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Accelerate your international growth.

Our Accelerator

Twice a year, we run a 10-week program in New York City with an investment of $50,000, mentorship, and workspace for promising startups. In each batch, participants will:

Learn directly from top founders and mentors with successful exit and fundraising experience.

Gain access to our mentor and investor network including their profound knowledge and extensive experience navigating the U.S. and Asia markets.

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In the first three years of operation, our portfolio companies have raised $27 million after completing the accelerator program.

We are looking for

Founding teams with rich industry experience
Founders with international background and mindset
Early-stage companies
Disruptive technology solutions
Global market potential
Teams striving to create positive social impact

Founders benefit from

1:1 Coaching
1:1 Coaching
Get coached by successful entrepreneurs, CEOs and startup founders.
Community & Alumni Network
Community & Alumni Network
Get continuous advice and support from our active alumni network.
Round Table ‘Expert’ Dinners
Round Table ‘Expert’ Dinners
Learn from speakers who have started, raised and exited companies.
Mentorship & Workshops
Mentorship & Workshops
Deep dive into subjects like growth hacking, storytelling and design at workshops given by our mentors.
Access to US, Asia & Beyond
Access to US, Asia & Beyond
Leverage our extensive international network with strong roots in the US and Asia.
Demo Day
Demo Day
Demo your product and pitch to a select, invite-only audience of angel, seed and VC investors.
Legal Setup & IP
Legal Setup & IP
Find legal assistance for company formation and IP setup and protection.
Fundraising & Growth
Fundraising & Growth
Get $50K from us and then let our venture partners help you negotiate valuation and financing terms in subsequent rounds.

At the end of the program, founders will have achieved product market fit and developed a robust business model ready to raise a Seed or Series A round.

Demo Days

Demo Days
We look for founders with an international mindset who run companies building disruptive technology solutions for the global market.

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We look for founders with an international mindset who run companies building disruptive technology solutions for the global market.

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FAQ

  • $50,000 USD for each portfolio company
  • Legal assistance for company formation and IP protection
  • Incubator space available in New York for each team
  • Weekly speaker series and talks on launching, managing, and growing early-stage startups
  • Office hours with Lair East Labs management team and mentor network
  • Workshops by our partners
  • $350K+ of free hosting credits for major cloud providers, developer tools, product development platforms, and office space.
Every day is a working day. There are no holidays. Every day that you are NOT working on your startup is a day lost. 2-3x a week there will be mandatory events for all the teams. These range from our mandatory roundtable dinner sessions, workshops, prototype days, and so on. You can utilize our co-working space or feel free to work wherever you feel most comfortable. All we ask is that you show up to our mandatory events.
We are looking for early-stage companies with passionate founders who have a clear vision for the future.
No, on both counts. However, we do have a strong preference for two- to three-person teams, one of whom should be a strong technical co-founder.
Yes, you most certainly should!

Please note that we cannot provide visas, so they will be your responsibility if you’re accepted to the program.
Cross-border Acceleration
Our extensive international connections make us a bridge between the US and Asia, giving founders access to large and rapidly developing markets.

Long Term Partnership
We are devoted partners looking to build fruitful and supportive relationships with founders beyond the accelerator program period.

Tailored Approach
We tailor our investors, mentors, and guidance specifically for every portfolio company. What matters most to us is that we help you create a positive and valuable societal impact.
Our application can be found across different platforms - F6S, Gust, and AngelList.
Most of our portfolio companies are software or software-related in some way, and are either B2B or B2C focused. That said, we have invested in hardware companies and are also on the lookout for some blockchain and AI-focused companies.
Yes, our program is residential so we ask that your core team be present in NYC for the duration of the program. Very rarely do we give exceptions.
No, we do not.
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