100Vets

 

Through the 100Vets Fellowship, any U.S. veteran or service member who wants to start a technology company can apply to a U.S. Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant from each chapter will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.


Veterans and active service members possess the work ethic, high character, and strong leadership skills needed to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies. To inspire and enable the military community to build technology companies, the Founder Institute has partnered with Vet-Tech, the nation's leading startup accelerator for military veterans, to offer the 100Vets Fellowship.

Through this Fellowship, any U.S. veteran or service member who wants to start a technology company can apply to a U.S. Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant from will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.

Learn more about the program at http://FI.co/vets.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the 100Vets Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, August 28, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the 100Vets Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the 100Vets Fellowship.


 Procopio’s Emerging Growth and Technology practice group assists start-ups and emerging growth companies in various fields, including information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech, with all aspects of their formation, development and funding, from the initial idea through liquidity. Our team-oriented approach offers clients access to attorneys who are familiar with and understand their products, technology and business models.

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San Diego Venture Group is a non-profit business association with a mission to support and promote the venture capital and start-up company eco-system in the San Diego region. Our 800 members include venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, experienced executives, and professionals who support them.

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Hera Hub is a spa-inspired, coworking space for female entrepreneurs in San Diego. This as-needed, flexible work and meeting space provides a productive work environment for women. Affordable monthly membership options are perfect for freelancers, independent consultants, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and authors.

Hera Hub members have access to professional office space to meet with clients and are able to connect and collaborate with like-minded businesswomen, giving them the support they need to thrive. It is the perfect place for collaboration, community, credibility and visibility.

Sales and Traction

San Diego / Orange County Autumn 2013 Semester

How do you identify and close your very first paying customers? What are best practices to charge these first paying customers? Should you charge more or less in the beginning? How do you develop a sales funnel or conversion funnel? What are some best practices to track leads and sales? How do you hustle leads and close the first sales, whether business licenses or consumer subscriptions? How do you develop a culture of sales and generating revenues in the early days of a new company?

Goal:
Start generating traction.
Date:
2014-02-13, 06:00 PM

Mentors


Tyson McDowell
President, Avadyne Health

Tyson McDowell is the Co-Founder and prior CEO of Benchmark Revenue Management which is a technology platform designed to overlay and rapidly integrate with any hospital IS infrastructure. In 2012, Benchmark merged with Avadyne Health, and Tyson became President of th...

John Girard
Co Founder & Prior CEO, JG3 LLC

John Girard co founded Clickability in 1999 in a garage with three fellow Stanford graduates. He served as the company CEO and spent 10 years building Clickability, the leading web content management software-as-a-service business, raising almost $20 million of investment...

Jimmy Hendricks
Jimmy Hendricks - CEO & Co-Founder, Lightpost Digital & Deal Current Network , Light Post Digital & Deal Current Network

Jimmy Hendricks is Co-Founder and CEO of Lightpost Digital and Deal Current Network. Lightpost Digital's mission is to provide affordable and transparent online marketing to small businesses. Lightpost Digital is currently in 4 markets and expanding into 50+ in 2017. He r...


Tim Drees
Co Founder & Prior CEO

Tim currently splits his time between investing, philanthropy work, and travel. He was previously the co founder and CEO of Webmetrics Inc., a leader in advanced website monitoring and testing solutions, and remains active as an investor in emerging technologies related t...

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