional office hours over 18 weeks. The more you put into this program, the more you get out of it.
What topics does this program cover?
IP Strategy & Co-Development, Product & Engineering Roadmap, AI / ML, Ops Architectures, Integrated GTM & Revenue Strategy, Fundraising, Storytelling, Pitching, and more!
Will cohort participants receive investments?
We typically invest $50k-250k for a small equity stake, and fund the investment at the start of the program.
How many startups will be accepted into the program?
We don’t have a set number. We accept as many companies into a given year's cohort based on our capacity and investment budget.
What kind of success have startups had?
Multiple participants in our program have gone on to complete successful Series A funding rounds, and POCs with large corporations.
Can I participate as an international founder?
Yes, luckily this program is 100% remote and the same for founders in the US and abroad. Participants also have the opportunity to join us in the office in Austin with the SixLab and Studio X team.
I’ve participated in another accelerator, can I still apply?
Yes! We understand that some founders may be part of multiple programs, or want the benefits of our program in addition to programs previously completed.
I applied last year and I was denied. Can I apply again?
Yes, we strongly encourage it! We love to see the progress companies have made and it shows us you are ready for an accelerator.
Who are the mentors involved in this program?
Technical, financial, marketing, commercial experts and more. These mentors include SixLab and Studio X employees as well as non-SixLab affiliated experts.
What connections are there to external networks?
Cohort members are instantly connected to the SixLab community of past participants and mentors. Participants will also be connected to SixLab’s network of partners.
How will investors see my company?
At the end of the program, startups have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors in two different startup showcases.