Program Overview

Fuel is specifically designed for growth-stage technology companies ready to scale and become enterprise ready. Building a great product, solution, or technology is just one part of the equation for a successful company creation. Through this program, you'll receive mentorship and education within your specific industry vertical, as well as coaching and connections from Fuel’s enterprise partners to make the most of your interactions with new partners and potential customers.


Become Enterprise Ready

Gain nurtured relationships with key Fortune 500 companies through feedback sessions, training, pilots and demos

No equity taken to participate, just your commitment

Regular hands-on education and workshops, with plenty of time to run your business

Gain access to other startup founders, venture capital firms, higher ed institutions, and public policy officials


2019 Enterprise Partners


Fuel is Built for a Specific Type of Startup

We’re looking for innovators ready to work with an enterprise customer.

Fuel is an industry agnostic accelerator with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning

This focus encompasses tech from machine vision, deep learning, reinforcement learning, natural language processing, and other disciplines to create transformative solutions like chatbots, image recognition, optimal pricing, automated insight discovery, and many others.

While we are industry agnostic, we are looking for startups focused around consumer packaged goods, supply chain, human resources, advertising and marketing, AgTech, business process automation and productivity, as well as technologies that are direct enablers of these. In short, we are looking toward any area where these technologies facilitate exponential gains for our enterprise partners.


What makes Fuel different?



Collaboration Not Competition

We are building out this program to be one that focuses on collaboration: between both startup entrepreneurs and enterprise partners. We want to build a community, so we will not take on startups that are in direct competition and we are not running the program as a competition.


Tangible Business Growth

We expect you to come out of this program having made clear, tangible strides. Some smaller outcomes include feedback sessions, training, pilots and demos with enterprise mentors. But, our bigger goal is for you to leave with access to sales opportunities and commercial agreements that translate to revenue growth.


No Equity Exchange

We do not take any equity for this program because the expectation is that this will be a mutually valuable exchange between startups and their enterprise mentors through deep learning and connections. We simply ask for your time and commitment to make this program worthwhile for all involved.


Program Outline


10 startups selected

3:1 mentor to founder ratio

Tuesday Morning: Mentor Office Hours

Tuesday Afternoon: "Enterprise-Ready" Sessions

Wednesday: 1 Million Cups + AI / ML Lunch and Learns

Thursday: CEO Roundtables

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Program Components


Weekly Mentor Office Hours


Weekly CEO Roundtable


Enterprise-ready training sessions