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Are you looking to get your startup into Techstars, 500 Startups, Y Combinator or other accelerators? Startup Next is a top pre-accelerator program that will help your startup make the progress needed to stand out from others applying.

During Startup Next, teams will:
*Test their startup idea and team
*Get weekly hands-on mentorship & pitch coaching
*Be held accountable and held to focus on important growth metrics
*Grow their network of startup experts and other founders

Startup Next is an intense mentorship program consisting of 3 hour weekly (once a week) sessions for five weeks. Teams are expected to hustle outside the sessions and complete a small set of reporting deliverables each week in preparation for the mentorship.

Following the program, Startup Next teams that have demonstrated their readiness and progress will have access to a number of value-added resources from the Startup Next global team including:
*Exposure through demo days & special events
*Introducti...
Are you looking to get your startup into Techstars, 500 Startups, Y Combinator or other accelerators? Startup Next is a top pre-accelerator program that will help your startup make the progress needed to stand out from others applying.

During Startup Next, teams will:
*Test their startup idea and team
*Get weekly hands-on mentorship & pitch coaching
*Be held accountable and held to focus on important growth metrics
*Grow their network of startup experts and other founders

Startup Next is an intense mentorship program consisting of 3 hour weekly (once a week) sessions for five weeks. Teams are expected to hustle outside the sessions and complete a small set of reporting deliverables each week in preparation for the mentorship.

Following the program, Startup Next teams that have demonstrated their readiness and progress will have access to a number of value-added resources from the Startup Next global team including:
*Exposure through demo days & special events
*Introductions & referrals to accelerators or investors partners of Startup Next
*Continued mentorship from successful entrepreneurs or domain experts in the startup space
*Connections to potential customers looking to work with high quality and scaling startups

What is the cost to participate if accepted?
*This program does not take any equity
*There is a program fee of $300 per team member. Teams will only need to make a payment only after being accepted into the program
*The program fee helps us cover the local logistics and support of volunteer mentors & facilitators.

What are the application requirements?
*2-4 founders on team
*Teams must have a hacker/hustler combination
*Unique, technology-enabled startup idea attacking a big market
*Some proof of an MVP
*Some level of previous customer validation
*Team video
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Chris Bechtel Growth Consultant, Start-Up Advisor, Customer Acquisition and Sales Coaching, former SaaS CEO, Marketing Executive
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Christopher Bailey I have a passion for using technology to solve problems and save lives.
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Daniel Johnsen Technologist by trade, entrepreneur by heart
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Dave Parker Venture Partner, SevenPeaksVentures.com. Author @6MonthStarutp, Former VP Products & Programs at UP Global @DaveParkerSEA
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David Hess Founder of Data Bakery (http://data-bakery.com). We deliver custom software solutions for companies and entrepreneurs with custom needs.
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Edward Lopategui PLM/CAD Engineering SME for Aerospace/Automotive
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Ginger Zumaeta CEO @ Zumaeta Group | Marketing, Brand, Storytelling, Acquisition & Retention Specialist
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Heather Nichols Marketing Maven that knows how to speak to customers' needs and wants!
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Michael Browning Entrepreneur and Investor who believes that anything is possible through hard work and creativity.
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Sofia Stefania Agras Ground floor of many well-known startups, generating $150M+ through Sales/BizDev. Vassar, Columbia Grad. Market Researcher- Harvard Business
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