Pioneer

Join other founders, learn how to succeed
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We fund projects and startups built by ambitious outsiders around the world. We mentor you on fundraising, product-market fit, hiring and more. You keep each other accountable.

Latest launches

Pioneer 3.0
A home for founders on day 0
Pioneer Codex
The best resources for founders from idea to seed
Find Product-Market Fit
A 10-level course that guides early-stage founders to PMF.
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  • Launch
    We’re adding a new option to the Pioneer offer: 2% of your company for a $20k investment, in addition to all the existing benefits of becoming a Pioneer. We're also adding a monthlong trip to Silicon Valley with fellow founders.
  • Launch
    Pioneer Codex is a collection of the best writings & videos on taking a project from Idea to Seed. Codex directly answers 100 of the most common questions we've heard across thousands of conversations with early founders.
  • Launch
    Pioneer helps founders find product-market fit. We just launched Launcher, a new approach to help founders ship their next major release. Launcher helps you understand what to focus on pre-launch in a fun and colorful way.
  • Announcement
    #3 Product of the day
    Pioneer 2.0 ranked 3rd Product of the day for Feb 3, 2020 with 93 upvotes and 10 comments
    Feb 3, 2020
  • Launch
    Pioneer is a fully remote startup accelerator. We fund projects and startups built by ambitious outsiders around the world.
    We're updating our product with a standard investment deal, more funding options and more.
  • Announcement
    Nominated for Golden Kitty 2018 in Product of the Year
    The community submitted over 12,500 nominations to tell us what products were their favorites from 2018. Pioneer was nominated in the Product of the Year category and became finalist of the Golden Kitty Award 2018.
    Feb 21, 2019
  • Announcement
    #5 Product of the day
    Pioneer ranked 5th Product of the day for Aug 9, 2018 with 91 upvotes and 4 comments
    Aug 9, 2018
  • Launch

    Apply to Pioneer with any type of project you need help with. It could be a company, physics research or art. Play the tournament. Become a Pioneer.

    Pioneers receive a $5,000 investment with an option for a $20,000 follow-on, a ticket to San Francisco and much more.