Do you Have what It takes?
Do you need a business plan?
Not for us. We select applicants based on their online application and those who make it past this stage at our monthly screening meetings.
What kind of companies does Scale College accept?
We accept technology oriented companies, typically web or mobile based. We're looking for companies that can have national or worldwide reach. We're currently not accepting local retail, restaurants or other local product/service oriented companies.
Will you sign an NDA?
No we don't sign NDAs. We see so many business ideas that this is not possible. No venture firm would sign an NDA.
We already have some traction. Is Scale College appropriate for us?
Yes the more traction you have the more that the scaling strategies you'll learn at Scale College will accelerate your growth.
We already have funding. Is Scale College still appropriate for us?
Yes having funding in place will only help to accelerate the mass user acquisition strategies you'll learn at Scale College.
Do I have to relocate?
No. With Scale College we are leveraging the power of the internet with step by step training videos, blue prints, and check lists to implement the tactics into your company. You will have to attend the first week at the beginning of the program at our main campus in sunny Florida to learn an overview of the systems. You'll then go back home to implement the strategies with your team. At the end of the program you'll also have to return to get some hands on support to prepare you for demo day where you'll present to our network of investors who may give you money right away to be part of your awesome business
Do we have to be US citizens?
No. We are helping companies world-wide scale. As long as you qualify you can participate in Scale College.
Can you get us visas to attend the live workshops?
No unfortunately we can't get involved with visas, but are more than happy to provide a letter if needed.
How much equity do you take?
7% this can be lowered to 3.5% if your startup has already received funding and can afford to pay for the Scale College tuition upfront. The Scale College tuition is $35,000 and can be paid in easy monthly payments or after you close your next round of funding or once we help your Company reach $50,000 in monthly revenue, whichever occurs first. We want to make it easy for you to succeed.
Will you provide feedback on non accepted applications?
No. Unfortunately we receive way to many applications.
Why wasn't my application accepted if my business is great?
We can only interview a select number of groups, no matter how many great ones apply. The reason you may have not been selected may not be that anything was wrong. It may of just gotten pushed down by other applications that were stellar. We encourage you to keep working on your start up and keep applying once a month showing your progress.
I'm starting a startup. Can I meet with you?
Sorry there are just too many startups that apply. The Scale College application process is the way we decide which companies we will meet in person for the month.
How will I know if I got accepted?
You'll either receive an email or phone call congratulating you for being selected for the in person meeting and an outline of the next steps for your application process with our in-person meeting. Or you'll get an email saying that we won't be interviewing you right now. If you don't get selected don't get discouraged, continue building your amazing company and keep applying every month showing your progress.
What sort of control am I giving up by giving equity to Scale College?
We want to empower you to still run the show. We don't want any special or controlling interests in your company. We won't ask for a board seat or for any uncommon investor rights.
How much is the tuition for Scale College?
$35,000. If you already have funding your tuition can be paid upfront in exchange for less equity (We'll take 3.5% instead of 7%) or your college tuition fee can be paid in easy monthly payments or after you close your next round of funding or once we help your company reach $50,000 in monthly revenue, whichever occurs first. We want to make it easy for you to succeed.
WHen is the deadline to submit my application
The deadline to submit your application is the 15th of each month. Companies that get selected will receive an email or phone call congratulating them on passing the first step of the screening process and will be invited to present a 15 minute presentation at our monthly screening meeting. If you are one of the handful of companies that gets selected at our monthly screening meeting you'll receive 3 months of intense training that's a combination of live hands on training supplemented with online step by step training videos to implement proven tactics to scale your business.
CAN I STOP BY YOUR OFFICE TO SAY HELLO?
Please don’t stop by our campus without an appointment. This is not a good example of persistence on your part and it will negatively influence your application. If you still have have questions or feedback please go to the contact page on the site and instead send us your message.