The BRIIA Accelerator Program

BRIIA is the Bay Area's first integrated data innovation accelerator and collaboration community. BRIIA gives early-stage entrepreneurs the resources to start and grow companies that are fueled by machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and related technologies.

Applications are now open for the Spring 2018 Accelerator Program! Apply here or sign-up to attend one of our information sessions. Applications will close at 5pm (Pacific Time) on January 31, 2018.


BRIIA's 12-week program is designed to assist early stage companies and entrepreneurs quickly get from "prototype to fundability". Our applied learning approach is not just about knowing, it's about doing. Participants gain tools and insights through workshops and our network of experts and mentors. BRIIA's goal is to clarify your company's vision and get you ready for raising capital and market scalability.

BRIIA's Spring 2018 Accelerator Program will run from March 19 through June 8.

Topics covered during the 12‑week program include:

  • AI Trends and frontiers
  • Category design
  • Accelerating market adoption
  • Funding strategies
  • Handling investor questions
  • Storytelling
  • SaaS metrics and KPIs
  • Investor pitching
  • Mergers & Acquisition for founders
  • and more...

Mentors - BRIIA Mentors are carefully selected for their unique ability to work with founders at early stage companies. These are experienced entrepreneurs, domain experts, and coaches. They've been there, done that and are keen to help entrepreneurs in the Accelerator Program succeed. You'll find them to be world-class people too!

Demo Day - rounding out the 12‑week program, Demo Day provides companies the opportunity to show off their progress to investors and community members, and launch into their next stage of success.

Investment - companies accepted into the Accelerator Program receive a $10,000 investment at the beginning of the program. We use the KISS (equity) agreement developed by 500 Startups.

Startup perks - as a participant in the Accelerator Program, you'll have access to more than $500,000 in perks, including credits to AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Bizspark, Sendgrid and more.

Facilities - if you need to locate your team in a supportive and collaborative entrepreneurial envirnoment during the time you are in the Accelerator Program, we've got you covered. We can accommodate up to a 3-person team at no cost to you. If you don't need the space, that's fine too, but we find that there is a lot of value to sharing the journey with fellow entrepreneurs!

Need more details? - See our Accelerator FAQs.


Check out the companies that have already completed our Accelerator Program here and see what they had to say about their experience at BRIIA.

BRIIA and the Global Accelerator Network

BRIIA is honored to be a member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN). This means that our Accelerator Program meets GAN's strict criteria for serving entrepreneurs. It also means that startups accepted into our Accelerator Program can access a global network of mentors, investors, corporate partners, and startup peers.

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Sponsors and Partners

Our worldclass sponsors and partners get your company up and running fast.

NVIDIA Inception Program
Google Cloud Platform
IBM Cloud
AWS Activate
Send Grid
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