LESS THAN ONE WEEK TO APPLY
More than 50 entrepreneurs from across the nation have submitted applications to the LaunchHouse Accelerator program. The application deadline for the LaunchHouse Accelerator is July 1, with the program to begin on September 4, 2012.
The Accelerator is modeled after the nation’s best incubators, like Y Combinator and Tech Stars. To apply, entrepreneurs need to be in technology (data, SAAS, healthcare software, security, storage), internet (e-commerce, gaming, advertising, social networking, media, search, enabling tech), mobile (applications, communications, gaming, monetization), need a team of two or three co-founders, and one brilliant idea. Ten teams will be selected for the 12-week program in September.
Each team will receive $25,000 in funding and will be surrounded with experience-based lab sessions, an innovative work environment, dinners and networking with successful entrepreneurs, and endless amounts of free coffee!
The LaunchHouse Accelerator program helps the entrepreneur go from idea to validation in 12 weeks. Our development methods are customer-centric, meaning that from the very beginning you are engaging your market.
LaunchHouse’s elite group of mentors – through continuous evaluation, one-on-one sessions, and informal dinners – will play an active role in the development and success of these entrepreneurs. These mentors are top industry experts, including successful entrepreneurs, investors, and business professional within the Cleveland area.
Morris Wheeler, CEO and President of Clarion Direct Investment, has been successfully investing in technology ranging from pre-seed stage venture capital to private equity for more than 15 years through his company Drummond Road Capital Inc.
Nathan Lambert is a proven innovation leader in the Information Technology community for the past fifteen years. Nathan started in the Information Technology field for General Electric Lighting. He then joined the International consulting firm, Accenture LLP, as a Process Analyst where he created and implemented wide process improvements for clients such as LTV Steel, PolyOne and FedEx. As an entrepreneur, Nathan helped launch Grid Dynamics in 2004 and Off Euclid Consulting in 2005.
Greg Gale, Partner at Squires Sanders, focuses on corporate and securities matters including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, securities and general corporate finance matters. Gregory represents publicly and privately held companies and leverage buyout firms. He offers knowledge of corporate transactions, finance and governance, private equity and venture capital. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.
Lute Quintrell, Managing Partner at Woodmere Advisory LLC, is a highly skilled executive with experience in Business Process Improvement, Information Technology, and Supply Chain Management. Lute has worked with multiple start-up businesses, including development of business plans, developing financing, and helping management address business challenges.
Phillip Alexander, President of BrandMuscle, was awarded “2002 Visionary in Innovation” by Smart Business News for creating BrandMuscle’s breakthrough solution for the marketing and advertizing industry. The company was acquired for an undisclosed amount in the spring 2012.
At the end of 12 week program, each team will present to local and national venture capitalists, investors, angel investors and fellow entrepreneurs on our Showcase Day, November 28, with the goal of securing follow on funding.
Again, applications are accepted until July 1 and the program begins September 4. Entrepreneurs can apply here.
About the LaunchHouse Accelerator
The Ohio Third Frontier ONEFund Accelerator Program designated LaunchHouse to become one of four premier accelerators in the state. This designation carries a $200,000 ONEFund grant which will go directly to ten teams of entrepreneurs. The immersive development experience and methodology stresses a customer-centric focus, meaning that from the very beginning our entrepreneurs are striving to understand the needs of their customers. The Accelerator has taken a grass-roots approach to developing the methodology, as it has been co-designed with entrepreneurs and academics in order to create sessions that fulfill real and evolving needs of stakeholders. Entrepreneurs build skills sets in three primary areas: conceptual, technical and interpersonal.
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