Business Accelerator Application - Cohort 10 (Aug 2018-Nov 2018)

The Harbor Entrepreneur Center and Women Entrepreneurs of Charleston have partnered together to provide the first of its kind, all-female, accelerator program. This co-facilitated program is designed to introduce high impact business concepts through an intense curriculum led by successful mentor entrepreneurs. If you are looking for a focused way to improve the profitability, scalability, and efficiency of your business, this 14-week program is right for you.


  • Must be fully committed to growing your business by attending all 14 Accelerator dates (listed above)
  • Must be 50% or more women-owned
  • Must sign confidentiality agreement to allow for maximum vulnerability, transparency, and growth of your business during your participation in the program
Name *
Phone number *
Phone number
I can commit to attending all 14 curriculum date *
Exact curriculum dates are TBD, but will be once a week from 9:30 AM - 12 PM.
If selected for an interview, I can commit to a $499 program fee. *
Due by January 26.
Time Commitment *
Harbor Start-ups must be able to attend curriculum sessions, weekly mentor meetings, happy hours, pitch events, and work on their business. This requires at least 40 hours a week.
Innovation *
Innovation is created with a new invention, applying an old product to a new use, or using new processes. Businesses founded on a new innovation have more time in the marketplace before competitors begin to also provide that product or service. Some innovations are protected by copyrights, patents, trade secrets, or other intellectual property.
Scalability *
Being able to scale is key to growing any business. Businesses like software companies or certain products can scale very quickly and sell repeatedly to people around the world. Other businesses like professional service providers have clients in a small area and might only bill them once a year.
Stage of Business *
There are 7 stages of a business: Idea, Start-up, Growth, Established, Expansion, Mature, and Exit. Clearly, we are looking for businesses in the early Idea and Start-up stages. Idea stage is defined by having the concept and researching the marketability, cost and production of a product or service. Start-up stage businesses normally have work to do on the improving the product or service, but have some revenue from customers.
I am applying for *
Financial Condition *