Starting a company is incredibly difficult.

It’s like that saying. Come on, you know the one. If it were easy, everyone would do it. But they don’t. Survey says, despite what you’ve seen on Shark Tank or read in Entrepreneur Magazine, founding a startup isn’t as easy as idea, investment, IPO.

Sure you have the idea part down, but you’re pretty clueless on how to go from concept to company. You just don’t know how to start, where to turn, or what to do next. Well, well, well. This must be your lucky day. Because if you have an idea that you just can’t shake, one you’re sure would make for a stellar startup, you absolutely have to apply to the Thrill Mill startup accelerator and bootcamp.

Calling All Startups

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Thrill Mill, Inc., a startup accelerator located in East Liberty, has officially opened its 2016 application cycle. That means they’re searching for startups across a broad range of industries, including software technology, family businesses, and even nonprofits, who need help getting launched.

Know anyone? Hey, we’re talking to you! This your chance to work hand-in-hand with a dedicated and knowledgeable team committed to developing you and your idea.

Here’s how it works. First, you submit an application. Every company who applies will receive valuable feedback on their concept. Then companies will be selected from the initial group of applicants to participate in Thrill Mill’s Startup Bootcamp. That’s where you’ll learn what it really takes to create and grow a company from instructors, mentors, guest speakers who’ve been in the trenches, putting in the work.

As if that wasn’t incredible enough, there’s even more to look forward to. Of the twenty teams who participate in the Startup Bootcamp, a select group will be invited to join the 2016 cohort. These companies will be able to set up shop in Thrill Mill’s collaborative workspace. Plus they’ll have access to mentorship, programming, and funding. Strategic partnerships, including support from UPMC Enterprises, allows startups – especially those in the healthcare space – to accelerate quickly thanks to assistance from industry experts.

It’s a winning formula for success, as evidence by some notable Thrill Mill startups, including Forest Devices, Suitable, CCChampions, ImagineCareers, and Fittsburgh.

[join title=”So what are you waiting for?“] Click the button below to submit an application. Every company who applies will receive valuable feedback on their concept.

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