Equity Free Accelerators Deadlines – Fall 2017

Summer is almost over and it’s time to think about the fall crop of equity-free accelerators. For early fall there’s over $121,800 in equity-funds available and more opening up all the time. That’s right — every accelerator listed here is 100% equity-free, meaning you don’t have to give up a single share of your company!

If you are freelancing, moonlighting, or working weekends to fund your startup, now’s the perfect time to commit 100% of your working hours to your startup.

Maybe you are already working full-time on your business and have paying customers, but you want some extra help and motivation to take your startup to the next level.

Either way, you’ll be off to the races if you get into any of the programs listed in our equity-free accelerator deadline cheat sheet for Fall 2017.

Make sure to apply early so you don’t forget. And good luck to you!

Fit 4 Start ($53,800 USD) – Application due by August 28, 2017

Fit For Start, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Fit For Start, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

This 16-week accelerator for early-stage startups in Luxembourg will help you develop a prototype and test it with customers. If you raise at least €50,000 private funding you get a chance at an additional €100,000 ($107,500 USD).

  • €50,000 (approx. $53,800 USD)
  • Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • 16-week accelerator
  • Program starts in Fall, 2017
  • Application due by August 28, 2017

View the full details and apply here!

Start-Up Chile ($30,000 USD) – Application due by September 5, 2017

Start Up Chile, Santiago, Chile - Fall 2017 Application Deadline

Start Up Chile, Santiago, Chile

One of the biggest startup accelerators in the world and the inspiration for Lootstrap. You can take part in one of the strongest startup systems in the world, with a strong alumni system and the chance for follow-up funding.

  • $20,000,000 CLP (approx. $30,000 USD)
  • Santiago, Chile
  • 6-month accelerator
  • Program starts in February, 2018
  • Application due by September 5, 2017

View the full details and apply here!

Startup Sauna ($1,065 USD) – Application due by September 15, 2017

Startup Sauna, Helsinki, Finland - Fall 2017 Application Deadline

Startup Sauna, Helsinki, Finland

This startup accelerator in Finland will help keep you warm with it’s brisk program of activities. You get a free ticket to Slush, the world’s biggest startup festival event and the chance to pitch with the Slush 100.

  • €1,000 (approx. $1,065 USD)
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • 7-week accelerator
  • Program starts October 16, 2017
  • Application due by September 15, 2017

View the full details and apply here!

Spinlab ($7,000 USD) – Application due by October 17, 2017

Spinlab, Leipzig, Germany - Fall 2017 Application Deadline

Spinlab, Leipzig, Germany

For this 6-month German startup accelerator, get inspired by the artist’s collective next to your coworking space in the Leipzig Cotton Mill. Selected participants can be chosen for an additional month of acceleration in California, Chile, or Israel.

  • 6000€ (approx. $7,000 USD)
  • Leipzig, Germany
  • 6-month accelerator
  • Program starts January 8, 2018
  • Application due by October 17, 2017

View the full details and apply here!

Merck Accelerator, Nairobi ($30,000 USD) – Application due by November 13, 2017

Merck Accelerator, Nairobi, Kenya - Fall 2017 Application Deadline

Merck Accelerator, Nairobi, Kenya

Work with the pharmaceutical multinational and top-notch healthcare professionals to help solve healthcare issues on the African continent, with the chance to go to Silicon Valley for a month to learn even more!

  • Up to $30,000 USD
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • 3-month accelerator
  • Program starts in Spring, 2018
  • Application due by November 13, 2017

View the full details and apply here!