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Cohort 3: C3-PO

Customer, Product, Operations


The Cohort 3: C3-PO accelerator will provide early-stage tech founders with essential tools for exponential growth, including carefully curated programming covering business fundamentals, tech and product optimization, and a solid path to fundraising readiness. Our founders receive personalized mentorship from experienced experts, forging bonds within our close-knit community.

Cohort 3: C3-PO will run from January to April 2024. This in-person program, with some virtual elements, demands your physical presence. This ensures you maximize networking opportunities with fellow cohort founders and subject matter experts, offering the best of both worlds. At Access Mode, we break down barriers, turning your vision into reality with the right tools and support.

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Be sure to submit your application by 5pm on 10/31/2023



Each company in our program receives a 20k non-dilutive grant, and up to 5k in service credits.

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Tell your story to ensure a competitive application. Applications submitted with a video will be given the the highest priority in the review process.

Learn more about the reasons to apply to Access Mode’s cohort 3

Unlock your potential and accelerate your startup journey with Cohort 3: Customer, Product, Operations accelerator, featuring tailored curriculum and personalized mentorship, plus opportunities to pitch your solutions to investors, and more.

  • Technology or tech-enabled business
  • Working to finalize a prototype
  • Lived experience of historic/systemic barriers in accessing capital and or support for startup
  • Participation is free of charge
  • Personalized mentorship
  • Up to $5k in service credits
  • $20k non-dilutive grant
  • Access to the founder community of the future
  • Access to co-working space
  • Attend in-person programming, in Denver, CO
  • Commitment to 14 weeks of programming (up to 4 days/week). 9am to 4pm MT
  • Participation by all co-founders


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Success Stories

Hear from founders in Cohort 1 and Cohort 2

"Access Mode Cohort 2 was truly transformative for The Barter Shop. It opened doors to invaluable connections and held me to a higher standard, propelling my business to new heights. The experience was a profound lesson in self-discovery, revealing strengths I didn't know I possessed. Access Mode, I can't thank you enough for this life-changing journey. Grateful doesn't begin to cover it."

Shanice Brown

Founder & CEO, The Barter Shop

"As a first-time founder navigating the startup world, Access Mode was a blessing. Being keyed into the challenges entrepreneurs of color face, it was reassuring to know that every aspect of their accelerator was designed with our empowerment in mind. While the journey is far from over, I credit Access Mode for setting me and my co-founders on the right path.."

Ty Ono

Co-Founder & CMO,  Clusivi

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