As the Hustler on a Startup team, you own the customers, brand, marketing, investors, team execution, and revenue. It is an enormous task and the playing field is littered with land mines . The likelihood of you making it through alone is nearly zero - but that’s why the rewards are so large.
As the Hacker on a Startup team, you own the requirements, product management, development, and scaling of the product. The startup landscape is littered with failed companies that did not get this right. Our Startup CTO Program supports you in these decisions and helps you build out that critical world-class team.
Startups are everywhere and the opportunities for investment are endless. But, how do you make the right investment in the right market, the right product, and the right team. Forward Accelerator uses advanced metrics and a proven execution model to implement a “moneyball” approach to startup investing that drastically changes your odds of investment success.
We believe Founders are Heroes and that entrepreneurs that win should support the new Founders that are just learning. We engage with these amazing Founders and bring them back into the community as Founder Coaches, Mentors, and Angels. This “Pay It Forward” approach is our secret to success.
We Love Founders!
We believe Founders are Heroes. They are taking courageous risks to follow their passions and build products and services that matter to our everyday lives. Increasing startup success is our “Why” and dedication to this improvement is the reason we cannot wait to get to work each morning.
CASEY BANKORD | Co-Founder of Slimbooks
CHAD MULDER | Founder and CEO of Ruly
VALERIE ROMERO | Co-Founder and COO of Elevate by Salon
Founders' Secrets White paper
The Discovery stage is about clearly defining the product, proving that you’re solving a meaningful problem, constructing a brand, identifying the value proposition, and establishing a solid foundation as a company.
The Validation stage is about building an MVP, validating the product with real customers, organizing a product roadmap, identifying a business model, winning early customers, and building a core team of investors, advisors, partners, and team members. This stage is meant to take your idea and turn it into a product for which an increasing number of real customers are paying.
The Efficiency stage is about optimizing your conversion funnel, securing key customers, finding a repeatable business model, and maximizing your use of cash. This stage is meant to refine your business model to ensure consistency and repeatability.
The Scale stage is about multiplying your efforts through massive customer acquisition, excellent customer service and support, a stellar management team, a robust personal and corporate brand, and financial sustainability. This stage is meant to leverage strength in IP, brand, and customer loyalty to create massive value in the market and begin to capture it successfully.