Bring intentionality to your search and land the role you want

Navigate the early-stage startup ecosystem and decide the right organizations with which to partner on the next phase of their journeys.

  • Identify breakout companies

    The company you work with can change your career. We’ll help you identify promising startups and give you access to our proprietary database of breakout companies.

  • Master the mechanics of a successful search

    We’ll help you master the mechanics of a successful search for advisory or employment roles: direction-setting, storytelling, interviews, and offer maximization.

  • Define YOUR value proposition

    Identify and articulate exactly how your expertise and expertise will benefit start-ups and their founders

For the last 12 years, only the top business schools and engineering schools had access to this program.

Apply for the Hyper Accelerator Executive-in-Residence Fellowship

The inaugural cohort is full but we welcome your early applicationto the second cohort, kicking off in Oct 2021.

Some Successful Startups That Started With Us:

Here is some word-for-word feedback from the successful startups listed above.

“This Course provides a helpful framework to evaluate ideas and understand more about their feasibility quickly”

Roger Egan III, Co-Founder, Redmart

“It was a good warm-up lap to expose us to the realities of building Redmart from the ground up.”

Vikram Rupani, Co-Founder, Redmart

“It helped us in the process of getting Nugit's story right and preparing the pitch to investors.”

David Sanderson, Founder & CEO, Nugit

“It was an amazing experience and it was great to have the time to think through all the key aspects of our venture and the key strategic aspects on which we should have focused.”

Sundeep Sahni, Co-Founder, Lazada

“Knowing that Redmart went through the Startup Bootcamp helped convince me they had the right fundamentals to launch Redmart.com”

Neil Bearden, Investor, Redmart

A collaborative and safe community committed to your growth

Everything is off the record. Hyper Accelerator Executive-in-Residence Fellows are searching for something deeper in their lives or making big transitions, and many have not yet have publicly shared this with friends, family, or employers. We’ll honor that.

“VP of Engineering at large AR/VR company looking to move earlier”

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“Consultant turned first intl. hire for series D company ”

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“First designer at unicorn looking to go back to startups ”

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“Machine learning PhD transitioning to tech ”

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“Product exec from Big Tech looking to lead product at a startup ”

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“Symphony musician transitioning to Bizops role in tech ”

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“Fortune 500 salesperson pursuing passion for climate tech ”

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“VC Principal at $200mm firm moving to the operating side ”

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“Engineering lead at large ecommerce company ”

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“Stanford MBA with strategy and product experience ”

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A few key characteristics that set our program apart from the rest:

We're building a modern educational institution that redefines how community and learning come together. Being part of any Hyper Accelerator program means you’ll have access to a community of world-class professionals. With every new program we launch and cohort we start, your network gets stronger.

  • Deep Friendships

    Our 14-week-long virtual fellowships provide members with community, education, and support. This is a place for cohort-style learning, but also deep personal connections.

  • Unparalleled Knowledge

    There are limitless opportunities for learning and sharing here. You’ll get access to expert speakers, office hours, sprints, and our session library full of curated content.

  • Scaled With Software

    We’re building in-house tools to improve how we share community knowledge, aligned opportunities, and helpful connections.

  • Community Diversity

    We’re proud to have a community diverse in culture, thought, and life experiences. This enables revolutionary ideas, inclusive solutions, and boundless growth opportunities.

  • Engineered Serendipity

    When everyone is going through a shared experience and seeking similar goals, incredible things happen.

  • Spirit of Service

    One of the things we love most about our community is how willing and excited members are to support one another. This spirit is the strong heartbeat of the Startup Course and Hyper Accelerator community.

Apply for the Hyper Accelerator Executive-in-Residence Fellowship

The inaugural cohort is full but we welcome your early applicationto the second cohort, kicking off in Oct 2021.

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Here are the resumes of the Professors and Entrepreneurs that helped build this program.

Over 50 years of Combined Startup Teaching Experience

Paul Kewene-Hite

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Paul is multiple time winner of the INSEAD Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is the creator of INSEAD’s Startup Bootcamp. Paul teaches entrepreneurship courses and is the lead professor on INSEAD’s popular elective "Your First Hundred Days" which teaches students how to turn around a failing company. Paul has decades of work experience with start-ups, major technology companies, investment capital, consulting, and government initiatives. He has successfully worked in every corner of a technology company from answering the telephone and emails in technical support to finance to sales and business development to CEO. 

Ash Singh

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Western University, Ivey Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship: INSEAD, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Ivey Business School and Tsinghua

Started 4 Companies
CEO, Co-Founder and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Startup Ventures Pte. Ltd.
Founded First Company While Attending University Which Was Acquired at Age 22
Created “Angels Gate” the First Asian “Shark Tank” TV Show for Entrepreneurs with VC Judges Reaching an Audience of 30 Million Viewers Across Asia
Founded Interactive SG, a Digital Media and New Business Accelerator
Co-Owner of Singapore Slingers Professional Basketball Team
Students from the INSEAD Entrepreneurs Course Launched 500 Companies Across 50 Countries
Recognized by Businessweek Magazine as “One of Asia’s Top Young Entrepreneurs” in 2009
Recognized by the Economic Times of Singapore as “One of Southeast Asia’s Leading Serial Entrepreneurs”

Passionate about teaching, inspiring and mentoring entrepreneurs to drive tech transformation.

Nilay Goyal

Executive Director and Lead Accelerator

Nilay has built highly successful startup accelerators at two of the largest universities in Canada: Creative Destruction Lab at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and LaunchYU at York University. Over the years, Nilay has worked with over 500 startups that have collectively raised more than $400 million in funding. Earlier, Nilay founded a startup in the semiconductor industry, scaled its operations and led its acquisition by a large publicly listed company based in Silicon Valley, California. Nilay was 23 years old when his startup was acquired.

Apply for the Hyper Accelerator Executive-in-Residence Fellowship

The inaugural cohort is full but we welcome your early applicationto the second cohort, kicking off in Oct 2021.

4.8/5 Google Review

Average Rating From Entrepreneurs around the World

Connie Erlanger
★★★★★ 5 weeks ago
The Hyper Accelerator course is the best thing that we have done for our business. Our team has decades of business experience going into the program, but what we learned in the HyperAccelerator100 days is transformative and invaluable. It is an extraordinary opportunity to have access to the decades of professional experience and knowledge encapsulated in the coursework, and to the personal knowledge and experience of the Accelerator course leaders. The course leaders are smart, sharp, engaging, and are committed to the success of each participant. This really comes through in the one-on-one mentoring sessions. We now have the tools with which to not just successfully launch a new business, but to grow that business and realize its full potential.

How our program started at INSEAD Business School

Ranked #1 International Business School by Financial Times

Channel News Asia "Millionaire Minds"


Including...

  • Intimate masterminds

    Weekly small group conversations with others who are thinking through the same intentional next steps.

  • Talent Demo Days

    Get pitched by early-stage companies on why they are the best places to work.

  • Database of startups

    Access to a proprietary database of amazing opportunities with breakout startups.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who should apply?

    To be a good fit for the program, you are probably: * An outstanding performer in your respective industry / job function * Mentally ready for your next role, whether or not you currently have a job! * Entrepreneurial, with a desire to help build an early-stage startup. * Eager to be an active participant in a growing community, as much of the value of our program comes from the network and peer-to-peer connections.

  • What if I still work full time? Will my manager find out?

    All sessions, content, and interactions are completely off the record, including any acknowledgement of a Fellow’s participation. Some Fellows will choose to be public about their involvement, while many more will not, especially those who are currently employed full time.

    Everyone in the program is searching for something deeper in their next career chapter and making a big transition. Many will not yet have publicly shared this journey with friends, family, or employers. We and all Fellows will honor that. ‍

    Also note that speaker sessions are recorded, which is beneficial from a scheduling perspective, but also important for a Fellow who happens to know a presenter.

  • Can I apply if I'm non-technical?

    Yes! the program is for people joining early-stage startups, regardless of role. There will be engineers, data scientists, and product managers alongside growth, sales, marketing, HR, and operations folks since all of these roles are essential to turning a startup’s idea into reality.

    Fellows targeting similar roles will be paired so that they can share insights, suggestions, and potential connections to help each other through their respective journeys.

  • What if I’ve never worked at a startup before?

    No problem! Our program is broadly designed for two groups of people, with content specifically created for each: * Fellows trying to pivot their career into startups. We’re here to help navigate this journey. * Fellows already working in tech who want to be intentional about the next steps on their career path - as either employees or advisors

  • If I’m already well-connected in the startup ecosystem, why do I need this?

    The opportunity cost of choosing the wrong startup is huge. Surround yourself with a community of experts and peers to help you make an informed decision on what’s next, and get access to roles sourced from the Hyper Accelerator community.

  • What is the time commitment?

    The power of this program is in the community, and like any community you get back what you put in. The Hyper Accelerator Executive-in-Residence Fellowship is designed for people committing to dedicate at least several hours per week on their search for employment or advisory roles, some of which will be engagement with the Hyper Accelerator Executive-in-Residence Fellowship

  • Is this a fully remote program?

    Yes: The Hyper Accelerator Executive-in-Residence Fellowship will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We’ve spent the past few years mastering the playbook for building remote communities and relationship building online, and will apply the same approach here. Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.