The acceleration program assists developing companies in becoming self-sufficient and stable. Start-ups that move into this typically have advanced beyond their earliest stages. They are entering their "adolescence," which means that they can stand on their own two feet but will require guidance and peer support.  In addition to mentorship and investment opportunities, the acceleration program gives growing companies access to logistical and technical resources as well as shared office space. We also connect companies to networks of peers whose experience they can learn from. Ultimately, companies need to become ready-to-run, institutionalized, and market-validated tech startups, ready to attract successive rounds of venture capital.