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What is velocity labs?

A 6-week startup accelerator for founders & partners of pre-revenue
and/or early stage high growth companies.  

There are three critical stages for velocity track companies:

1) problem/solution fit

2) product/market fit

3) scale / growth

Velocity Labs works closely with companies in the earliest stages with the Customer Development process to discover a valid solution for a problem worth solving for a sizable population. Using the Lean Startup framework companies will build and test a minimal viable product (MVP) with a growing number of early adopters as they ramp up into product/market fit.

 

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SPRING COURSE: Customer Discovery & Finding Problem/Solution Fit

The first six-week tract (Spring 2019) is all about Customer Discovery and is for the earliest stage companies, typically pre-revenue, working on product ideation, business model concepts, market analysis and the critical problem/solution fit stage.  

Companies will understand deeply what the big problem is they are working to solve and specifically for which customer segment(s). Founders will use the Value Proposition Canvas to help test their own assumptions about the problem and the solution directly with a number of potential customers, explore direct competitors and how their value proposition is unique, and analyze the true size and value of the potential market.  

Companies will be able to confidently measure whether they have true problem/solution fit before moving on to Customer Validation in the second six-week tract to prove out product/market fit. The course culminates in a community pitch event to allow founders the opportunity pitch their validated business model concepts and gain support from the High Country startup community.

WHEN:

Spring Course Dates: April 1st - May 8th 

Course Work - Monday Evenings from 6-9pm

Leadership - April 3, April 17 and May 1 (6-9pm)

WHERE:

Downtown Boone, NC

COST:

$300 per company

 

Applications for the spring 2019 cohort

are due March 15, 2019

Contact our Program Director, Jeffrey Scott, with any questions.

Jeffrey@startuphc.com


SUMMER COURSE: Customer Validation & Finding Product/Market Fit

The second six-week tract (Summer 2019) is for the early stage companies that have validated that they have problem/solution fit and are engaging with a small early adopter customer base.  

Using the Customer Validation framework and Business Model Canvas, companies will build and test a minimal viable product (MVP) with a growing number of early adopters as they ramp up into and validate true product/market fit.  

Companies will gain a deep understanding of early adopter engagement, sales funnel and channel development, early revenue generation, market positioning and growth metrics that matter.

The course culminates in a community pitch event to allow founders the opportunity pitch their early stage company to the community, investors and mentors to gain support from the High Country startup community.


WHEN:

Summer Course Dates: June 10th - July 15th 

Course Work - Monday Evenings from 6-9pm

Leadership - June 12,  June 26, and July 10 (6-9pm)

WHERE:

Downtown Boone, NC

COST:

$300 per company

Applications for the summer 2019 cohort

are due May 17, 2019

Contact our Program Director, Jeffrey Scott, with any questions.

Jeffrey@startuphc.com


 
 
 
 

Does velocity labs sound right for your business?