How we help startups

Office Space & Community

Access to a community in the heart of SF with dedicated workspace, meeting rooms, unlimited snacks, and invites to NEXT community events.

Network

Get connected to founders, partners, tactical advisors, investors from NEXT, and plugged into our vibrant startup alumni network and beyond

Collaboration Opportunities

Opportunities to be evaluated for investment by NEXT and partnerships with Samsung.

Guest Program logistics

Application Process

Our program operates with 12-week rotating cohorts. We are accepting applications from pre-seed and seed stage startups focused on deep tech software and service solutions based in the Bay Area. Join us!

Program Commitment

As a member of the Guest Program, we ask our startups to work collaboratively with the community, leverage their network to refer startups to NEXT and contribute to increasing NEXT brand-awareness in the ecosystem.

Alumni Network

Utilize and join our alumni network to stay in touch, network with current and former teams, leverage alumni expertise and access NEXT resources as available.

Alumni Testimonials

“Joining the Samsung NEXT Guest Program was huge for us. We got to work out of their beautiful office when it was just the founders, and got amazing advice and coaching from the Samsung Team. Our cohort felt like a family of entrepreneurs and community members going through the same challenges. Quite a few of us have since "graduated", gone on to raise great Seed and Series A rounds, and we're still friends to this day. Highly recommend.”
“Our time in the Samsung NEXT Guest Program was formative for Compaas. We had access and support from a great team at Samsung whenever we needed advice, and became connected to a strong founder community. I'm grateful for the experience!”
“The Samsung NEXT SF guest program is unlike any other. You are sandwiched between internal product Samsung NEXT teams and startups in the NEXT family. You simultaneously gleam insights in how large corporate teams push products from idea to fruition while leveraging an entrepreneurial network for learnings, best practices, and general commiseration of the realities of being a startup founder.”
We joined the guest program at SamsungNEXT just after closing our seed round. The office space with a group of impressive founders at a very similar stage of company development was an incredibly supportive ecosystem to help us transition from bootstrapping to a venture-backed company building. The other entrepreneurs helped us draft our first employee offer letters, find a lawyer, fix bugs, navigate a sales process, and manage people for the first time. The Samsung team did a lot to nurture these organic friendships and connections with lunches, events, personal intros, and a welcoming culture. As a first-time entrepreneur, I was new to the challenges of company building, and having veterans to help and advise gave Kapwing a solid foundation to grow on.”

Guest Company Alumni

Dor
Fireflies.ai
Forethought
Gyroscope
Kapwing
Moonfish
Ockam
Omnivis
Scout FM
Tetrate
Tonic
Trueface

At Samsung NEXT, we envision a world in which all great ideas have an equal chance of being realized and believe a commitment to diversity and inclusion is vital to making this happen. We welcome all individuals regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, marital status, and veteran status, and encourage applications from all communities.

If you are pre-seed or seed stage founder building exciting solutions, we would like to meet you!

Leverage the space and community of Samsung NEXT to launch your next startup. Accepting applications now through March 24, 2020 for our Q2 cohort that will kick off April 2020.

Still have questions? Contact us here!