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This year Mentor Day was held at home, in Notman House, for the first time ever. It was a successful event with over 80 mentors present. Following the teams pitches, Mentors broke up into tables based on expertise: technology, marketing, business development, customer acquisition, fundraising,...

Yesterday afternoon we had a visit from 4 core members of the PasswordBox team. They came to chat with the current Cohort about team culture, how you instill it and how you can maintain it through growth and acquisition by Intel Security. On the panel were...

As Mentor Day approaches, we can't help but notice that there are simply not enough females on our Mentor list.  Our Mentors are a vital part of the program. They offer insight, experience and guidance to earlier stage entrepreneurs. While they bring passion and expertise to...

FounderFuel is introducing a new series into its program!  On Wednesday afternoons the Founderfuel family will be welcoming North American founders through its doors. Seasoned entrepreneurs will share invaluable insight in a casual and private environment. The teams are welcome to come with any questions they...

As the teams quickly learn what it is that they do and do not know, we look towards Mentor Day as an opportunity for them to seek - and find - support.  Next Wednesday, mentors will be stopping by to hear pitches, offer guidance, and participate...

We begin our second week with a nod towards our first. At this point, the teams have thought extensively about their focus. They've learnt how to sharply and succinctly articulate that focus. Striking out anything that isn’t core to their business, they’ve established a foundation...

Today is Show & Tell. It’s the initial opportunity for each of our teams to showcase their product. The purpose of the exercise is to explore what's critical to each business, to discuss the elements that make each idea big and to choose the right metrics...

  The room is silent as our Alumni Meet-up panel kicks off. Ty Danco (Director at Techstars Boston), Thiago Da Costa (CEO at Lagoa) and Lee Silverstone (CEO at GymTrack) make up our panel on fundraising and acquisitions. The conversation quickly evolves into a candid discussion about...

The hallways are empty as the teams prep for Show & Tell this Friday. Today’s talk on establishing objectives in order to formulate the perfect pitch began with the question:  “why you, why now?” This is why teams are working on describing their unique value in the...

“It’s not a program – it’s a process.” Today is the first day of a 12-week process. The 7 startups within the 7th cohort have arrived and moved in. Following introductions over lunch, the teams jumped right into elevator pitches and value propositions. We’re pumped for the...