WHAT WE DO
Founded by entrepreneurs The Refiners is a San Francisco-based accelerator devoted to helping foreign startups thrive in the bountiful yet complicated environment of Silicon Valley. We are passionate about the needs of foreign startups, and believe they are different enough to warrant a program specifically for them. Over a three-month period, you will receive unparalleled access to funding, networking and mentorship opportunities in Silicon Valley.
The Refiners’ aim is to equip you with the tools necessary to expand your startup’s vision and scale globally. We are committed to providing you with unparalleled support, guidance and expertise.
Innovation is everywhere, but you can’t afford not to be in Silicon Valley if you want to have a global impact in the digital space. Moving to the Valley, however, is a brutal process — competition is fierce, network is key, and time-to-market is of the essence.
Our mission is to provide foreign founders with an established network upon arrival — 200+ Silicon Valley mentors who have joined forces to select, advise, and invest in the world’s most promising startups.
This unparalleled access — to key executives, entrepreneurs, investors, experts, business and technology leaders — makes The Refiners one of the most effective acceleration programs in the world.
PROGRAM FINALE: FLEET #2 "PITCH NIGHT"
Taking Flight: June 2017
Our 13 startups in Fleet #2 are ready to light the stage up and take flight. It's Demo Day.
After 12 weeks of guidance and support from Silicon Valley's top mentors, investors, and advisers – the foreign founders' journey has finally reached its zenith.
Join other entrepreneurs like yourself as they watch Fleet #2 spread their fledgling wings June 1st from 6pm - 9pm.
There'll be food, drinks, and it's free. OK, see you there.
READY FOR FLEET #3?
Departing Soon: September 2017
We are looking for foreign founders in the technology space who want to make a global impact. Amazing entrepreneurs who are ready to step out of their comfort zone and see things from a Silicon Valley perspective.