LAUNCH - Pre-Accelerator Program - Impact Cohort - 9/2 Start

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LAUNCH - Pre-Accelerator Program - Impact Cohort - 9/2 Start

799.00 899.00

A pre-accelerator program for founders looking to accelerate from idea to action. Understand the process, metrics, and milestones to get into a world class accelerator and secure investment.

LAUNCH is an 8-week pre-accelerator program for future founders looking to transform their idea into a business. The program is composed of a series of exercises and simulations to propel aspiring founders from idea to action. If you have an idea, a team and you are interested in building a company, this is the place to start.

To guide our participants through ideation and customer discovery, all the way to pitching to investors, we use methods inspired from human centered design, technology, rapid prototyping techniques and venture capital. The activities are modeled after best practices from renown innovators, global accelerators, incubator programs, and leading innovation firms including IDEO, frog design, Google, Start-Up Chile, MIT, and Harvard. 

Upon completing the program, you will have a comprehensive investor-ready pitch deck, and will have gained a strong understanding of the milestones and metrics needed to build an investible business.

Program start: 9/2, Every Sunday at 9AM ET for 2-3 hours/week


Program Outline


Use design thinking, venture capital, management consulting, and MBA methods to define your venture. Scope your initial concept, problem statement, and capabilities, as well as identify user segments, reveal market opportunities, and ideate like leading innovation firms.


Utilize lean startup, rapid prototyping, and business model canvas activities to build your venture. Learn how to ‘pivot’ and systematically develop hypotheses, launch prototypes, test, collect evidence, identify insights, and track your evolution.


Learn how to build a dream team to bring your new venture to life. Assess your current competitive advantage and design the ideal team and board to enroll the support you need to advance.


Craft a world class pitch to land investment and win competitions. Learn the elements of a winning pitch presentation including key success metrics, how to structure your delivery, and what investors expect from a all-star class team.


Get your house in order. Learn about different legal structures, investment vehicles, and paths to protect your business and make the right decisions from day one. In addition learn free and intensive tools to stay organized and keep your team moving forward. 


Set up your business for growth. Define your brand, your name, marketing strategy, and sales funnel. Cover topics such as growth hacking, in-bound marketing, public relations, and digital advertising to develop successful processes that grow your sales and market presence.


Master your financial management. We will build a solid financial model to support your vision that includes the key financial metrics and provide the basis for your standard financial statements.


Think like an investor. Demystify the fundraising process by learning about the different types of investors, the ins-and-outs of the due diligence process, the avenues to engage them, and how to stand out among other ventures.