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Rockstart accelerator

Rockstart accelerator
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Sold. Accelerate Startupbootcamp has accelerated 60 startups since 2010 and has developed a proven process to get startups from around the world accelerated with success. We follow a strict Playbook developed based on experience from the many programs and best practice is constantly fed into the next programs. This ensures all programs are run at consistent and high quality standards. Mentors The secret sauce of Startupbootcamp is our mentors. Finding the right mentors for your startup is like dating. The Deal All startups are offered the same deal, which includes: € 15,000 living expensesfree incubator space for 6 months€ 450,000 in free services from partners (eg free server space and software)tons of mentoringaccess to investors In return we ask for 8% equity. Pilot customers We have teamed up with some of the worlds leading brands who both act as mentors during the program and in a lot of cases are willing to be a pilot customers for our startups. Managing Mentors Mentors need to be managed. Shape Build Sell

FinTech Innovation Lab Watch this short video to learn more The process starts with an open application – with successful short-listed applicants pitching directly 'Dragon's Den style' to our panel of senior CIOs and CTOs. We then invite six finalists to join the programme which runs from January to March. This culminates in the 'Investor Day' when you could find yourself presenting to a room full of venture capitalists, business angels, senior financial services executives, and national and international media. Join our 'accelerator' programme and develop your banking technology with the decision-makers that matter Are you an early-stage business with an innovative idea? Held in a trusted, collaborative and non-sales environment, this innovative 12-week mentoring programme is your opportunity to work with potential future customers and perfect your propositions, gain unique insights into the banking industry and build strong relationships.

Fondo Italiano di investimento e Gruppo Azimut investono nel nuovo fondo Programma P101 La voce girava da tempo e ora la notizia è ufficiale, il nuovo veicolo nato a seguito delle operazioni del Fondo Italiano di Ivestimento si chaima Programma 101, nome che riprende quello del mitico primo calcolatore della storia dell'informatica messo a punto da Olivetti. Dopo le operazioni con 360 Capital Partners e con United Ventures ecco quindi la nuova operazione che vede coinvolto anche il Gruppo Azimut e che sarà guidata da Andrea Di Camillo. Qui di seguito il testo del comunicato stampa diffuso oggi che illustra i dettagli dell'operazione che si concentrerà su start-up digitali, avrà una dotazione di 50 milioni di euro, e lavorerà a stretto contatto con gl incubatori. Programma 101 rappresenta la prima concreta iniziativa di collegamento tra il mondo del venture capital ed alcuni tra i principali incubatori di imprese attivi nel settore digitale.

OpenBrand Learn more about the makers of - full-featured online business plan software - LivePlan About Us We are Palo Alto Software Makers of the #1 selling business planning software in the world, we develop tools and content to help small and mid-sized businesses pitch, plan, manage and grow their ventures. LivePlan, our flagship product, is a SaaS (software as a service) solution for pitch creation, business planning, and ongoing financial management. LivePlan guides you through building a comprehensive business plan and a infographic pitch; it also analyzes accounting information in real-time to provide just the right data to keep your business on track, with actionable business insights to ensure you maintain a healthy cash flow as your business grows. LivePlan, is the first online business planning and management software that was created by actual business planning experts. Palo Alto Software's initial business planning product, the Windows-based Business Plan Pro, has outsold the combined competition for the last decade. About Tim Berry Management Team

From Nothing To Something. How To Get There. This guest post was written by Meebo CEO Seth Sternberg. It is the first in a series of posts he’s writing about the decisions a young entrepreneur needs to make when she/he is first starting a business. The timing is perfect, there is more than a little overlap with Vivek Wadhwa’s guest post on venture capital earlier today. I was one of those kids who just couldn’t stop trying to start a company. This is the first post in what’s going to be a series of blogs on how to go from nothing – no connections, no team, no money and no knowledge of how the startup industry really works – to operating a growing business. One of the things I do as a founder of a later stage startup is to meet with early stage entrepreneurs to help them get their companies going. At the exact moment you had your idea, ten other people had the exact same idea. Inevitably, the excuses begin: I need to hire people to build the product. First and foremost, find a great founding team. Finally, get good mentors.

Auctionata Access to finance and business finance advice for SMEs in the UK Successful businesses may sometimes find further growth hampered by a lack of funding. They may also be unaware of the full array of finance options available, from commercial loans to angel investors and everything in between. GrowthAccelerator will show you new ways to source and pitch for investment, helping your business expand, move into new markets and explore new products and services. Are you finding it difficult to attract the right funding for your business? Want to know more about meeting investor requirements? You’ll work with Access to Finance because based on your barriers to growth and business issues, you and your Growth Manager have agreed that business financing is a priority area you need to address. Support is customised for your individual needs, and you and your Growth Manager will work together to agree the coaching sessions and supporting masterclasses which are right for you. How will my business benefit from Access to Finance? How will the masterclasses help me?

How to Price Your Hardware Product About the Author: Marc Barros is the co-founder and former CEO of Contour Cameras. He started the company, without any hardware experience, out of a garage as an undergraduate student and lead it to a multi-million dollar business with product sold in over 40 countries and at retailers such as Apple and Best Buy. So you have a hardware product in the works? I have found pricing matters for two reasons. Although you may want your product to be affordable, it likely isn’t cheap to make when you get started. The mistake most hardware startups make is they don’t charge enough because they don’t think of the problems they will encounter at scale. After some painful lessons, this is the process I would go through if I was bringing a new device to market. Profits Matter At the end of the day you are picking a price that enables you to stay in business. Because gross margin dollars between products can vary so widely, I prefer to use gross margin percentage. Know Your Costs Top Down Pricing