It’s About You.

UFirst is an earliest stage accelerator for bold first-time founders intent on changing the world. Big ideas are only as good as the people behind them - that’s why UFirst is about you, and your unique needs. With only a handful of exceptional founders selected each year, we provide each UFirst Fellow with personalized mentorship, access, and experiential learning. Applications for 2020, running June 2nd to August 5th, are now being accepted on a rolling basis.

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How We Help Bold First-Time Founders


Dedicated and domain-relevant expert mentors from our Core community. Plus, the benefit of peer support from UFirst Fellows.

Studio Series

Bi-weekly Studio Series programming based on Startup Secrets and real case studies from our Core.


Dedicated desk space in Underscore’s incubation space and regular access to the Underscore team and Core Community.


Each team will receive $30K in funding and introductions to Underscore’s co-investor network of VC and Core Investors.

Are you the bold founder we’re looking for?

Uniquely Qualified
Can Do Attitude
Talent Magnet
Team Player
Self Aware
Quick Study

Where We Invest

Earliest Stage

Breakthrough Tech

Disruptive Business Models

SaaS Applications

Cloud Infrastructure

Edge Computing





Computer Vision


Program Timeline

UFirst Timeline

Please Note: 1 founder-level team member must be committed full-time to the company during the Summer. Financing will come in the form of an uncapped, no discount SAFE note. Participating founders will maintain all Intellectual Property Rights.

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