A virtual accelerator to help you launch, whether you can code or not!

This Accelerator was born while building Day Dot and launching 10 startups in 24 hours

Reserve your spot for $99 now.*

Run by me, Ben Tossell 👋

*Will be taken from the full $499 cost of the 8-10 week program. Starts October 2017 (TBC).


Added Extras

Investor Intros

Connecting investors with early-stage startups.

Expert Startup Advice

Curated Startup advice from Y Combinator and other notable companies.

Pitch Deck Feedback

View examples and request feedback on your current deck or get help building one.


About

[Planning]

[Ideas & Execution]

[MVP & Validation]

[Business Models]

[Sales]

[Customer Development]

[Branding]

[Marketing & Community Building]

[Funding Models]

[Demos]

Virtual Accelerator Details

Launching a Startup

This online accelerator is exclusive for those of you looking to get that idea launched, whether you can code or not. A combination of maker mentality, SPRINT, Lean Canvas, and more, curated into a curriculum to get you to launch.

What you get:
- Lessons from experienced Founders
- Everything accessible online delivered via product, videos and posts
- Ask questions ahead of the next stage
- Specialist tools built by Ben Tossell for this community
- Collaborative analytics to measure progress
- Recommended resources
- Slack community


Curriculum to be announced soon

About

[Y Combinator]

[Venture Hacks]

[Product Hunt]

[More coming soon...]

Essential Startup Advice

The Pocket Guide of Essential YC Advice

• Launch now
• Build something people want
• Do things that don’t scale
• Find the 90 / 10 solution
• Find 10-100 customers who love your product
• All startups are badly broken at some point
• Write code – talk to users
• “It’s not your money”
• Growth is the result of a great product not the precursor
• Don’t scale your team/product until you have built something people want
• Valuation is not equal to success or even probability of success
• Avoid long negotiated deals with big customers if you can
• Avoid big company corporate development queries – they will only waste time
• Avoid conferences unless they are the best way to get customers
• Pre-product market fit – do things that don’t scale: remain small/nimble
• Startups can only solve one problem well at any given time
• Founder relationships matter more than you think
• Sometimes you need to fire your customers (they might be killing you)
• Ignore your competitors, you will more likely die of suicide than murder
• Most companies don’t die because they run out of money
• Be nice! Or at least don’t be a jerk
• Get sleep and exercise – take care of yourself

Read the full blog post


Pitch Deck Examples

H/T to David Chang for this open database of Startup Pitch Decks.

Planning

In this stage, we look at answering some of the below questions and planning what you want to get out of this experience.
- What are you looking to achieve?
- What are the barriers holding you back currently?
- What does success look like?


Specialist Tools Include:
- Launch Calendar
- Project Tracker

Ideas & Execution

In this stage, we look at answering some of the below questions and planning what you want to get out of this experience.
- What are you looking to achieve?
- What are the barriers holding you back currently?
- What does success look like?


Specialist Tools Include:
- Launch Calendar
- Project Tracker

MVP & Validation

In this stage, we look at answering some of the below questions and planning what you want to get out of this experience.
- What are you looking to achieve?
- What are the barriers holding you back currently?
- What does success look like?


Specialist Tools Include:
- Launch Calendar
- Project Tracker

Business Models

In this stage, we look at answering some of the below questions and planning what you want to get out of this experience.
- What are you looking to achieve?
- What are the barriers holding you back currently?
- What does success look like?


Specialist Tools Include:
- Launch Calendar
- Project Tracker

Sales

In this stage, we look at answering some of the below questions and planning what you want to get out of this experience.
- What are you looking to achieve?
- What are the barriers holding you back currently?
- What does success look like?


Specialist Tools Include:
- Launch Calendar
- Project Tracker

Customer Development

In this stage, we look at answering some of the below questions and planning what you want to get out of this experience.
- What are you looking to achieve?
- What are the barriers holding you back currently?
- What does success look like?


Specialist Tools Include:
- Launch Calendar
- Project Tracker

Branding

In this stage, we look at answering some of the below questions and planning what you want to get out of this experience.
- What are you looking to achieve?
- What are the barriers holding you back currently?
- What does success look like?


Specialist Tools Include:
- Launch Calendar
- Project Tracker

Marketing & Community Building

In this stage, we look at answering some of the below questions and planning what you want to get out of this experience.
- What are you looking to achieve?
- What are the barriers holding you back currently?
- What does success look like?


Specialist Tools Include:
- Launch Calendar
- Project Tracker

Funding Models

In this stage, we look at answering some of the below questions and planning what you want to get out of this experience.
- What are you looking to achieve?
- What are the barriers holding you back currently?
- What does success look like?


Specialist Tools Include:
- Launch Calendar
- Project Tracker

Demos

In this stage, we look at answering some of the below questions and planning what you want to get out of this experience.
- What are you looking to achieve?
- What are the barriers holding you back currently?
- What does success look like?


Specialist Tools Include:
- Launch Calendar
- Project Tracker