The Preccelerator® Program is an accelerator for early-stage startups offered to select companies out of the Santa Monica office of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP that provides interim office space, sophisticated legal services, mentorship, curriculum, investment strategy and access to a strategic perks portfolio with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup. The Preccelerator® Program provides these benefits to as many as 10 promising young startups per term in separate growth tracks.


Free 24/7 co-working space on a rolling basis in sought after Santa Monica, including printer and copier access, wireless internet and access to conference rooms for meetings and presentations.

Be proactive in making sure your incorporation, contracts and equity structures are set up correctly before you get too far down the evolutionary path.  Access to real-time legal advice and transactional legal services on site under our standard $2500 startup fixed-fee arrangement.  Fixed-fee package can also be customized to fit your legal needs.  Access to non-billable non-substantive legal advice while using the co-working space. To view SA&M’s practice offerings, click here

Access to customized curriculum workshops each term to fit each cohort’s specific needs, plus evening content and networking events and activities. Over 50+ per year!  Each term culminates with a Demo Day to investors and the community – attended by over 150 people each term!

Access to our network of investors through investment strategy sessions, Meet the VC Luncheons, Demo Day and targeted investor introductions.

Access to a robust Preccelerator Perks Portfolio with over $450,000 worth of discounted services and benefits to help you succeed and cut overhead expenses.  To view the current perks package,

Access to a group of seasoned mentors that can assist in the growth and success of your company.  Mentors provide regular office hours and a “value-first” approach.  To view the full list of mentors, click here.

How does my company apply?

Online applications for the Preccelerator® Program are now open! To qualify for acceptance, please fill out our online application. Once submitted, someone from our review committee will contact you. Deadline for application submissions for the October Class 11 is September 1, 2018.




Scott Alderton

Chairman and Board Member, Preccelerator

Scott Alderton is a founding partner of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, Managing Partner, and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Scott is co-chair of the Firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Practice Group and chair’s the Firm’s Interactive Entertainment and Video Games Group. Scott advises both public and private clients across a number of industries, including technology, manufacturing and distribution of goods in commerce, finance, the Internet, interactive video games, and new media industries. Full Bio >>>

Peter Csathy

Board Member, Preccelerator

Chairman, CREATV Media. Advisor, Strategist, Connector, Dealmaker, Investor, Producer, Writer, and Thought Leader — Entertainment, Digital Media, Media, Tech and Social Impact. Former CEO Manatt Digital Media, CEO Sorenson Media, CEO Sightspeed (acquired by Logitech), President Musicmatch (acquired by Yahoo!), SVP Universal Studios, New Line Cinema  Full Bio >>>

Greg Akselrud

Board Member, Preccelerator

Greg Akselrud is a founder and partner of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles. He chairs the Firm’s Internet, Digital Media and Entertainment practice group. Greg advises a wide range of public and private clients across a number of industries, including companies in the entertainment, digital media, Internet, technology, consumer electronics and apparel industries. Full Bio >>>

Louis Wharton

President, Preccelerator

Louis A. Wharton is a partner of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles. Louis’ practice focuses on advising startup, emerging growth and middle market companies across a spectrum of industries in securities compliance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. He counsels clients in the technology, internet/e-commerce, pharmaceutical, apparel and entertainment industries, among others. Full Bio >>>


Heidi Hubbeling

Chief Operating Officer, Preccelerator

Heidi Hubbeling is the Chief Operating Officer of the Preccelerator Program and Director of Marketing for top Southern California business law firm Stubbs Alderton & Markiles. Heidi’s experience in professional services marketing, relationship building, business development strategy and entrepreneurship spans more than 15 years. Heidi attended SUNY Buffalo where she obtained degrees in Business & Economics and Human Resource Management.

Kelly Laffey

Senior Vice President, Director of Business Affairs, Preccelerator

Kelly Siobhan Laffey is an associate of the Stubbs Alderton & Markiles. Kelly’s practice focuses on advising emerging growth and middle market companies in the technology, digital, internet, interactive media (i.e., AR and VR), and entertainment industries. Kelly counsels clients on issues related to corporate governance and formation, venture capital and other financings, joint ventures, employee compensation, complex stockholder and operating agreements, securities law regulation and other general corporate matters.  Kelly also advises investors and funds in connection with venture capital and other financings. Full Bio >>>


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