EP3 - Startup Bootcamp Day 1

Apr 04, 2016, 08:00 AM

In this episode of Accelerator: At Starter Studio in Orlando, Florida we jump straight from the getting settled to a two day boot camp that will set the tone for the remainder of the program. There’s going to be over 14 hours of content covered over these next two days and we’re going to our best to distill it down and hit the high points. Specifically, we’ll be hearing as the starters get laser focused on their business model, the problems their products solve and - how to validate their assumptions with their customers.

You like Starter Studio & the Accelerator Podcast - right? It’s cool to see these guys and gals get what might be considered an Ivy League startup education. It’s not easy. It’s a serious investment on their part - but it’s also a major investment on the part of the mentors, teachers, and coaches.

As you’ve heard, these Starters were selected because they showed the right stuff in Episode 1 and are receiving a full ride scholarship through Starter Studio. You’re also getting a full ride scholarship as a listener. So, how did we pull this off? Well, Bryan Orr and Josh Elledge of http://upendPR.com are thrilled to produce this audio show for you and all we ask for in terms of tuition on your part is simply your warm feelings toward the following corporate partners.

Major thank you to The University of Central Florida who does a LOT of work in terms of supporting the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. UCF is the #2 largest university in the United States in terms of student population and in the top 15 in the category of “Most Innovative”. UCF is a great partner in education, technical resources, workforce development and grant support along with other noble missions locally - such as helping make Starter Studio happen with the support of the Office of Research and UCF Innovation Corps

The other Platinum Partner this season that’s helping make this all work is the audit, tax, and business advisory firm, Withum that specializes in helping tech startups. They are the go-to firm for all things tax, accounting and business consulting.

Another partner we want to thank is the law firm, Akerman.

Other Sponsors: Envy Labs Code School
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