WIRE Accelerator

Helping technology startups snag the best resources in West Texas

Each year WIRE Accelerator invests $25k in high-growth tech companies to join our 13-week accelerator program. Each startup receives hands-on training, mentorship and industry connections to accelerate their business to the next level!

Our 2021 Cohort with run July through October
Applications open now!

What is acceleration?

Accelerators support early-stage, growth-driven, technology companies through education, mentorship and financing. WIRE Accelerator serves as a vehicle for regional connectivity by fostering relationships between corporations and startups. Corporations get a first look at technology that could help solve current problems or needs, create efficiencies in systems and offer enhanced customer experiences. The startup gets access to industry experts, customer discovery opportunities and product testing. To read more about acceleration and learn how it will impact the region, click the link below to read the full blog!

Why Choose WIRE Accelerator for your Startup?

WIRE Accelerator, a program of the WT Enterprise Center, is now taking applications for our 2020 cohort! The accelerator experience is a process of intense, rapid, and immersive education aimed at accelerating young innovative companies and technology. Our program offers 13-weeks of programming, seed capital for development, over $1 Million in perks and a Pitch Night for startups to pitch their company to investors for additional investment! 

What you will get participating in this program:
$25,000 in seed funding
Hotel accommodations
Use of dedicated desk in coworking space
Use of Global Accelerator Network (GAN) perks, mentors and network
Connections to regional corporations
Community partner meetings/events
Certified coaches
Connections to regional investors
13-weeks of programming designed to help you gain validation, customer acquisition, an understanding of how to run a successful business and prepare for investment unlimited coffee and great food during 13-week program!

How WIRE Accelerator Can Help
You Build A Great Company

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13 Weeks of Programming

Work with certified business coaches, mentors and corporates in the region who understand the industry and have years of experience in the verticals of agriculture, financial, healthcare, energy, transportation, oil & gas and manufacturing. Our team and community will be here and ready to support you!

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Mentors and Resources

Connect with fellow entrepreneurs and develop relationships within the local business community. With access to 30+ regional mentors and hundreds of national mentors, you are sure to have the connections you need to accelerate your business!

Capital & Perks

With $25K in seed capital and over $1M in perks from the Global Accelerator Network (GAN), companies have the ability to focus on their company full-time. To finish the program startups have the opportunity to snag follow-on funding from investors and corporates!

Apply for WIRE Accelerator today! Apply Now!

Take Your Business To The Next Level

1. Apply to WIRE Accelerator Program

We’ll get to know you, your business, challenges, and goals.

2. Immerse Yourself in the Program & Amarillo Living

Receive expert resources while experiencing the Amarillo culture. You'll walk away with the clarity and focus to keep your company growing.

3. Pitch Your Company for Investment at Demo Day!

End the program by giving your best pitch to the Amarillo community and top investors.