Start-Up Challenge



The ACGSV Start-Up Challenge (formerly the “Young Executives Circle”) cultivates the best of today’s serial entrepreneurs and young executives into tomorrow’s most complete business leaders who will drive the future of Silicon Valley.

ACG Silicon Valley’s new Start-Up Challenge program is focused on specific startup companies whose founders meet with a panel of five experts with extensive experience as executives, entrepreneurs, investors and other relevant areas from the ACGSV ecosystem and collectively work on overcoming current obstacles, building the right team, developing the business model and other strategic imperatives to propel the company to the next level.


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“Thank you for allowing us to participate in the ACG Silicon Valley Start-Up Accelerator program. Our team received valuable and actionable information on how to scale, positioning the company, and long term strategic thinking. Lessons which would usually take months or years to learn was condensed to a 2 hour session with seasoned business leaders and investors. Such a great program!”- Danny McLane, CEO - Jamii Technology
“Founders, don’t hesitate to take advantage of the ACG YEx Start-up Accelerator session. Grab the opportunity to share your company’s key challenges – from fundraising to growth to team. In return, an experienced panel of business leaders and investors will provide candid and helpful feedback that you might not get anywhere else. Be prepared to go deep!”- >Fran Maier, CEO - Babierge
“Imagine being a founder of a start-up and not having to waste days, weeks, or months getting quality feedback. That is exactly what ACG Silicon Valley’s YEx Start-Up Accelerator provides. Real individuals whom have all been there and done it…multiple times. It was the best 2 hour meeting we’ve had since we founded FitBUX!”- Joseph Reinke, CEO - FitBUX, Inc.
“We were lucky enough to be invited to The Young Executive Circle’s 1st event. We loved the informal breakfast gathering, which gave us the opportunity to network with investors and learn from an outstanding speaker. It set the scene for what promises to be a very high quality series of events with a very valuable format.”- Areti Kampyli, Founder & CEO - CliqStart, Inc.


Are you a start-up or serial entrepreneur requesting to be part of these events?