Startups,start your engines.
IGNITIONA mentorship-driven startup accelerator.Built on a proven framework for success.  Launch Pad Ignition connects tal...
IGNITION            Startups are hard.We improve your odds of success by launching a group ofcompanies in an accountable, ...
2011 CLASS             Curriculum Focus:             •Product development - MVP             •8-Minute investment pitch    ...
2012       We’re iterating:   •Stage agnostic   •3% warrants   •Individualized approach to funding   •Open to different ou...
SCHEDULE  •12/15 - Applications open  •1/15 - Applications close  •2/1 - Acceptances  •2/13 - Ignition kick off  •2/21 - M...
WHOShould I apply for Ignition? We’re looking for: •Multiple co-founders •Balanced team - hacker & hustler •All founders i...
WHO  What if I’m almost there?In some cases, we will:•Matchmake a co-founder (business or technical)•Allow product built b...
WHO What you can expect in Ignition:        •12 weeks - Feb 13 - May 3 (+ NY, SF travel)        •Weekly schedule of sessio...
RESULTS       Goals by Launch Fest •Product - MVP or more •Demonstrable traction (ie: revenue) •Kick-ass 8-min pitch •Fina...
APPLYApplications open Dec 15- Jan 15  •Apply early - rolling acceptances  •Unified application through TechStars  •Last ye...
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Launch Pad Ignition 2012

  1. 1. Startups,start your engines.
  2. 2. IGNITIONA mentorship-driven startup accelerator.Built on a proven framework for success. Launch Pad Ignition connects talented We’re 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 refined approach that leverages ourMENTORS natural resources and connects founders to a national network. Our focus is stage-agnostic so we can engage with the best companies to generate traction.CAPITAL
  3. 3. IGNITION Startups 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.
  4. 4. 2011 CLASS Curriculum Focus: •Product development - MVP •8-Minute investment pitch •Building National Network •Customer Development •Demo Day
  5. 5. 2012 We’re 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
  6. 6. SCHEDULE •12/15 - Applications open •1/15 - Applications close •2/1 - Acceptances •2/13 - Ignition kick off •2/21 - Mardi Gras •3/9-13 - SXSW Interactive (Austin) •3/11-17 - New Orleans Entrepreneur Week •5/3 - Launch Fest •5/25ish - NYC - TechCrunch NY •6/10ish - SF/SV - West coast road show
  7. 7. WHOShould I apply for Ignition? We’re looking for: •Multiple co-founders •Balanced team - hacker & 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
  8. 8. WHO What if I’m almost there?In some cases, we will:•Matchmake a co-founder (business or technical)•Allow product built by contractor for MVP•Allow virtual teams
  9. 9. WHO What you can expect in Ignition: •12 weeks - Feb 13 - May 3 (+ NY, SF travel) •Weekly schedule of sessions @ Launch Pad •Curriculum with events led by mentors •Office hours by mentors •National network of mentors & investors •PR strategy for cohort* the Ignition founders to buy you a beer when you need it most
  10. 10. RESULTS Goals by Launch Fest •Product - MVP or more •Demonstrable traction (ie: revenue) •Kick-ass 8-min pitch •Financial model & strategic plan for company •Leveraging national networks •SXSW, TechCrunch Disrupt NY, SanFranNOLA •National exposure - AngelList, TechCrunch, etc
  11. 11. APPLYApplications open Dec 15- Jan 15 •Apply early - rolling acceptances •Unified application through TechStars •Last year 115 applications, this year expect 2-3x •1st round - based on info provided •2nd round - phone interview •3rd round - in-person interview •Feb 1st - acceptances launchpadignition.com @lpignition

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