Third Session Focuses on Planning for Financial Success as an Entrepreneur Starting a New Venture
Everywhere, Md. (September 12, 2013) – Startup Maryland (startupmd.org), an initiative developed BY ENTREPRENEURS … FOR ENTREPRENEURS, today announced that T. “Scott” Case, CEO of Startup America and founding CTO of Priceline will participate as the third instructor-mentor for Raise Your Game™.
Raise Your Game is Startup Maryland’s bootcamp initiative developed to provide the entrepreneurial community with a structured educational program and to help startup CEOs and founders understand and employ the building blocks of strong startups. The new twist for this bootcamp is that the sessions are proctored/taught by experienced (often serial) entrepreneurs who are very well-recognized and respected.
Timothy “Scott” Case is a technologist, entrepreneur and inventor and was founding CTO of Priceline, the “Name Your Own Price” company that was one of only a handful of startups in U.S. history to reach a billion dollars in annual sales in less than 24 months. As Chief Technology Officer, Scott was responsible for building the technology that enabled Priceline’s hyper-growth. More recently, Scott was named CEO and board member of the Startup America Partnership (now UPGlobal), where he invested his energy to drive American entrepreneurship to create jobs and sustain our nation’s global leadership.
“Scott is a true entrepreneur’s … entrepreneur,” stated Michael Binko, CEO of kloudtrack® and founder / co-chair of Startup Maryland. “Having experienced the wild ride of startup stardom first-hand Scott has since tirelessly given his time, perspective and expertise as a mentor and leader of entrepreneur-centric initiatives.”
Prior to joining Startup America, Scott served as CEO of Malaria No More, where he worked to inspire individuals and institutions in the private sector to end malaria deaths. Scott is a named inventor on dozens of U.S. patents including the underlying portfolio for Priceline. He is also on the Advisory Board of By Kids for Kids, Tickets-for-Charity and ThreeJars and can be followed on Twitter: @tscottcase
A Roadmap to Raising Your Game as an Entrepreneur
Beginning with the first session which featured Under Armour founder / CEO, Kevin Plank, Raise Your Game consists of six monthly educational “bootcamp” programs emphasizing the critical components of building successful companies.
The 6 primary topics of the Raise Your Game bootcamp include:
- CEO 101 (7/25) – How to be a strong startup CEO and team leader (Kevin Plank)
- Starting Up (8/15) – Best practices / avoiding pitfalls (Lily Bengfort)
- Planning for Financial Success (9/19) – Financials, capitalization (Scott Case)
- Virtualizing Your Company (10/17) – Lean Startup approach / outsourcing
- Go-to-Market Strategies (11/21) – Sales, marketing, PR, channel / distribution
- Raising Capital and Exit Roadmapping (12/19) – Lifecycle stages, financing options, exits
Raise Your Game is the first component of Startup Maryland’s Coaching initiative. Coaching joins Connection, Celebration and Capital as four primary Areas of Concentration for Startup Maryland throughout 2013 and beyond. These four guiding initiatives were officially announced at a White House reception, during which Startup Maryland highlighted past successes and future plans for Presidential advisors and officials from several government agencies.
“No matter whether entrepreneurs are just starting out with an idea or ready to inflect their startup into hyper-growth, Raise Your Game provides perspective and knowledge for leader-peers at all stages across all industry sectors,” stated Julie Lenzer Kirk, Executive Director for the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship and co-chair for Startup Maryland.
Upon successful completion of the full Raise Your Game program, graduate-CEOs will join an exclusive alumni network. To learn more, watch the video replay of an informative Raise Your Game webinar here http://youtu.be/8C4JVlH1fxs.
Looking for other startup/entrepreneur guidance and resources? Join the Startup Maryland entrepreneurial community. Learn more at http://startupmd.org
About Startup Maryland:
Startup Maryland (startupmd.org) is a regions initiative launched out of UPGlobal – an entity fostered jointly by the Case Foundation and The Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship. Startup Maryland was forged to bring entrepreneurial resources together, improve awareness/celebration and increase access to capital / deal flow and mentorship, while also bringing together entrepreneurs in a community of support to drive economic outcomes.
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