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6-month seed accelerator for early-stage, growth-driven companies

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Scratchpad Accelerator's mission is to provide full-time support to help female-founded companies scale quickly while building a vibrant mentor network and increased visibility among investors; in Maine and across the country.


Women face many challenges balancing home and work when running a scalable, investment-oriented company.  Scratchpad focuses on strengthening the business while mentoring you on constructive ways to balance your personal responsibilities.  The accelerator is housed within CoVort, a vibrant coworking community consisting of entrepreneurs, digital nomads, and professional service providers.  This community is a space where members help each other out, solve problems and make connections.  Scratchpad will leverage the power of the community in meaningful ways by not only increasing your professional skills but your personal connections and friendships.


Key features of the Scratchpad's 6-month program include:

  • Active connections to the right mentors at the right time as needed by the companies 

  • Access to Global Accelerator Network resources, including up to $1M in perks and discounts 

  • Access to help from a curated set of undergraduate and graduate students to add capacity to the companies 

  • Membership at CoVort for 6 months 

  • On-sight intensive orientation including team building and in-depth assessment

  • 2.5 days of on-site work each week; including weekly goal-setting meetings and structured learning sessions focused on key organizational needs to help build capacity and capability 

  • Monthly check-ins with at least one investor to assess and assist the company 

  • Bi-weekly Founders Dinners 

  • Public Demo Day

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