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New Startup Accelerator Accepting Applications Until May 26

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Startups looking for help with marketing and sales will have the chance to benefit from a new accelerator launching this summer. HubSpot for Startups and General Catalyst are co-launching ELEVATE: The Growth Accelerator – a free, online, light-weight accelerator designed to help thousands of startups grow globally.

During the course of this four-week program, startups will have the opportunity to better attract, engage and delight customers while also raising capital from investors.

The following will be included:

  1. Be introduced by experts from HubSpot and General Catalyst in Sales, Marketing, and Customer Experience, and Fundraising via a Masterclass
  2. Be reinforced during a follow-up case study by a General Catalyst portfolio company such as Stripe and Gusto
  3. Culminate in a pitch event to compete for a ticket to Inbound and receive feedback from a small investor audience

“Behind every fast-growing startup is the ability to successfully attract, engage and delight customers,” Greg Karelitz, global manager of HubSpot for Startups says. “To do so, high-growth companies must focus on adding value to customers at every stage of their journey. Inbound marketing is a well-known methodology for achieving customer value.”

The approximately four-week program will consist of eight virtual sessions, featuring experts from HubSpot, General Catalyst, Stripe, Gusto, B12 and Verta.AI. ELEVATE will teach high-potential startups how to grow better through a series of one-hour, live master classes and case studies. After eight sessions of learning, participants will submit a short video pitch in order to be considered to pitch their company to a live audience at INBOUND 2019.

Applications close on Sunday, May 26 at midnight. Attendees will be notified of their acceptance no later than June 1.

For more information on ELEVATE, visit the website here.

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