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Preccelerator Program Demo Day

Clear your calendar – It’s going down!

The Preccelerator ® Program Virtual Demo Day kicks off on March 25th @ 3:30 pm, and you’re invited to take part in the festivities.

Preccelerator cohort companies are early stage, and we work hand in hand with them throughout their term to know their market and users, foster their leadership skills, build and test their product, avoid legal pitfalls, ensure the defensibility of their products, acquire users and partnerships and prepare them for the fundraising process. Now it’s time to showcase their efforts.


Company Line-Up



Bevz is a convenience store technology and services platform that helps local, independent retailers grow their business, connect with top brands, and deliver anything at their store to their customers in 45 minutes. Bevz covers Southern California but will soon cover all of California, with plans to go national this year.

With 35 years of alcohol industry and convenience store operations experience, coupled with innovative technology, we built and launched unique partnerships with the biggest brands in the world, and are solving the toughest industry problems. Bevz is the only company that built our technology and business model from the ground up to support local convenience stores across the nation.

Visit Bevz at bevz.com


BlockForms is a platform built for Employee Benefit Insurance Brokers to transform the process of managing multiple insurance provider applications for their clients. BlockForms delivers an intuitive, reliable product that improves client engagement and employee performance by streamlining data collection and forms management. The encrypted, cloud-based application allows service teams to invite clients to complete simplified forms, automatically map responses to multiple insurance provider forms, edit forms, obtain electronic signatures, and send fully executed forms to insurance providers in one secure application. Simply put, BlockForms makes it fast and easy to sign-up customers, collect client data, and apply for coverage across multiple insurance providers.

Visit https://blockforms.co/



Breakthru microbreaks are restorative and self-paced, yet fast, flexible, and on-demand. They help people context shift, focus, and create, replacing former office rituals like midday walks to combat sedentary behavior. It’s proven that small moments of movement throughout the day have measurable well-being impact. Breakthru is a solution that has been in development for three years, with 2.5 million of research dollars coming from strategic partners. Its roll out is designed as not just an individual betterment tool but focused on the well-being of the group. At its core is the belief that people adopt healthier habits and thrive with support and accountability to a community. To encourage remote collaboration, Breakthru is designed to be shared in a meeting or given as a gift by a friend, colleague, or trusted leader within an organization. People take better care of themselves when they take care of each other, and we’re proud that we have a product that is useful to enterprise and employees today, as they navigate a new work landscape.


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CHACHO VALADEZ of Backstage Capital



Chacho Valadez is a Principal at Backstage Capital and Chief of Staff to Founder and Managing Partner, Arlan Hamilton. Chacho went from helping retail customers in a Detroit Sprint store, to a Twitter connection and side projects with Arlan, to a full-time role at the firm working towards the mission of growing representation in tech. He has experience with running day-to-day operations at SMBs, business development, and sales. The son of a US immigrant, Chacho has a strong desire to highlight diversity, especially amongst the Latinx entrepreneur community. Chacho has been featured in Quartz, Inc, and Business Insider.

SA&M Preccelerator® Program Announces Investment In Bevz


Preccelerator® Program, a Santa Monica, California-based early-stage startup accelerator, announced today it has invested in Bevz. Bevz is a convenience store delivered to your door concept, offering everything you can find at a liquor store, delivered in 45 minutes or less. Bevz offers easy-to-use software designed for non-technical store owners, plus the simplest user experience for consumers, that bring stores, brands, and distributors into the eCommerce world together.

“Bevz was built by retailers, for retailers,” said Victor Grayr, Founder & CEO of Bevz. “We focus relentlessly on retailers, giving them the technology, support, and marketing to better connect with their customers and deliver thousands of different products from their store. With Bevz, local liquor stores can stay relevant and compete against big box chains, while offering consumers the next level of convenience.”

Bevz covers everywhere from Santa Barbara down to San Clemente, and Pasadena to Palm Springs, and will soon expand to San Diego and the Bay area, eventually going national. With more than 30 years of experience in alcohol sales and convenience store operations, coupled with innovative technology, Bevz has already seen strong traction and created unique partnerships with retailers, suppliers (ranging from small companies like El Silencio to large companies like Anheuser-Busch), and wholesalers (like Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Young’s market).

“Bevz is truly a disruptive technology for independently owned convenience and liquor stores; we are very excited that Bevz will help an outdated industry come into the 21st Century of e-commerce,” said Len Lanzi, Managing Director of the Preccelerator® Program.

About the Preccelerator® Program.
Founded in 2012, the Preccelerator® is a novel platform offered to select start-up companies out of the Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Santa Monica office that provides initial capital, interim office space, sophisticated legal services, education, networking, mentorship and $500,000 in usable perks from Google Cloud for Startups, Amazon Web Services, and HubSpot among others, with the objective of helping grow a founder’s idea from business concept to funded startup. The program also retains more than 100 active strategic mentors providing free office hours and discounted services, and provides over 75-plus educational workshops and networking events each year. The Program expanded in 2017 to accept a greater number of companies in more formalized classes, depending upon where the companies are in their evolutionary growth, and expanded benefits, including cash investment, to accepted companies.

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a Southern California-based business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, intellectual property and business litigation practice groups focusing on the representation of, among others, venture-backed emerging growth companies, middle-market public companies, large technology companies, entertainment and digital media companies, investors, venture capital funds, investment bankers and underwriters. The firm’s mission is to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective.

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Chief Marketing Officer,
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP