Launch Pad Ignition 2012

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<ol><li> 1. Startups,start your engines. </li><li> 2. IGNITIONA mentorship-driven startup accelerator.Built on a proven framework for success.Launch Pad Ignition connects talented Were accelerating the high-growthfounders to a national network of mentors, companies that will be the job creation a workspace and access to capital. and economic engines of our country.A rened approach that leverages ourMENTORSnatural resources and connects founders to a national network.Our focus is stage-agnostic so we canengage with the best companies togenerate traction.CAPITAL </li><li> 3. IGNITIONStartups are hard.We improve your odds of success by launching a group ofcompanies in an accountable, collaborative environment with a network of mentors who want to help.We do it because we love it. </li><li> 4. 2011 CLASS Curriculum Focus: Product development - MVP 8-Minute investment pitch Building National Network Customer Development Demo Day </li><li> 5. 2012 Were iterating: Stage agnostic 3% warrants Individualized approach to funding Open to different outcomes: fundraising, bootstrapping, incubating Focus on traction over funding Plugging you into our national network </li><li> 6. SCHEDULE12/15 - Applications open1/15 - Applications close2/1 - Acceptances2/13 - Ignition kick off2/21 - Mardi Gras3/9-13 - SXSW Interactive (Austin)3/11-17 - New Orleans Entrepreneur Week5/3 - Launch Fest5/25ish - NYC - TechCrunch NY6/10ish - SF/SV - West coast road show </li><li> 7. WHOShould I apply for Ignition? Were looking for: Multiple co-founders Balanced team - hacker &amp; hustler All founders in NOLA for Ignition Commitment Scalable businesses - high-growth Businesses we can impact - primarily tech Ability to demonstrate traction by Launch Fest </li><li> 8. WHOWhat if Im almost there?In some cases, we will:Matchmake a co-founder (business or technical)Allow product built by contractor for MVPAllow virtual teams </li><li> 9. WHO What you can expect in Ignition:12 weeks - Feb 13 - May 3 (+ NY, SF travel)Weekly schedule of sessions @ Launch PadCurriculum with events led by mentorsOfce hours by mentorsNational network of mentors &amp; investorsPR strategy for cohort* the Ignition founders to buy you a beer when you need it most </li><li> 10. RESULTS Goals by Launch Fest Product - MVP or more Demonstrable traction (ie: revenue) Kick-ass 8-min pitch Financial model &amp; strategic plan for company Leveraging national networksSXSW, TechCrunch Disrupt NY, SanFranNOLA National exposure - AngelList, TechCrunch, etc </li><li> 11. APPLYApplications open Dec 15- Jan 15Apply early - rolling acceptancesUnied application through TechStarsLast year 115 applications, this year expect 2-3x 1st round - based on info provided 2nd round - phone interview 3rd round - in-person interviewFeb 1st - acceptances</li></ol>