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FounderStreams Accelerator launches and Geekwire coverage


April 7, 2021


Process

The FounderStreams Accelerator launched this week with 13 startups ready, willing, and eager to move their companies forward in order to become investor ready. The four week program takes place exclusively on Clubhouse, the drop in audio social media app approaching a $4 Billion valuation. Each lesson occurs live and in a public setting inside the FounderStreams Club with a closed stage with the ability for anyone to listen in from the audience, while providing take away materials relevant to the session via Instagram post.


Week 1 - April 5th - 9th:

M - 30 min Check-in at 8am PST

T - 1 hour Workshop on Startup 101 at 4pm PST

W - 30 min Check-in at 8am PST

Th - 1 hour Workshops on Storytelling at 4pm PST

Sunday - 1 hour Pitch Practice - 10am PST


Week 2- April 12th - 16th:

M - 30 min Check-in at 8am PST

T - 1 hour Workshop on Leadership at 4pm PST

W - 30 min Check-in at 8am PST

Th - 1 hour Workshops on Team & Hiring vs Consultants at 4pm PST

Sunday - 1 hour Pitch Practice - 10am PST


Week 3 - April 19th - 23rd:

M - 30 min Check-in at 8am PST

T - 1 hour Workshop on Customer & Market at 4pm PST

W - 30 min Check-in at 8am PST

Th - 1 hour Workshops on Product / MVP at 4pm PST

Sunday - 1 hour Pitch Practice - 10am PST


Week 4 - April 26th - 30th:

M - 30 min Check-in at 8am PST

T - 1 hour Workshop on Financials / Cashflow at 4pm PST

W - 30 min Check-in at 8am PST

Th - 1 hour Workshops on Growth & Exits at 4pm PST

Friday - 1 hour Pitch Practice for the showcase at 4pm PST


Saturday - Investor Showcase starting at Noon PST


Week 1 Recap

The FounderStreams Accelerator kicked off this Monday with Founder Check-In on Monday and the first Session on Tuesday. Monday's Check-In revolves around program administration and having the Founder set goals for the week, stating what they have accomplished and what they have left to complete.


On Tuesday we had our first session centered around Startup 101 and how Founders can better understand how to gage themselves when articulating their stage. Elizabeth Scallon and Jonathan G. Blanco discussed some of the intangibles of Founder / Startup life, while getting into the details of what it takes to start a company. Tackling such aspects of a Startup such as:

  • What problem are you solving?

  • Customers / Segments / Market Analysis / Sales Strategy

  • Solution/Unique Value Proposition

  • Key Resources / Metrics

  • Market Channels /Marketing Plan

  • Team / Management / Operations

  • Financials / Expenditures / Revenue

  • Funding

  • Storytelling/ Pitch

Elizabeth and Jonathan also discussed stages and steps to a startup by discussing Pre-Seed to IPO and even Exits.


You can see all our resources from each FounderStreams Accelerator sessions here.


Resources

FounderStreams believes the information and lessons provided to the Founders should be available to anyone, which is why they have gone about hosting the Cohort sessions in public on Clubhouse. Each session will have a follow on guide posted on social media and on the FounderStreams Resources page before each session.

View Startup 101



Press

The FounderStreams Accelerator received press coverage on April 6, 2021 from Geekwire, a leading startup and tech online magazine in the Pacific Northwest.


The article outlines the impetus behind launching the accelerator and outlines each of the participating companies.


“Clubhouse creates a unique method of engagement in which you really need to focus on storytelling as you cannot rely on visuals,” Blanco said. “We also believe there is a level of authenticity to Clubhouse which will lead to a new learned experience for our cohort to solidify their narrative.”


Meet the Companies

Cee Carter - Pawndr: Long distance transport for pets and animals

Lori Sardoff - Snailz: Booking and payments marketplace for nail salons

Rhonda Merrick - Global Music Library: Step by step library for musical composition

Byron Johnson - AIME Says: AI for Schools

Youngwon Lee - Dokkaebier: Asian inspired craft brewery with eCommerce

Michele Wytas - Toesty Sheets: Simplifying bed making with fitted top-sheet

German Urrego - Unividoc: Telemedicine marketplace, 100% in Spanish

James Spalding - VOALÁ IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY: Reinventing jewellery shopping with AR & AI

Soheil Nikbin - Zalamon: Decentralizing Finance with faster payments

Chris Thompson - Homsby: Guided home purchase without a real estate agent

Andre Smith - Chosn Relationship App: Closed social network for meaningful relationships

Christopher Roberts - C4G Security: Technology enabled private security

Derrick Green - WAWN Family Products: Socially conscious, allergen free American comfort food

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