With an eye towards expediting growth, reducing risk and accelerating market adoption, we’re helping founders better position themselves and their startups for success. Founders have successfully completed six weeks at the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator.
Building their networks:
Our network has helped founders make connections, refine business models, shore up deficiencies and more. We estimate more than 100 mentor engagements have been initiated in the first six weeks.
Learning through curriculum:
Speakers have covered best practices around leadership, culture, team dynamics, product development, corporate governance, legal compliance, marketing, branding and communications and product pricing and sales—totaling nearly 30 sessions.
Cross cohort support:
Meeting weekly in their "pods"—small groups of 3-4 startups ranging in stage and tech—Class 1 is proving the value of cross-cohort learning. Meaningful connections and new friends have been made that will provide ongoing social and professional support.
As for the next six weeks, we’ll continue guiding founders towards successful entry into their markets.