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The Launch Path.

A special 1-day startup accelerator workshop.

Do you have an idea for a startup business or a social venture? Want to get it funded and launched? This intensive 1-day accelerator workshop is designed to help you get from an idea to a launch-ready, funding-ready venture quickly and efficiently.

Taught by Silicon Valley veteran Bret Waters, this fast-faced and fun workshop goes through the processes of Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and other frameworks designed to get you to the elusive “product-market fit”.

You’ll also learn about financial modeling (spreadsheets are fun!), unit economics, and much more. We’ll discuss effective pitch decks and the many ways to finance a startup, from angel investors to venture capital.

By the end of the day you’ll have a clear path to turning your startup idea into a funding-ready, launch-ready business or social venture.

Your leader for the day: A Silicon Valley expert.

Bret Waters has spent his whole life in Silicon Valley and is passionate about the power of entrepreneurship and innovation. He has founded and run three successful Silicon Valley software companies, raising angel capital, venture capital, and managing successful exits. Today he teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at Stanford University, and he coaches social entrepreneurs at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, where graduates have gone on to raise over $1 billion in capital. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Want to know upcoming cities where we’ll be producing the Launch Path workshop? Contact us and we’ll let you know.

Quotes from previous attendees:

“One of the best workshops I’ve ever taken. Bret basically built a real and extremely compelling business case in front of us – it was extremely impressive. Bret’s deep understanding of everything related to startups is amazing”.  

“I had the good fortune taking Bret’s workshop. He is an incredible leader, with a very engaging teaching style, drawing on his own rich experience to illustrate key concepts. It was truly transformative.”

“Bret’s Entrepreneurship workshop gets a 5-star rating. After the workshop I not only feel well prepared to launch my own new venture, I’ve also recommended it to several other colleagues. Bret’s energy is infectious and his workshop is informative and dynamic.”

“After this workshop I was able to raise capital and launch my startup. Bret’s workshop helped me to understand what venture capital investors are looking for”. 

“I left the workshop confident in my ability to raise venture funding for my startup, which is exactly what I was hoping for.”