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PROGRAMS

You can select the program you would like to apply for here.

Once applications close for the incoming cohort, selected teams will be invited to a panel interview with our investment committee for further due diligence.

Following this interview, we will shortlist our top teams and perform extended due diligence. The entire investment process will take around 3 months from close of applications.    

Our global programs have a standard structure and while the curriculum is similar, the content and our investment focus would vary per program. Before you apply, it is important to understand your startup needs then read through our program overview to see whether your team fits our program criteria.

The program fee is used to cover our operations expenses and does not come out of pocket and its never charged before the startup receives investment. The participation fee can be settled after the investment fee has been deployed.We have a dedicated accelerator team to address the founders’ needs during the program. The fee is also used for post-program support, introducing teams to Brinc’s global investor and partners network up to the exit event.

At the moment, our accelerator program is 100% remote and held virtually so no startup is required to be onsite for the program. This is applicable to all our global programs (Hong Kong, China, India, and Bahrain). 

Our typical program structure includes two months of online program and one month of on-site curriculum where founders would be invited to our Hong Kong office to participate live in some of our sessions. Unfortunately, with the current travel restrictions we have had to move all of our programming online, however, the Teams will be offered the opportunity to participate in the next feasible onsite sessions in the near future!

As for the content, it is built upon three core pillars: technical feasibility, financial viability, and market desirability, alongside other soft skills that would be of particular relevance to the founders. We have over 200 mentors worldwide who are willing to provide support to our startups in various capacities, for example: group sessions, 1-on-1 mentorship, etc.

Our Accelerator programs last for 3 months. Each startup cohort culminates to Demo Day whereby the startups present their refined pitches to the local startup ecosystem. Spring programs usually start in May and Fall programs start in October.

The introductions to the partners are based on the stage of the product and evaluation of the fit throughout the program. We would be happy to put you in touch with our 250+ mentors or strategic partners within our network to further discuss any thoughts that you may have.

INVESTMENT OFFER

Our offer varies per program and location, see specific program details via our accelerator program page overviews.

As investors, we will also secure the rights for follow-on investment once you have showcased traction. Follow-on check sizes can range between US$50K to US$200K. We also support all our founders with fundraising for follow-on investment with our network of investors and corporate partners.

We invest in Pre-seed to Series A startups that are addressing any of the four following problem statements: how we move; where we live; what we eat; and how we feel.

Typical teams that have joined our accelerator include: ones who have a minimum viable product and require support in refining their messaging to consumers; teams that have a clearly defined product development plan with a proven concept, etc. We have worked with start-ups varying in their product stages, from companies that have a final product to ones that have already launched. That said, we would typically invest in early growth stage companies at the sub US$5M range, usually raising their pre-seed to seed round. This is by no means an exhaustive list and we would love to learn more about your startup if you believe that you are solving a problem as stated above. 

Since we invest in growth stage startups, our standard offer is US$1M in valuation in exchange for a negotiable stake of equity. That being said, we have invested in many teams that are outside this particular valuation range and would be happy to discuss further if our committee believes that you are solving a real problem for the world!

We cannot provide an exact value for this as this is very much dependent on your valuation. Having invested in companies ranging from US$1M to much higher, we have experience in valuing your company accurately and will work towards something that would cater to the stage of your company.

Brinc invests in exchange for an equity stake in your company and not in terms of debt, therefore no interest would be charged. This will be payable after the investment has been fully deployed, see specific program details via our accelerator program page overviews.

We are long-term investors and have an interest in supporting your company through the different stages of your journey. Brinc would exit when a natural liquidity event occurs, e.g. IPO. 

Yes. The advisory alignment would allow us to continue our support along your journey even after the program. 

At the moment, startups can only receive investment by going through one of our accelerator programs. 

ELIGIBILITY

Ideally, your startup has to have a close to finalized design, validated product features and has short-term commercialization needs. Our programs are designed to support scalable businesses with high growth potential in their product development, commercialization and fundraising. We have supported companies ranging from a deep tech solution a few years from hitting the market to startups with hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales.

For your company to be too late for us to be able to support it, you would need to be beyond your Series B funding round.

Yes! We accept applicants globally, the program is 100% online and remote. There is no need to be physically present in the location for the duration of the program.

The average acceptance rate stands at sub 5% for each cohort, with a total of 6 to 10 teams joining each of our cohorts. We consider a range of factors that would be applicable to growth stage startups, including the dynamics of the founding team, early milestones achieved, etc.

Prior to your application, you should look into your previous accelerator agreement and understand if there are causes preventing you from joining another accelerator. As for Brinc, we would require you to only participate in one program at a time due to the onsite element that we have once the travel restrictions have been lifted.

Yes, you can still apply. However, we do not recommend it. Entrepreneurship is a long and steep path and it is always better to have a co-founder.

APPLICATION & TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Expect to get notified within three weeks after the application deadline. Our team will email the contact person you listed on the application form, whether or not you will be accepted to the next stage of the programs.

Please reach out to the F6S support team at support@f6s.com providing the link to your F6S company profile and the link to your application form.

Please reach out to the F6S support team at support@f6s.com providing the link to your F6S company profile and the link to your application form.

Please reach out to the F6S support team at support@f6s.com providing the link to your F6S company profile and the link to your application form.

Please reach out to the F6S support team at support@f6s.com providing the link to your F6S company profile and the link to your application form.