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MassChallenge Startup Names Analysis
MassChallenge Startup Names Analysis
MassChallenge Startup Names Analysis
MassChallenge Startup Names Analysis
MassChallenge Startup Names Analysis
MassChallenge Startup Names Analysis
MassChallenge Startup Names Analysis
MassChallenge Startup Names Analysis
MassChallenge Startup Names Analysis
MassChallenge Startup Names Analysis
MassChallenge Startup Names Analysis
MassChallenge Startup Names Analysis
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MassChallenge Startup Names Analysis

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An analysis of the 2012 MassChallenge startup names to help as a guide on naming your startup.

An analysis of the 2012 MassChallenge startup names to help as a guide on naming your startup.

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  • Updated the presentation with a historical analysis of past winners from 2010 and 2011 - found that names beginning with the letter 'S' are most likely to be finalists and money winners.
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  • 1. HOW STARTUPS ARE NAMED An analysis of startup names used in the 2012 MassChallenge. By John Lohavichan Founder of Grademypitch jlohavichan@grademypitch.com
  • 2. NAMING A STARTUP IS HARD
  • 3. HOW TO BE DIFFERENT?
  • 4. KNOWING HOW OTHER STARTUP ARENAMED CAN BE A HELPFUL GUIDE
  • 5. SUMMARY OF THE 2012MASSCHALLENGE STARTUP NAMES 449 Different Startup Names (as of 4/3/2012) Average Length = 13 Characters Smallest = 2 Characters (R3) Longest = 50 Characters (Integrative Medicine & Holistic Health Association)
  • 6. POPULAR NAMES INCLUDE: TECHNOLOGIES, SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS**Note – LLC, Corp, Inc, etc… were filtered out
  • 7. “S”, “C”, “P” & “T” ARE THE 4 MOST POPULAR BEGINNING LETTERS504540353025201510 5 0
  • 8. MOST NAMES ARE 5-10200 CHARACTERS180160140120100 80 60 40 20 0 <5 6-10 11-15 16-20 21-25 26-30 >30 Number of Characters
  • 9. WHAT CAN HISTORY TELL US ABOUTWHO WINS THE MASSCHALLENGE? Looked at the Finalists and Money Winners from 2010 & 2011 Total of 236 Startup Names Special Thanks to Josh Bielick for suggesting this idea!
  • 10. THE MAJORITY OF MONEY WINNERS AND FINALISTS BEGIN WITH THE30 LETTER “S”252015 Money Winners Finalists10 5 0
  • 11. SUMMARY Naming a Startup is Hard Being different is easy if you take the time to do research Statistical analysis of names can help guide you Begin your startup name with the letter “S” if you’re superstitious
  • 12. ASSEMBLED BYGRADEMYPITCH.COMYou can vote for us & other MassChallengestartups athttp://masschallenge.org/profile/grademypitch

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