[EXPIRED] Accelerate @ Contrary

Contrary Capital, spearheaded by many amazing Next Gen leaders, has announced applications for its Year 2 summer accelerator in San Francisco. Contrary supports bright university entrepreneurs. Learn more about the accelerator and how to apply here.

About Contrary Capital:

Contrary is a different kind of fund. It is solely focused on backing the brightest individuals and bleeding-edge technologies coming out of universities. During the school year, it invests through 100+ Venture Partners on-the-ground at dozens of universities. During the summer, it runs the most selective accelerator for university entrepreneurs in San Francisco, working in an intensive environment, under one roof, with one, obsessive focus: building.

The Opportunity:

Contrary is building the full-stack platform for university entrepreneurship. A core part of the vision from day zero has been our summer accelerator. Specifically designed to help the dozen most promising teams from across the country, Contrary spends three months building alongside our founders and facilitating access to the world’s best founders and investors. During its first-ever accelerator program, mentors like Ryan Hoover (ProductHunt), Leah Busque (TaskRabbit) and Andrew Chen (a16z) held workshops or held office hours.

Year 1 was a huge success: 100% of our teams raised follow-on capital, and 80% did so from top-tier funds like Sequoia, Haystack, and Refactor. Contrary has opened up public applications to join us in San Francisco this coming summer, which starts on June 14th and runs for three months.


  • university entrepreneurs building something for the long-run

Deadline: Apply by April 5

Location: San Francisco


APPLY HERE and tell them Next Gen sent you to this opportunity!

Next Gen POC: will@contrarycap.com

Alex Gordon