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Arise, the largest capital-backed early-stage accelerator program, recently launched its 12-week pre-seed Accelerator Program in June 2022. The program was designed to accelerate early-stage startups from a range of sectors, including Healthtech, B2B SaaS, Consumer, Fintech, Metaverse, and Climate-Tech. The program received an overwhelming response worldwide, with over 1350+ applications from 18 countries and 100 cities, demonstrating the entrepreneurial spirit of today’s generation. 





Out of the pool of applicants, 40 startups were selected to participate in the Arise W2022 accelerator program, which provided them with funding, hands-on master classes, expert-led deep dives, investor round tables, networking, client connects, and community. The program drew out the entire early-stage innovation ecosystem, including founders, investors, experts, mentors, corporates, and academia, and leveraged StrongHer Ventures’ and Tholons’ extensive investment expertise, funds, deep insights, operational know-how, and global innovation network to deliver ongoing value to the early-stage ecosystem and Arise Accelerator



The top 7 startups from the cohort were Corefactors, Outdoor Goats, Collearn, Streamingo, Recyclink, Sochcast, April Cares, and Design Stop. These startups demonstrated their innovative solutions and their potential for impact and growth. The program offered the startups access to capital, intensive 12-week coaching and mentoring with structured modules, masterclasses, office hours, in-person boot camps, events, and communities, 1-on-1 mentorship, a global innovation network of founders, investors, experts, advisors, corporates, academia, and ecosystem enablers, and access to a global startup kit across talent, marketing, PR, legal, tax, accounts, and technology. 


Overall, the Arise Accelerator Program has proved to be an excellent platform for early-stage startups, providing them with a comprehensive set of resources, mentorship, and community to help them grow and succeed. With such successful results, it's exciting to see how this program will continue to foster and support the growth of new and innovative startups in the future. 








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