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Boost is a three-month residential program designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs successfully grow their startups.
Cohort: 6-10 Companies
Investment: Up to $70k
Breakthrough is designed for companies with proven product-market fit and repeatable revenue. Expect a highly personalized program, tailored to your needs.
Cohort: 4-6 Companies
Investment: Up to $120k
BOOST PROGRAM DETAILS
What is Boost?
The LearnLaunch Boost program is a three-month program designed to help early stage edtech entrepreneurs successfully grow their startups. Founders participate in a residential program in Boston, Massachusetts, where they are immersed in a community of like-minded professionals committed to helping them grow their businesses.
The goal of LearnLaunch Boost is to advance the product and market development process so that entrepreneurs will be able to secure the resources they need to grow. LearnLaunch provides seed funding ($20k for 6% plus potentially up to $50k in additional funding) for companies selected to its cohort. Participating companies meet weekly with mentors who push them to identify and take the most leveraged next steps to grow their products and companies.
During the program, companies regularly interact with leading edtech experts. Boost has also developed an edtech-focused curriculum that provides tremendous insight into how to navigate the education industry.
During the first month we work with companies to test their key assumptions and then develop an individual work plan. During the second month, founders work with their mentors on company-specific issues, such as customer interaction, user interface design, and product development. In the final month of the program, founders develop an action plan, including strategies for launching their product, expanding their company, and pitching to investors. The program culminates with presentations at the LearnLaunch Accelerator Demo Day in June.
LearnLaunch continues to guide and support companies for three months after they finish the accelerator program to help them grow their startups into thriving companies.
BREAKTHROUGH PROGRAM DETAILS
Post-Seed Stage/Pre-Series A Companies
1. Revenue Stage (ideally 250k in Annual Revenue)
2. Experienced & Complete Team (core operations team and hiring plan)
3. Significant Runway (at least 6 months of runway)
Using our unique mix of milestone-based funding, 1×1 Venture Partner support, and deep set of mentors, we work with impact-driven entrepreneurs on achieving product-market fit and developing scaling strategies. Our relationship-driven approach supports funding, partnerships and growth for the long-term.
Pre-Program: For selected companies, we do intensive pre-work before you arrive so that we can jump right into the program while you’re in person. During the pre-accelerator phase of the program, we will do a deep dive and start introducing you to our mentor and partner network and will create a personalized plan for your company.
On-Site Program: During the program, you will meet regularly with your mentors and lead Venture Partner to make sure you are hitting your goals and milestones.
In addition to the resources and connections mentioned above, LearnLaunch Accelerator provides intensive company-specific workshops in areas such as business model optimization, finance, and product roadmapping.
Post-Program: After the on-site portion of the program, you will focus your energy putting the things you learned and the relationships you made to work, many of which will be guided by the milestones you define during the program. This means investor relations, identifying key hires, strategic relationships, and customers. You will also begin to refine your investor deck in preparation for Demo Day.