1. Your personal investment into the foundations of your technology venture and skill development as a founder and entrepreneur.
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.
Thanks to the Presenting Sponsor of ThinkLab™:
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.
Founder must sign the client engagement agreement which includes a mutual non-disclosure agreement.
Founder must agree to attend workshops and complete the content within 16 weeks.
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.”
Co-founder of Unbent
In our startup accelerator, we use the following Methodologies: Wendy Kennedy’s So what? Who cares? Why you?® Methodology and the Business Model Canvas.
Big Picture & Visual
Problem Validation & Value Proposition
Path to Market
Customer Discovery & Development
Gaps & Blind Spots
Customer Development Ctd.: Product-Market Fit?
+ Weekly Office Hours with professional services partners (attorneys, CPAs, etc.)
+ Use of TechFW facilities (conference rooms, open workspace, etc.) as available.
+ Weekly 3-hour workshops with significant work outside the workshops.
+ Skills training and toolkit development to engage potential stakeholders.
+ AWS Activate Portfolio benefits:
Cloud credits: Experiment, build, and grow with up to $5,000 in free AWS Cloud credits for 2 years.
Business support: Receive 1 year of AWS Business Support (up to $1,500 ) for 24/7 access to technical support and architectural guidance from AWS Cloud support engineers as you build and test.
Technical training: Get hands-on practice with 80 free credits for self-paced labs. The labs provide real cloud environments to help you learn and build AWS Cloud skills.
Exclusive content & offers: Take advantage of discounts, free products, recommended content, and a library of AWS services and tools through a personalized AWS Activate console.