Business accelerator for startup and fast emerging companies with traction builder programs, entrepreneurs education, marketing technology, mentorship and fundraising

Society3: accelerating your growth

S3 Accelerator

1Building up market traction is a key requirement to secure funding. Our traction builder program is unique and differentiates us most. 80% of startups fail to raise money due to lack of traction. Successful serial entrepreneurs with unique skills in online traction development guide you to success. Traction means getting product-market fit, team readiness and massively growing users or revenue fast.

S3 Funding

2The “Zero Equity Model” is offering a unique advantage: Instead of giving up equity early, you pay a small fee for the program. At the end of the program we run an equity based crowdfunding campaign that gives you not only the necessary funding but also some interesting market validation and incremental publicity. Programs details: seed stage, and later stage.

S3 Academy

3In addition to the accelerator program we offer a range of online education programs for entrepreneurs from around the world. Core topics include Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Fundraising, and Social Media where successful serial entrepreneurs help fast emerging business leaders go from zero to great in a few weeks or a Social Media Masters certificate for marketing manager.

S3 Technology

4Society3 is also unique in the way we support startups with proprietary technology to increase networking efficiency and creating viral buzz marketing campaigns to rapidly grow and manage a large user base. Technology is a key aspect of success in any business and startups have unique needs. All the technology is developed in our own technology labs and provided for free.



It is our mission to help more startups from around the world make their dreams come true, than ever before possible.



Co-Working Space Partnership
Society3 Accelerator is collaborating in partnership with co-working spaces around the world. Co-working Space Partners benefit by being able to offer the full range of our mentorship, education, and technology program to their companies.

Industry Partnership
We are also working with industry partners and corporate investors to create synergies between highly innovative startups and corporate needs to be better involved in latest technology.

Startup / Meetup Group Partnership
As a group owner you may want to work with us to grow your membership, expand your reach by getting free access to our buzz technology, and potentially grow your sponsor network.

Event Partnership
We work with event partners such as startup event organizations or meetup organizer helping to be better connected to Silicon Valley, leverage our technology to grow the membership and helping us to expand our reach.

If you are interested, in joining our mission, helping more startups to fulfill their dreams, please contact us at and see our Partnership page



Society3 is a San Francisco based business accelerator for startups and fast emerging companies. The traction accelerator program is helping entrepreneurs to rapidly gain market traction, market validation and top of the line growth rates. The Accelerator currently boasts one of the highest funding rates in the industry. The organization’s unique ability to grow traction is based on highly skilled entrepreneurs who showed traction many times over, innovative Buzz Marketing Technology, and unique engagement applications helping teams to grow user base and market awareness quickly.  Additional entrepreneur, leadership, fundraising and social media education is available from the Society3 Academy.  The founders of Society3 and top mentors are successful serial entrepreneurs now helping other startups to gain traction and grow their business.  Social networks:




Axel Schultze Axel Schultze  Founder and CEO of Society3. He was also founder and CEO of Silicon Valley based Channel Management Software company BlueRoads, founder and CEO of Infinigate one of the largest Internet Security provider in Europe, (today $200+ Million in revenue) and CEO of Computer 2000, which grew to $5 Billion in revenue and merged with TechData. Marita Roebkes Marita Roebkes Co-Founder of Society3. She was co-founder and implementation manager at Silicon Valley based BlueRoads, Co-Founder and investor relations manager at Infinigate. Her career included various roles in the Hotel, Travel & Tourism industry in Europe including running her own Hotel. DieterKondek
Dieter Kondek Co-Founder of gotoStartups. Co-founder of the largest German IT reseller Polisoft, was Managing Director at Computer 2000, which grew to $5 Billion in revenue and merged with TechData. Co-Founded Tradex, which has been acquired by Ariba for $1.3 Billion. Helped storage startup Pivot3 to reach market leadership in 3 years and was CEO for DynaPel Systems Inc., guiding the company from startup to its IPO on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 2005.


Doug Barre Helps you with technology resourcesGeeks for less Investor Club Several startups Several executive positions George Parrish Helps you refine your pitch. Startup Mentor, Seasoned sales executive Sylvian Sylvain Theveniaud, serial entrepreneur from France, helps you develop your business plans and more.
RickThau Rick Thau, Former VC, entrepreneur, helping you structure your business, finance, and planning.  DieterKondek Dieter Kondeck, serial entrepreneur, investor, helps you with business plan development, deal structure and company setup Marita Roebkes Marita Roebkes, serial entrepreneur, helps women entrepreneurs with business development, marketing, social media, traction development.
Marita Roebkes Axel Schultze, serial entrepreneur, investor, helping you with online marketing, traction building, social media, strategy development vision solidification. DerekHenninger Derek Henninger, Entrepreneur, CTO, helping you with software architecture and scaling challenges JurgenSchulze Jürgen Schulze, entrepreneur, investor, helping you on the B2B market development side



S3 Accelerator HQ in San Francisco



S3 Accelerator coming to Europe any soon