The Program

Overview

The Zeroth program is designed to help you validate your business and accelerate its growth. The Zeroth team, Resources Partners and events support you throughout this process. The curriculum is intense, but designed to allow you to continue to run your business. We are here to support and serve our founders along with our global network of mentors, speakers and investors. Together we provide technical know-how, sales and marketing insights, as well as operational and investment support.

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What we provide
Funding

Zeroth invest and provide working capital for your team to kick start your business.

Mentorship

Our team will work closely with you on all aspects of your business.

Speakers

We bring in heavy-hitting speakers and mentors to provide you with invaluable insights.

Network

We connect you with our global network of investors and help you close your first rounds of funding.

Perks

Our network of global partners provides our founders with access to various online tools at a heavy discount.

Demo Day

At the end of the program, you will pitch on stage to hundreds of investors. We will help you perfect your pitch.

3 Locations

Zeroth operates accelerator programs in three locations across Asia.

Bengaluru
Hong Kong
TOKYO

Structure

Our program is designed so that you get the most out of your time with us while not being a distraction to your business. We split the program into five separate phases to maximise our impact and at the same time gives you flexibility grow in the markets that you are targeting.

Program begins
Kick-off
Week 1-2
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All cohort founders will spend the first two weeks of the program on-site in either Hong Kong, Tokyo or Bengaluru offices. These two weeks will be extremely intense, packed with 1:1 strategy meetings with our partners, regularly scheduled speaker and network events as well as recreational outings.

Remote Phase
Week 3-12
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After the first two weeks, the founders will move into the remote phase of the program. This is when you will head back to your home countries to continue working toward product-market-fit. Since most of the startups we take in targets different parts of the world. We feel it best that you operate where your business can grow the most. Strategy meetings and speaker events will continue remotely.

Demo Day Prep
Week 13-14
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Our founders are expected to be back on-site for the final two weeks of the program. All aspects of the program will continue but there will now be a heavy focus on preparing our startups for Demo Day and fundraising, which will take place in the final few days of the cohort.

Demo Day
Investor Pitches
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The entire program will conclude with a Demo Day in your cohort’s location. There will be one event in each of our program locations where you will have a chance to pitch on stage to a few hundred investors. This will help you gain maximum exposure for your product, attract possible partnerships and customers, and most importantly, help you close your first checks in your raise.

Continued Support and Network
After you leave
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Your program will end at the conclusion of Demo Day. However, this is only the beginning of our journey together. The Zeroth team, its network of founders and investors from all over the world will be accessible to you long after you leave the accelerator. You can leverage the strength or our community whenever you need help. We at Zeroth are in it for the long haul and will be available to you for years to come

Application Process

Zeroth receives hundreds of applications from all over the world for each cohort. Our selection process is transparent, simple, and rigorous.

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Applications Open

You submit an application via our website.

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Internal Evaluation

Our team reviews your application and schedules interviews for shortlisted teams.

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Live Interview

Live video interview to better understand your business and your team.

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Due Dilligence

If we feel there is a fit, we do additional due diligence.

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Results Announced

We communicate our final decisions at least 3 weeks before the start of the program.

Investment Terms

On average, we will invest US$120,000. This is a combination of a US$20K common share investment (6%) and a $100K SAFE note with a US$2.5M cap.

Resource Partners

Through our strong partnerships with some of the biggest sevice providers in the industry, all Zeroth portfolio companies will receive free subscriptions and access to a plethera of popular tools.

US$100,000 worth of AWS credit

US$100,000 worth of Google Cloud credit

US$120,000 worth of Microsoft Azure credit

US$100,000 worth of DigitalOcean credit

US$5,000 worth of marketing solutions with SendGrid