The Telluride Venture Network (previously known as the TVA) is now accepting applications to the 2021 Investment Bootcamp. Applications will be open through May 31st, 2021. Companies will be accepted on a rolling basis. The TVN’s Investment Bootcamp is for startup companies in any industry that are actively seeking equity or revenue-based investment. The bootcamp is focused on serving companies based in the Telluride region and the Western Slope particularly and Colorado generally.

This bootcamp will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person formats and will run from June 24th through July 8th. June 24th - -July 4th will be virtual. The cohort will meet in Telluride on July 5th, participate in TVN’s Demo Day on July 7th at 4pm at the Nugget Theater in Telluride, Colorado, and conclude the bootcamp by noon on July 8th. COVID appropriate housing for July 5-8th will be provided if needed for entrepreneurs outside the Telluride region.

Bootcamp Overview:
Having spent years observing an...
The Telluride Venture Network (previously known as the TVA) is now accepting applications to the 2021 Investment Bootcamp. Applications will be open through May 31st, 2021. Companies will be accepted on a rolling basis. The TVN’s Investment Bootcamp is for startup companies in any industry that are actively seeking equity or revenue-based investment. The bootcamp is focused on serving companies based in the Telluride region and the Western Slope particularly and Colorado generally.

This bootcamp will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person formats and will run from June 24th through July 8th. June 24th - -July 4th will be virtual. The cohort will meet in Telluride on July 5th, participate in TVN’s Demo Day on July 7th at 4pm at the Nugget Theater in Telluride, Colorado, and conclude the bootcamp by noon on July 8th. COVID appropriate housing for July 5-8th will be provided if needed for entrepreneurs outside the Telluride region.

Bootcamp Overview:
Having spent years observing and working with startups and accelerator programs, we pride ourselves on being innovative in our approach. We are a FEE BASED accelerator, no equity required in order to participate, though we will connect companies to relevant area funders like the Telluride Venture Fund. Other key areas that make us stand out: 1) an intensely focused two week time period, 2) a subject matter focus, and 3) a community of mentors that rivals metro communities due to Telluride as unique attractiveness to the business and investment community.

Programming:
The investment bootcamp is focused on the areas that founders most need help with in order to have a successful fundraise including: a pitch, an investor pipeline, a financial model, an emailable deck, and confidence holding meetings with investors. In a short two weeks, the bootcamp will focus the company efforts on preparing or accelerating a fundraise. The bootcamp will end with a Demo Day attended by area investors to launch companies into the fundraising process.

Continued Access: Once companies apply and are accepted to a TVA Bootcamp, they have access to any future bootcamps. Note: TVA can only provide housing for one bootcamp per company.

Diversity & Stage: The standard accelerator model biases itself towards younger, single, and extremely early stage ventures. We're proud to have over 50% of applicants with a female founder and an average age of 37. The average company in 2018 had over $300k in established revenue the year prior.
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