SendGrid Accelerate

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Fuel the Growth of your Startup, Accelerator, Incubator, or VC

As one of the most successful companies to come out of the Techstars Program, SendGrid understands what it requires to take off as a startup, so we want to give back to the next generation of founders.

  • Benefit from our proven tools with a provided SendGrid account and support to get you dialed in.
  • Receive strategic mentoring and game-changing introductions from our passionate, experienced, global team.

Expand Your Reach With Optimized Email Engagement

We’ll help maximize your growth potential with marketing and transactional email through SendGrid.

  • Target and engage your early adopters with 12 months of SendGrid Pro, a dedicated IP, and up to 100,000 contacts.
  • Join leading senders and hyper-growth startups that trust SendGrid for their sending like Uber, AirBnB, and Spotify.
  • Get up and running fast and at the highest level with our hands-on technical support, ongoing training, and valuable deliverability coaching.

Gain Valuable Insights From Our Experienced Global Mentors

Our sage perspective, key introductions, and relevant tools will help you overcome your toughest obstacles.

  • Learn directly from experienced entrepreneurs with rich technical, marketing, and product backgrounds.
  • Partner with us to learn anything from marketing strategy to tips for hiring developers —our team has been there and is here to help.
  • Tap into our vast network of over 200 accelerators and early VC funds in 15 countries.

Accelerate Partners

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East Meets West

East Meets West is the startup event of the year in Hawaii – bringing together investors and entrepreneurs 
from Asia, 
Hawai`i and North America. EMW’17 features amazing international speakers, deep-dive learning opportunities, and ample networking in a tropical Startup Paradise.

Date
January 18, 2017
January 20, 2017
Time
8:00 am
5:00 pm
City
Waikiki
HI + Google Map
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Techstars Austin Office Hours

Stop by Techstars Austin for office hours with Tony and Jeremy.

Date
February 01, 2017
Time
8:00 am
5:00 pm
City
Austin
TX + Google Map
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Techstars Seattle Office Hours

Swing by Techstars Seattle for office hours with Tony.

Date
February 07, 2017
Time
8:00 am
5:00 pm
City
Seattle
WA + Google Map
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Techstars Cedars-Sinai Office Hours

Pop into Techstars Cedars-Sinai for office hours with Dellaena.

Date
February 21, 2017
Time
8:00 am
5:00 pm
City
Los Angeles
CA + Google Map

The Team Behind it All

Tony Blank
US West & Latin America
@thetonyblank
Jennifer Litorja
US East & Canada
@jenniferlitorja
Dellaena Maliszewski
US West & Latin America
@fzybrassknuckls
Brandon West
Global
@bwest
Anna Bofill Bert
Europe, the Middle East & Africa
@annabofillbert
Chiara Massironi
Europe, the Middle East & Africa
@cmassironi
Felipe Millan
Europe, the Middle East & Africa
@felipemillan
Devin Chasanoff
US East & Canada
@devchas
Paul Ford
Global
@paulford
Jeremy Tanner
US West & Latin America
@penguin

Frequently Asked Questions

What is SendGrid Accelerate?

SendGrid Accelerate is our new initiative designed to help startups succeed. We've been there ourselves and understand what it takes—the tools and resources startups need to really take off. We have a team dedicated to help your company succeed. Startups that are a part of our accelerate program get technical and business mentorship from our Community team, a healthy dose of SendGrid credits, top of the funnel marketing and anything else we can do to provide assistance. We are not an accelerator.

Why does SendGrid have a program like this?

We've been one of the most successful companies out of Techstars and truly believe that the mentorship-driven accelerator model works, because it took us to the next level. This is our way to give back to the global startup community by helping the next generation of founders.

How exactly do you do that?

We have partnerships with over 200 accelerators and early stage VC funds in over 15 countries. The Accelerate team is globally distributed and works directly with founders, accelerators, and VC funds by hosting dedicated office hours and private workshops for their companies.

What makes SendGrid different?

We believe that more than just providing free access to  SendGrid, we can make a significant contribution to the growth of your startup. We can help with industry expertise, networking connections, and top-tier email technology. Companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Spotify use our technology on a daily basis to communicate with their users.

How am I eligible for the program?

If you are part of an accelerator or VC fund that has partnered with SendGrid or you get referred via a SendGrid employee.

How much free SendGrid will I get?

At least 100,000 emails per month for 6 months.

What is the duration of the program?

Between 6 to 12 months depending on the company.

Can I apply twice if I participate in 2 different accelerators that are partners?

No. Each company can only participate in Accelerate once.

What if I am an existing paid SendGrid customer?

No problem. We can credit your account for the Accelerate program to your existing invoice if you are part of an Accelerator or raised money from one of our VC partners.

Are there SendGrid Accelerate batches or classes?

No. SendGrid Accelerate offers customized mentorship for participants.

Does my location matter?

No. We are a globally distributed team.

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