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Are you a startup just starting out or experiencing rapid growth? We can help!

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New businesses and entrepreneurs need help.

Getting Started


Summary Statement

Most entrepreneurs struggle with exactly where to start working on their new business. This program helps you determine your short term critical success factors and implement in a way that does not cost you a big investment before you know that your solution resonates with potential customers.

Growing Pains


Summary Statement

Many companies fail because of growth that is not managed properly. Missing a ship date or failing the customer in other ways can spell disaster for new companies. This program helps you identify the key ways in which growth needs to be managed so you can continue to satisfy your customers needs.

The Program


For Startup Businesses

Criteria


The right match

Quantitative

  • Revenue: $0 - $250K

  • Phase: Idea to working MVP

Qualitative

  • A desire to grow and expand your business.

  • A willingness to institute analytics and metrics tracking.

  • Owner / Founder has a willingness to pivot based on customer feedback.

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Application


How it works

Step 1: Two interviews - The first to learn about your business and to talk about the fit in the program, the second is an in depth whiteboard session to identify your most critical needs, the items you will focus on during the program, your deliverables.

Step 2: Acceptance - Once each party has determined there is a fit and that there is value in the program the company will officially begin the program. During the program you will have three to four deliverables that focus on the most critical aspects of your business needs.

Step 3: Weekly Mentor Sessions - Each week staff or mentors will facilitate a whiteboard session to work on your key items. The key items will be mapped out based on reasonable time frames to complete the items.

Step 4: Monthly Advisor Sessions - Each month your advisor will facilitate a check-in session to evaluate your work to date. You may complete a whiteboard session to map out any obstacles to accomplishing your critical success factors.

Features
 

1:1 Mentoring

 

Weekly whiteboard sessions

 

Community events

 

Free access to space

 

Community connections

 

Focus on critical factors

 

Subject matter experts

Our space
 

Furnished office space

 

250Mbps internet access

 

Secure building WIFI

 

Ethernet subnet

 

Electric car charging

 

Physical mailbox

 

Printing services

 

Free coffee & tea

 

Kitchen access

 

Flexible workspace

Pricing


The  Program & Office Space

Program

Startup Business:

 

$300 per month*

Office Space (If Needed)

Rent:

$200 - $250 per month

Deposit:

$1,000 Refundable

Deposit required as well as general liability renters insurance.

* Program duration is specific per entrepreneur based on the critical success factors you want to tackle.