Virtual group learning, one-on-one coaching, and live pitch practice for pre-seed and seed startups.
Two distinct tracks
This track is specifically for aspiring entrepreneurs who may not have a business idea yet, or for startups that have not yet generated revenue. It is also for entrepreneurship instructors/faculty who are looking to supplement their classwork with institutional investor-designed programming.
This track is reserved for revenue-generating startups and for life science companies that have completed pre-clinical trials. This training places a greater emphasis on developing business models, pitch decks, and executive summaries from lessons learned and data collected.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
What it takes to be an entrepreneur and launch a startup
The ideation process to find impactful problems to solve
How to interview the market to validate the severity of the problem, market size, and current solutions for the problem (competition)
How to identify the optimal solution to a problem
Best practices in recruiting a team of co-founders and advisors
Expectations for early stage capital raising
How to build a go-to-market strategy; including business model, marketing/sales strategy, milestones, and the ask
How to put it all together in a 10-slide pitch deck and practice pitching
All the tools needed to compete for an Elevate Nexus Regional Pre-Seed Award of $20,000
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
Learn expectations for early-revenue startup fundraising
Develop and refine a pitch deck and executive summary tailored for seed round investors
Receive one-on-one coaching from Elevate Ventures Entrepreneurs-in-Residence
Have numerous pitch practice opportunities in front of peers and investment professionals
All the tools needed to compete for an Elevate Nexus Regional Pre-Seed Award of $80,000
Schedules for spring and summer cohorts can be found below.
Fall cohort schedule will be available at a later date.
|Spring Cohort||Summer Cohort
All sessions are on Wednesdays
9:00 AM-10:00 AM ET
All sessions are Wednesdays
10:30 AM-12:00 PM ET
|January 31, 2022||May 23, 2022||Application Deadline||Application Deadline|
|February 4, 2022||May 27, 2022||Participants Notified||Participants Notified|
|February 16, 2022||June 8, 2022||Session 1: Onboarding & Intro to Entrepreneurial Mindset||Session 1: Onboarding & Intro to Executive Summary|
|February 23, 2022||June 15, 2022||Session 2: Ideation & Business Model Innovation||Work Week|
|March 2, 2022||June 22, 2022||Work Week||Session 2: Creating a Winning Pitch Deck|
|March 9, 2022||June 29, 2022||Session 3: Intro to Executive Summary & Pitch Deck||Work Week|
|March 16, 2022||July 6, 2022||Work Week||Session 3: Pitch Deck Iteration & How to Pitch to Investors|
|March 23, 2022||July 13, 2022||Session 4: Pitch Deck Iteration & How to Pitch to Investors||Session 4: Coaching & Peer Pitch Practice|
|March 30, 2022||July 20, 2022||Session 5: Coaching & Peer Pitch Practice||Session 5: Pitch Deck Design & Peer Pitch Practice|
|April 6, 2022||July 27, 2022||Practice Pitch Day with Elevate Ventures|