Validate your business idea!

Valid8 pre-accelerator is a training ground for early-stage entrepreneurs. The 8 week program is offered Thursdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm (virtual) and the next cohort will be offered in Fall 2023.
Join the waitlist now!

No Strings Attached

Valid8 Pre-accelerator is an 8-week program designed to help early-stage startups effectively pitch their company, learn about startup financials, all while creating valuable connections with local mentors and fellow founders. This equity-free no strings attached program has been designed specifically for early- stage startup founders in mind. Experienced mentors give you guidance with product and customer validation, marketing, product development, and pitching.


Valid8 pre-accelerator teaches you the key principles to developing your idea, gathering evidence for market viability, and building a solid pitch while receiving 1:1 mentorship with high-quality local mentors. Classes are virtual and offered at no cost; this program is supported by Lane Workforce Partnership.

Ready to Apply?

Valid8 welcomes entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and across Lane County.

Email Caitlin Vargas at [email protected] for more information.