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STARTUP ACCELERATOR

For tech people with a passion to push it forward.

thinklab

1. Your personal investment into the foundations of your technology venture and skill development as a founder and entrepreneur.

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Components

of thinklab

By design, the ThinkLab startup non-seed accelerator helps founders and entrepreneurs determine whether there is sufficient value to pursue a product or service idea, identify potential markets, develop a path to market strategy, and learn how to communicate the value of the idea to early stakeholders and adopters.

+ Mapping out the value proposition for your technology idea

+ Customer development and validation of the customer’s pain.

+ Validating your technology with your potential customers.

+ Mapping out your path to market.

+ Developing your story and pitch “arsenal” for early stakeholders and early adopters.

+ Determining to proceed, pivot or shelve your idea.

Admission Criteria

1

Founders must be working on some proprietary technology or process with a high barrier to entry. Founders must own the rights to the technology or have licensed the technology.

2

Founder must sign the client engagement agreement which includes a mutual non-disclosure agreement.

3

Founder must agree to attend workshops and complete the content within 16 weeks.

4

Founder must pay program fee of $1,000.

"ThinkLab is an outlet for the closet entrepreneur, where you can fulfill your internal destiny of writing your own path and directing your own dreams, with the support of a diverse group of innovative thinkers who mentor, grow and cultivate long lasting relationships among the community. They foster a ongoing commitment of giving back by truly giving to our community of innovators, who go overlooked and unnoticed in their day-day jobs. No company is too small, as this program will foster and grow your idea into a reality. They live by the motto “dream big, work hard, love life, and  give back.”

Allison Silveus

Co-founder of

Gamified Screening Solutions LLC

Workshop Content

In our startup accelerator, we use the following Methodologies: Wendy Kennedy’s So what? Who cares? Why you?® Methodology  and the Business Model Canvas.

unit 1

Big Picture & Visual

Language

unit 5

Business Model

Canvas

unit 9

Go-To-Market

Plan

unit 2

Problem Validation & Value Proposition

unit 6

Path to Market

Strategy

unit 10

Storyboarding

Sessions

unit 3

Customer Discovery & Development

unit 7

Competitive

Edge

unit 11

Execution:

Gaps & Blind Spots

unit 4

Customer Development Ctd.: Product-Market Fit?

unit 8

Financial

Forecasting

unit 12

Final 

Presentations

Client

Benefits

+ Weekly Office Hours with professional services partners (attorneys, CPAs, etc.)

+ Use of TechFW facilities (conference rooms, open workspace, etc.) as available.

Hubspot for Startups Partner Program: Up to 90% scholarship based on eligibility requirements

+ Weekly 3-hour workshops with significant work outside the workshops.

+ Skills training and toolkit development to engage potential stakeholders.

+ TechFW clients qualify for $10,000 credit with TMAC to work on their technologies.

+ TechFW clients are eligible for: $25,000 in AWS Promotional Credit valid for 2 years or $100,000 in AWS Promotional Credit for 1 year and 1 year of AWS Business Support (up to $10,000) AWS Activate is a program with resources designed to help startups get started on Amazon Web Services.

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the jump?

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