The Preccelerator® Program is a platform offered to select start-up companies out of the Santa Monica office of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP that provides interim office space, sophisticated legal services, mentorship 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 in separate growth tracks.

The Perks


Free 24/7 co-working space on a rolling basis, including free wireless access to the Internet and access to conference rooms for meetings and presentations


Access to real-time legal advice and transactional legal services on site (under our standard engagement and/or fee arrangements)


Access to in-house educational workshops and activities. Over 50+ per year!


Potential introductions to our network of investors and other service providers


Access to a robust Preccelerator Perks Portfolio with over $250,000 worth of discounted services and benefits to help you succeed


Access to a group of seasoned mentors that can assist in the growth and success of your company

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. The application period for the November term start date has closed. Deadline for application submissions for the Class 9 is January 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



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.


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