Funds $20k per team
Takes 6% equity
Markets B2B/Enterprise E‑commerce Education Finance Insurance 11 more
Straight Shot offers entrepreneurs the tools they need to rapidly develop their business, instantly generate a network of support and customers and go to market effectively. Straight Shot was founded by Mark Hasebroock who also co-founded of, which is now the world's 18th largest online retailer.

In its first year, Straight Shot attracted mentors from across the Midwest, including leaders from Berkshire Hathaway and the nation's largest private bank, First National Bank, as well as mentors from both coasts. The curriculum is stacked with mastery classes taught by other entrepreneurs with successful e-commerce and software as a service (“SaaS”) business experience and proven ability to attack problems, while creating solutions that generate revenue.

The ninety-day program begins in June 2014 and concludes with a demo day event in which each startup presents their business to the a packed theatre of national investors, media and various startup and corporate leaders.


Erica Wassinger Founder/managing director of Startup Collaborative, a nonprofit dedicated to radically improving the odds of success for Midwest startups.


$70–150 year • 1-5%
$80–150 year • 1-10%