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Many entrepreneurs are great at creating the the vision and defining the product… but they need help with other elements of their business. They need to become investment-ready!


Are you investment-ready?

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If you are not there yet, we can help!

Many entrepreneurs need to sharpen their skills and learn how to validate their business idea, develop detailed financial models, raise money or even write a private placement memorandum for funding. For those, we offer several booster sessions from which to choose.

Booster Sessions (beginning Winter 2019):

These sessions are offered to enhance your knowledge and increase your likelihood of raising funds for your business venture. Your guides have proven success in validating product ideas and raising funds from private individuals, angel investors, banks and venture capitalists. These focused sessions will allow you to benefit from their real-world, in the trenches, experience. This is not like business school, this is tactical!

All Welcome - Accelerator Attendees, INDIVIDUALS or BUSINESSES!

Discounted for Pitch Competition Accelerator attendees

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Market ValidatioN

Test your value prop and dig into the details of the pain you are solving. Learn how to hit the revenue bulls-eye by listening to customers before building.

Topics covered:

  • Nailing your value prop and customer segmentation

  • Testing your idea with future customers

  • Message your solution effectively through focus groups

  • How to create a charter program

  • Deep-dive on MVP learning cycle

  • How to define your market size

  • Scrum-style development for creating a business, i.e. how to stay focused on the goal

Guide: Tom Bergeron

Guide: Tom Bergeron

Tom has focused on product design throughout his career working for startups that have gone public (IPO), and large companies (after being acquired). He also is a master-salesman and understands how to truly refine your message to maximize revenue for your business. Check out his passions in his mind map to see if you can keep up.

Click here to see his resume

Investor-grade Financials

Learn how to create bottom-up financial models that are defendable with investors yet understandable to you!

Topics covered:

  • Bottom-up revenue model creation

  • Staff-based expense model

  • What investors expect to see in a full-blown financial model

  • Need to understand cash flow and accounts receivable? We can help

  • What due diligence looks like from sophisticated investors

After you leave the week long boot camp in April, you will have a detailed bottom-up financial model that should meet any investors expectation for content. The reality of the numbers is up to you!

Guide: Rick Fiery

Guide: Rick Fiery

Rick has been a startup fanatic ever since leaving the engineering world, getting his MBA at Wharton, and winning the business plan competition there. In his career, he has pitched to over 130 venture capital firms raising nearly $40 million in venture capital. He was also CFO of a $350 million multinational software company. If you are looking for a problem-solving, financially astute startup guy to help you with your business, he is your guy.

Click here to see his resume

Fund-raising Essentials

Learn how to legally raise funds and write a private placement memo clearly demonstrating the details of your investment.

Topics covered:

  • Where to look for funding?

  • Bank loans - perils and pitfalls but really useful in the right circumstance

  • Capitalization table design and structure - slicing the pie without losing your share

  • C-corp, S-corp, or LLC oh my!

  • What Preferred Stock really means

  • Is crowdfunding an option?

  • Do I need to write a private placement memorandum?

  • What’s a private placement memorandum :)

Guide: Rick Fiery

Guide: Rick Fiery

Rick has been a startup fanatic ever since leaving the engineering world, getting his MBA at Wharton, and winning the business plan competition there. In his career, he has pitched to over 130 venture capital firms raising nearly $40 million in venture capital. He was also CFO of a $350 million multinational software company. If you are looking for a problem-solving, financially astute startup guy to help you with your business, he is your guy.

Click here to see his resume