Startup accelerators are typically fixed-term and cohort-based programs that include a wide range of benefits including: educational sessions, access to legal, financial, go-to-market, engineering and other resources, discounted technology subscriptions (AWS, Google Ads, MailChimp…etc.) and mentorship. They are highly competitive, run for 6-8 weeks, are occasionally fee-free, and culminate in a public pitch event or demo day. Some of the most well-known accelerators include: YCombinator, 500 Startups, Angelpad, Techstars, GBeta, and Plug and Play.