Birmingham's First Seed Accelerator

The startup revolution is here. The Velocity program runs January-April each year, with applications opening each fall.

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Are you a high-growth, technology product company? Are you ready to work on your company full time? Velocity will help you make 1 year of progress in just 12 weeks.

12 Weeks

What happens when you give startups a perfect work environment, incredible mentors & investors, world class business training, cash and perks? Magic!

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Top tech entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate partners from Birmingham and around the South will help your startup grow.

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Cash & Perks

Teams receive $50k in cash and over $800k in perks to dive full time into their startup. Top teams have the potential to score follow-on funding.

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12 week


January - April
Velocity Accelerator @ Innovation Depot
Class Size
Max 10 Startups
Technology oriented startups
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Velocity Team

The highly energized Velocity Team will help you make the most of your experience. They serve over 100 companies every day, so adding 10 more... not a problem!

Mentors, Investors, & Experts

Been there, done that! Work with top tech entrepreneurs and investors from around the South while scaling your startup.

What You'll Get

Cash & Perks

Seed Funding

$50k for 6% Equity in your startup. That's not a bad deal.


Our awesome connections give you over $800k in tools for your startup.

Demo Day

Pitch to investors. Score a term sheet. Qualify for follow-on funding.

What Happens

After Velocity

Birmingham is experiencing a renaissance. The startup community is playing a huge role in the rebirth of our community. Companies that stay in town will be encouraged to migrate into Innovation Depot, gaining access to its world-class amenities while staying connected with Velocity teams, mentors, and future entrepreneurs.

Come be a part of Birmingham's startup movement. You'll be glad you did.

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