This past Wednesday I attended the StarterStudio mentor appreciation night. During this event, a new class of StarterStudio companies pitched their business to mentors that can offer assistance with fundraising (refining their pitch deck & biz plan), better understanding their customers, product improvement, marketing, refining their business model, sales / business development, etc.
I was impressed by the current status and potential of a number of the companies. I’m looking forward to seeing the new heights these startups will reach after going through the official accelerator program. I can say that I have already had conversations with several entrepreneurs that pitched since mentor night and have found them to be very coachable and eager to grow, which is promising.
The companies spanned two core levels – either Seed Stage, or Ideation.
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Seed Stage Teams
Taab (did not present)
|Ideation Stage Teams
GoGo Power Juice
XMDocs (formerly Fletebase)
via StarterStudio team…
Last night marked the introduction of our new Starters In Residence (SIR) program that will bring experienced entrepreneurs with deep subject matter expertise in-house to meet with our Starter teams. This is our own brand of Entrepreneur In Residence that you’ll find in other well known accelerators and incubators. SIRs will spend a day or more each week helping our teams grow their ideas and companies.
We are very excited to bring this powerhouse lineup to StarterStudio:
Lyn’s technology career spans three-plus decades with a large focus on interactive technologies and computer mapping. A passionate community service volunteer and philanthropist, she continues her deep commitment to provide equal opportunities for under-served girls and women. After a long stint in executive roles at AOL, she retired in 2002 from her final role as CEO of AOL Australia’s joint venture company with Bertelsmann AG. LinkedIn.
A “graduate” of StarterStudio’s Ideation Stage and Seed Stage Accelerators, Luis is the founder of Artistry.ai, an e-commerce optimization company leveraging artificial intelligence. He received his law degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and was a JAG (Judge Advocate General) Officer in the U.S. Army for more than seven years. He applies his technology and programming expertise to his own business, as well as a mentor to many startup teams at StarterStudio. LinkedIn.
An experienced finance and strategy pro, Scott is a CPA with deep experience in global sustainable businesses. He frequently consults with early-stage, high-growth companies and is also a Principal of All Star Materials, LLC, an aggregate and concrete business he refers to as a true “bricks and mortar” business. LinkedIn.
Steven is both an entrepreneur and an advisor to startups with special expertise in product management and retail advertising. He spent nearly ten years with local success story Channel Intelligence that was sold to Google in 2013 for $125 million. Steven continued his executive career with Google after the sale where he led teams that took a $75 million line of business to $1 billion in revenues. LinkedIn.