The startup revolution is here.

Our program runs from January-April each year.

Applications for the 2019 cohort open August 24th, 2018. Check back here for updates!

Build and Scale Your Startup

Innovation Depot’s Velocity Accelerator is all about helping you quickly grow and scale your tech startup.  We give you $50k, lots of perks, a great workspace, and help you open doors and build connections to grow your company.  If you’re a tech entrepreneur there’s no better place to start your journey. Birmingham is the #1 City in North America for Millennial Entrepreneurs.  Come to the Velocity Accelerator and find out why.



Are you a high-growth, technology product company? Are you ready to work on your company full time? Velocity Accelerator 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, training, and cash? Magic!


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

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.

12 Week



January – April


Innovation Depot

Class Size

Max 10 Startups


Tech Startup

Apply By

October 31

Meet Our 2018



With Expertise

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!

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Mentors, Investors, & Experts

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

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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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