|  BREAKTHROUGH TO SCALE

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|  PROGRAM OBJECTIVES 

The ultimate goal of the Breakthough to Program is to help entrepreneurs develop scalable strategies. We believe that a successful scale-up journey begins with four fundamental blocks: (1) product-market fit, (2) a resourceful team, (3) well-defined funding pathways and (4) demonstrated impact. 

Our Program is a unique mix of an initial capital injection, expert-lead masterclasses, milestone-based follow-on funding, 1:1 Venture Partner support, and access to a deep set of mentors that help companies achieve business objectives.

Product Market Fit

We help build a market-informed product roadmap and go-to-market strategy to maximize your reach and grow your customer base.

Team-Building Support

Work with a team of seasoned executives, including a dedicated Venture Partner who guides you through the Program. Identify team gaps and recruit next key hires.

Funding Pathways

We assist in the development of an investor-ready business model and funding presentation including introductions to follow-on sources of capital.

Impact

We guide the development of efficacy and impact systems that drive product adoption and open up new pathways to partnerships.

Post-Program Support

We continue to provide ongoing support after the Program’s completion including introductions to customers, corporate development partnerships, and future funders.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

12-Weeks Programming, 1-2 Weeks on Site in Boston

Personalized Support, Venture Partner, 1:1 Mentorship

Up to $150k, Milestone-based, Two-Phase Funding

Demo Day, Investor Network, Meet Future Funders

|  OUR INVESTMENT CRITERIA

INDUSTRY:  We are looking for companies that are building innovative products and services for the K-12, Higher Ed, Workforce development & Lifelong learning markets.

BUSINESS MODELS: We invest into companies that transact direct-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-government (B2G), or with enterprise clients.

STAGE: Applicants must have a product, revenue, and have entered the market but need targeted help to deeply analyze customer needs, advance go-to-market tactics, design scale into operations and, importantly, deliver impactful, efficacy-driven outcomes. Companies seeking funding must have at least $100k in annual recurring revenue (ARR).

INVESTMENT: Companies are eligible for a total investment of up to $150k broken down into two phases 1) initial investment upon acceptance to the Program 2) follow-on funding based on individual milestones evaluated 6 months after the Program completion.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS: At least one co-founder, usually the CEO, must be available to attend the Program (approximately 15 hours per week of participation and projects). We do not work with companies that plan to attend other accelerator Programs during the time of the Program

Learn more about our past investments here.

|  OUR PARTNERS

TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

Through our corporate partnerships your business may be eligible for direct credits, applied to help cover costs with select service providers.

EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS

We work with a number of local K-12 and Higher Education institutions and programs to provide our portfolio with piloting, testing, and research support.

EDTECH PARTNERS

Relationships with edtech partners allow us to conduct research, pilot concepts, host events, and partner with education-centric communities to support your growth.