Startup Next Saint Louis

    Tuesday, March 24 - May 11, 2015


  1. Program Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers and Mentors
  4. Facilitating Team

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Startup Next
St. Louis

Tuesday, March 24 - May 11, 2015



Tuesday, March 24 - May 11, 2015
Program starts at 6:00 pm

T-REX 911 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO


Applications have closed

Startup Next is the #1 startup pre-acceleration program in the world

Whether you want to get accepted into a top accelerator program or raise a seed round, this hands-on mentorship program and our network of accelerators and investors can help you get there.

Startup Next has helped dozens of startups get into top accelerators and raise millions of dollars in seed funding. See our success stories and case studies.

The program consists of 3 hour weekly sessions for 5 weeks. While 5 weeks is short, we go above and beyond after the program to continue helping our alumni. Check out the session breakdown and post-program benefits.

If you have questions, check out our FAQs to understand whether Startup Next is a good fit for your startup. Feel free to reach out to stlouis@startupnext.co with other questions.




Program Schedule

Tuesday March 24th


6:00 pm
Opening Remarks
Startup Next opening presentation and program expectations


6:10 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Accelerators, followed by a Q&A session


6:55 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by feedback from peers, facilitators, and mentors


7:40 pm
Session Recap
Learnings and expectations for next session


7:55 pm
Networking

Tuesday March 31st


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Customer Development, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Tuesday April 7th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Pitching, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Tuesday April 14th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Product/Market Fit, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Tuesday April 21st


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Market Sizing, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
3 min pitches with slides by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Tuesday April 28th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Fundability, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
3 min pitches with slides by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the demo day

Monday May 11th


5:00 am
Graduation Begins!
Reception and Networking


5:30 am
Opening
About Program, Teams, Mentors


5:35 am
Final Pitches
Every team giving a 3 min pitch with slides, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors or judges


Speakers and Mentors


Jason Ashton
Business Solutions Specialist, Alexander Open Systems



Ken Herold
CTO, Selequity



Joe Roberts
Director of Entrepreneurship, Webster University



Dan Reus
Founder, Openly Disruptive



Adesh Sharma
Chief Digital Officer, WSI Social Media Marketing



Brian Matthews
Co-Founder, Cultivation Capital

Brian Matthews co-founded Cultivation Capital. Brian has a passion for mentoring and developing start-up founders. He is an investor and mentor at Capital Innovators and a founder of River City Internet Group. Brian is a serial entrepreneur having co-founded and assisted in the sale of the following technology companies: Primary Network to Mpower Communications in 2000, Primary Webworks to Perficient in 2001, CDM Fantasy Sports to Liberty Media in 2006, and IntraISP to Clearwire Communications in 2007.


Hal Gentry
Director, SixThirty & Partner, Capital Innovators



Facilitating Team

  • Harlee
    Sorkin
  • Jay
    DeLong
  • Brandon
    Giesegh


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