Launch is a 5-month intensive program designed to get your company to the Build and Sell level. It focuses on strong market and competitor knowledge, execution and operations, and fulfillment of a repeatable sales process.

The application is now open; apply using the button below. The appication for the Spring round of this program will close April 14th, 2017.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Completed and Validated Right Side of the Canvas
  • MVP
  • Dedicated FTE resource to project with intent to bring on other team members as necessary
  • Proof of TAM
  • Product Validation
  • Market Validation
  • Amenable to advice from staff and mentors
  • Comply with all responsibilities and duties as outlined in client agreement and exhibits
  • Intent to drive economic growth and create jobs

Program Expectations:

  • Must participate in Accelerator events (adhoc)
  • Must report jobs plus other metrics as required
  • Give back to Accelerate cohort (as mentor, speaker, etc.)

Workshops and Seminars

Each month is dedicated to one or two topics followed by individual meetings. A typical month would be:



Week 1

Seminar & Weekly meeting with EIRs

Week 2

One-on-One with Directors

Week 3

Weekly meeting with EIRs

Week 4

Board Meetings. The Board is an interim Advisory council for each client consisting of Senior Programming Staff, EIRs, and one or two mentors

Program Goals:

  • Build an enterprise capable to scale

  • High growth

  • Operational implementation

  • Market and competitive knowledge

  • Give back to Accelerator A cohort (as mentor, speaker)

  • Understanding of financials, funding sources, KPI’s, metrics and cash flow

  • Ability to execute on value and supply chain

  • Ability to market and sell with a sustainable business model

Resources:

  • Intern Research – as needed
  • One on One sessions
  • Advanced Mentorship
  • CEO Roundtable
  • Graduation and Introduction to the community
  • Potential of funds for attending trade show (accessing customers) and/or prototype development
  • Executives in Residence
  • One-on-one session(s) with professional funding resource
  • SWAT session
  • Presentation at Demo Day

Graduation Portfolio

  1. Pitch decks

  2. Built Product

  3. Repeatable Sales Model

  4. Identified or completed team

  5. Sales to earlyvangelists

  6. Marketing & sales plan

  7. Funding plan

  8. Continued milestones for R & D and business milestones

  9. Understanding of cost and revenue structures

  10. Clear growth strategy