Frequently asked questions

Over the last few years we've helped many Founders in multiple ways; giving us a peek into the common doubts they would have.

1. All FAQs

No, this is not an accelerator program. This program is not funding centric but is more towards knowledge & exposure - to build more SaaS & Business Leadership skills.

Founders who are building SaaS Startups and believe that they can benefit from this program - can apply. (Please check the program framework to know if it’s useful for you)

Founder Stack is a platform & FS (SaaS) is our Program for SaaS Founders. We shall open more such programs in the near future.

We are starting our first program with SaaS. We eventually want to build Stacks in Consumer Tech, Health-Tech and more. Please subscribe for updates on new Stacks that will begin, later this year.

Yes, any 1 founder should attend all 10 weeks of the program. We would want to support teams post the program, provided they have attended all 10 weeks.

No, this is a no strings attached program. You will not have to dilute any equity to build with the help of Accel. We are solving information asymmetry to build SaaS companies.

We shall provide Rs 1.5 lakhs for founding teams who are part of Founder Stack. You can use it for stay, travel and / or building your startup.

The working space is accessible for 3 months. Post that, it's available on a case to case basis.

If you have successfully attended the whole program and have made considerable progress through your efforts, we shall continue to support with: 1-1s , connections, access to resources and future activities of Accel.

We expect Founders who are willing to commit 10 weeks, to aggressively work on their idea and business. We like adaptable Founders who are curious, ambitious, and are thirsty for knowledge - not focusing on a brand value that Accel could add.

This is our community-driven initiative. We don't take any equity for you to join and be part of Founder Stack. SaaS is our forte and we want to help many founders with our decade of expertise. This is our effort to contribute to the founder ecosystem without any strings attached. 

The more Founders benefit in the early stages, the more amazing companies are built in India - which eventually contributes to the growth story of the startup ecosystem and the country. This is what we strongly believe in at Accel.

No, it isn’t mandatory for you to stay in Bangalore. However, if you are from another city, we recommend you to spend 10 weeks in Bangalore during this phase as there is a lot of opportunities, face time with Accel and its network.

We will consider B2B, Prosumer SaaS, Enterprise & B2B SaaS Marketplaces

The duration of the program will be March 26th, 2020 to May 28th, 2020. A detailed calendar will be given to the selected teams after joining the cohort.

Application Process:
Stage 1: Submit Application 1 (Open Now)
Stage 2: Submit Application 2 (Will be notified over email)
Stage 3: 10-15 Min Call with Accel Team
Stage 4: Join Founder Stack

Please note confirmations on every stage will be on a rolling basis.

Preferably Early Stage (Idea to Pre-PM Fit)

This is a Founder First platform. At early stages, only Founders matter and we want to empower them; to build scalable startups. We look forward to working with good Founding Teams and building great alumni of Founders across the country.

2. General

The working space is accessible for 3 months. Post that, it's available on a case to case basis.

If you have successfully attended the whole program and have made considerable progress through your efforts, we shall continue to support with: 1-1s , Connections, access to resources and future activities of Accel.

We will consider B2B, Prosumer SaaS, Enterprise & B2B SaaS Marketplaces.

No, it isn’t mandatory for you to stay in Bangalore. However, if you are from another city, we recommend you to spend 10 weeks in Bangalore during this phase as there is a lot of opportunities, face time with Accel and its network.

3. Program

No, this is not an accelerator program. This program is not funding centric but is more towards knowledge & exposure - to build more SaaS & Business Leadership skills.

Founder Stack is a platform & FS (SaaS) is our Program for SaaS Founders. We shall open more such programs in the near future.

Yes, any 1 founder should attend all 10 weeks of the program. We would want to support teams post the program, provided they have attended all 10 weeks.

No, this is a no strings attached program. You will not have to dilute any equity to build with the help of Accel. We are solving information asymmetry to build SaaS companies.

We shall provide Rs 1.5 lakhs for founding teams who are part of Founder Stack. You can use it for stay, travel and / or building your startup.

This is our community-driven initiative. We don't take any equity for you to join and be part of Founder Stack. SaaS is our forte and we want to help many founders with our decade of expertise. This is our effort to contribute to the founder ecosystem without any strings attached. 

The more Founders benefit in the early stages, the more amazing companies are built in India - which eventually contributes to the growth story of the startup ecosystem and the country. This is what we strongly believe in at Accel.

4. Eligibility

Founders who are building SaaS Startups and believe that they can benefit from this program - can apply. (Please check the program framework to know if it’s useful for you)

We are starting our first program with SaaS. We eventually want to build Stacks in Consumer Tech, Health-Tech and more. Please subscribe for updates on new Stacks that will begin, later this year.

We expect Founders who are willing to commit 10 weeks, to aggressively work on their idea and business. We like adaptable Founders who are curious, ambitious, and are thirsty for knowledge - not focusing on a brand value that Accel could add.