Can I join from ANY state/country?
Yes. The program is 100% online and designed for remote access.
When is the next cohort?
We run a cohort about once a quarter. Please email [email protected] or send us a message in the chatbox for details.
What can founders expect?
First, founders complete the 6- week program (LIVE, online classes weekly).
Immediately after the 6-week program, we ask founders to submit:
1) Their final "key-signal scorecard",
2) 5 min pitch video, and
3) Their pitch deck.
Once they have been reviewed and the material is deemed investor-ready, we invite founders to:
- Pitch accredited, active investors (online) at a demo day for feedback
Build an advisory board with investors, veteran founders, and experts (such as the lead designer @Netlfix, PM @Google and Integrated Marketing Lead @Instagram) so you can grow your business with their connections/expertise.
What is your track record?
Our team has worked with 200+ startups from 10 countries over the past three years. In their personal capacity - advisors have worked with startups that have raised over $60M.
See founder testimonials above.
Is the StartupPilot Program remote?
Yes, all meetings and classes are conducted online.
Can I reapply for advisors and demo day if I am not ready after the initial 6 weeks?
Yes. We will also give you feedback as to why your material was not investor-ready.
What kinds of startups do you work with?
Our program is best suited for startups that have raised less than $2M, have fewer than 10 employees, are tech-enabled, and have a credible founder(s). We are industry agnostic (we have worked with startups from across 20 industries).
The 6-week program helps founders build investor-ready and viable startups. ALL startups can join the program. At the end of the 6 weeks - we select startups to pitch investors at demo day and apply for advisory board members. We select founders based on the material they compile over the 6 weeks incl:
- Final KeySignal ScoreCard
- Pitch Deck
- 5 min Pitch Video
We give preference to startups that have plans to scale globally, can generate traction in a covid and post-covid economy and have plans to scale globally (no hyper-local solutions are selected at this stage).
Do you have a payment plan available?
Yes. We do not take equity. We are a fee-based acceleration program. Founders can pay $998 upfront OR pay $398 per month x 3 months. See 'Pricing' above.
How many startups per cohort
We usually haver 18 - 20 startups per cohort.
What can I expect at demo day?
A panel of active, accredited investors will listen to your pitch on zoom, and give you feedback. NOTE: We do not promise funds/investments from investors.
Why do you charge a fee for the program?
We are a business. We pay for our coaches, advisors and administrators expertise - so that we can help founders increase their investor-readiness and build viable startups. Our paid model allows us to run the program sustainably.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes - we offer underrepresented founders a scholarships. 10 percent of every cohort is devoted to scholarship seats. To apply - click here
Is there a money back guarantee if I don't enjoy the program?
If you do not see value in the program within 30 days of joining - we will issue a full refund (no questions asked).
How much time per week should I plan to participate in the program?
Average Total: 2 hours per week x 6 weeks.
There is a 1- hour live class every week, with a LIVE Q and A session.
Additionally, on average - founders spend an extra 1hour per week performing activities and "homework."
The above are estimates and will vary based on founders experience. traction and knowledge.
How long will I have access to the community and platform?
Once a founder has joined the program, they have full access to the platform and community for three months.
How often is there a cohort?
We typically run at least one cohort per quarter.
Can my cofounders join?
Every purchase of the program comes with two seats.