Mentor-Coaching Sessions Led By Entrepreneurs … For Entrepreneurs Help Startups Grow and Inflect Quickly
Startup Maryland (www.startupmd.org), a venture development community forged with Maryland Pride, By Entrepreneurs … For Entrepreneurs_,_ launches another cohort of the Raise Your Game entrepreneur bootcamp. Raise Your Game provides the Maryland entrepreneur community with a structured educational program designed to help startup CxOs and founders understand and employ the building blocks of strong startups and startup communities.
The Raise Your Game will consist of a 4 month educational “bootcamp” program emphasizing the critical components of building successful companies. These topics include:
- CEO 101 – How to be a strong startup CxO leader and the best team-building strategies
- Pitch Perfect – Best practices when pitching your company / avoiding pitfalls
- Virtualizing Your Company – Lean Startup approach / outsourcing non-core functions
- Raising Capital and Exit Roadmapping – Lifecycle stages, financing options, exits
NOTE: an introduction video is available below and on the Startup MD YouTube Channel @: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqiJG5hXI3g
The Raise Your Game initiative is an anchor component of Startup Maryland’s Coaching initiative. Coaching joins Connection, Celebration and Capital as four primary Areas of Concentration for Startup Maryland. 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. (See Empowering Entrepreneur Champions below for more detail).
“Peer-to-peer mentorship and coaching is one of the cornerstones of Startup Maryland efforts and creates a unique bond that forges our Champion ranks into a strong supportive community,” stated Binko. “Open dialog between founders/entrepreneurs is proven to be one of the most beneficial learning methodologies for high-growth startup leaders. Startup Maryland has simply formalizes the approach with the Raise Your Game program.”
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 CEO peers at all stages.
Taught by experienced serial entrepreneurs/CEOs with specific subject matter expertise, Raise Your Game participants will be empowered to network with entrepreneur peers while also gaining valuable perspectives from service providers (legal, finance/accounting, PR/marketing) professionals who will also be invited to provide specific guidance on selected topics.
Empowering Entrepreneur Champions
Over recent months, Startup Maryland began a campaign to engage its participants as Entrepreneur Champion leaders for the Startup Maryland initiative. With the support of a core group of CEO Ambassadors, Startup Maryland held a series of Champion sessions during which Big Ideas, a Theme and Areas of Focus were identified and prioritized. The connective and coaching/mentorship aspects of building strong startup communities compliment the celebration and capital access goals forming the four pillars of the Startup Maryland mission.
With active universities, accelerators, economic development agencies and innovation partners like Maryland TEDCO and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), Startup Maryland is concentrating on the entrepreneur communities to strengthen Maryland’s economic fabric while fostering a climate where the most promising companies can help each other while leveraging the state’s Unfair Advantage in order to inflect and thrive.
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