Hero House Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program

We’re helping you take the next step in your career. At the Hero House EIR program, you can build your career's next chapter supercharged with resources from a proven international venture firm.


Our EIR program is structured to guide serial entrepreneurs, seasoned execs, and industry experts through the process of launching a business. Through one-on-one sessions and hands-on learning, you'll build something from the ground up and discover your entrepreneurial spirit.

Who should apply

We’re looking for executives, industry experts, and entrepreneurs with demonstrated experience building a company and a deep understanding of their respective field of work.


  • Mid-May: Application submissions no longer accepted
  • By end of May: Call with SmartGate / Hero House team
  • June-September+: Entrepreneur-in-Residence program
Krisp Team

Company Spotlight:

Krisp AI

 "Hero House is very cool and helped us out etc etc etc"

- Davit, CEO


We have an open-ended application to get to know you better.
A resume isn’t required, but feel free to attach one or any other documents you feel best describe your story.
Once you submit the form, our team will reach out to schedule a brief call to learn more about you!

About SmartGateVC

SmartGateVC is a seed venture capital fund that is the initiator of the Hero House and EIR Program. The fund invests in deep tech companies that graduate from the program, as well as backs promising deep tech founders of the Hero House community. 


The fund is backed by notable Venture Capital Firms and Investors, among them Tim Draper and a number of serial entrepreneurs. It has invested in 20 early-stage companies at the edge where science and entrepreneurship join to disrupt the status quo.