Applications for San Antonio’s first ever Startup Next are open! What does that mean for our community? Startups with great ideas looking to to learn from experts, receive standout mentorship and perfect their pitches are in luck. Techstars now offers a pre-accelerator program that prepares startups to apply to accelerators and pitch seed investors. The program runs for six weeks on Tuesday evenings starting April 19th. Founders will have plenty of time outside of the program to work on their companies.
If you’re an early stage startup looking to take your company to the next level, apply by April 5th to be considered for the program! Startup Next is completely free and sponsored by Geekdom. Click here to begin your application!
Who will lead the program? Blake Yeager and Luke Owen will manage Startup Next. Founders will benefit from Blake’s experience as Managing Director of Techstars and earlier work with Rackspace, ZeroVM and Gandi Innovations. Companies can also learn from Luke’s startup and operational experience as Geekdom’s COO and prior work with TrueAbility and Rackspace. More mentors and experts will support the program as well.
Topics covered in Startup Next will include pitching, customer development, market sizing, product/market fit and fundability. Sessions will begin at 6 pm each Tuesday with a talk from an expert. Founders will then have an hour to practice their pitches. Finally, sessions end with feedback from mentors.
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