Resources for Startups and Supporters
Prepare 4 VC Startup Oasis
Join the Prepare 4 VC Startup Oasis, a living, breathing ecosystem - a circular economy of value created to help early-stage ventures navigate the most difficult period of their startup lifecycle... the beginning. Join the virtual Accelerator Program and access a multitude of resources: global conferences, live networking & pitch events, access to growth tools in personal wellness + professional skill development, critical business tools, and communication pathways directly to investors, advisors, coaches, mentors, and peers across a global stage! Join for free today
Prepare 4 VC: Your Wellness @ The Oasis
As a member of the P4VC Oasis Community, we want to ensure the "greatness" of 'who you are' grows as much as your venture. For that reason, we've created Your Wellness @ The Oasis - a place to explore, discover & invest in the best version of You. Sign up in our program and get access to curated content, meet new people and live your best 'You'. Learn more and sign up
Procter & Gamble: Connect + Develop program
It’s a fact: collaboration accelerates innovation. In an increasingly connected world, the biggest business wins come from working together. When we partner externally, inspiration and innovation—and mutual value creation—are at our fingertips. P&G’s Connect + Develop program helps initiate partnerships to meet today’s needs across the P&G business: for products, technology, in-store, ecommerce and the supply chain. Whether you are an individual inventor, a small business, or a Fortune 500 company, Connect + Develop is designed to help innovators and patent-holders connect with P&G. We are actively seeking innovation and partnership solutions in: Oral, Personal and Family Care Innovations, Beauty and Grooming Innovations, Household Care Innovations, Packaging Innovations, Industrial and Manufacturing Innovations, Digital, Business and Retail Innovations and P&G Trademark Licensing. P&G Ventures Labs is Also Seeking Solutions for Women's Wellness - Fatigue, Maximizing Mental and Physical Performance, Redefine Aging at Home, Non-toxic Insect Control for Home and Family, Alleviating Symptoms of Menopause, Treating Chronic Skin Conditions & Symptoms and Improving Sleep Through Environment. Submit your solution today
SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs
For early-stage hardware startups that meet the eligibility criteria, the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs program offers software, training, and co-marketing resources, at no cost, to help you succeed! Learn more and apply here. SOLIDWORKS offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and help you design products better.
The VentureFizz Podcast
Features interviews with the top entrepreneurs, CEO's, and investors across the Boston tech scene. Click here to check all the episodes.
Free Social Entrepreneurship 101 Course
Discover Your Passion and Path to Change the World! Understand the concept of social entrepreneurship and be inspired to find new ways to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. Appreciate that social entrepreneurship is a mindset to tackle problems across different sectors (public, private, non-profit). Discover a pathway for how you can make change whether this is founding an enterprise, serving on a board, or supporting social entrepreneurs in other creative ways. Enroll Now
The Buzz: 50 Startup Accelerators In New England: A Market Map
Unlike the prior market maps, the only requisite is that firms must have a headquarter office within New England and be classified as an accelerator in Crunchbase to make the list. When available, investment numbers from Crunchbase are included. Explore accelerators
CB Insights: The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail (Free 25-page report)
We analyzed 101 startup failures to bring you the reasons why startups don’t make it. Despite their efforts, 70% of upstart tech companies fail — usually around 20 months after first raising financing. And it's not just the companies with relatively few resources that bite the dust. Every year, all types of firms go out of business — even after raising hundreds of millions in funding and achieving billion-dollar valuations. Blood testing startup Theranos, for example, raised $500M in total financing and reached a valuation of nearly $10B before falling to its death. Download Report
How To Pick Startup Winners?
Yes — an algorithm to find unicorns is here. In 2015, we worked with The New York Times to predict 50 future unicorns using CB Insights’ Mosaic algorithm. 48% went on to become unicorns. At the risk of sounding immodest, that’s pretty darn good. See our predictions, which ones made it, and how we did it. Download the whitepaper.
CB Insights: What’s Next In AI? (Free 63-page briefing)
With AI already taking the world by storm, what are the biggest trends in the space? We discuss trends across the AI value chain from disruptions in healthcare to applications in agriculture. Download Report
CB Insights: What Is Blockchain Technology? (Free 31-page eBook)
Learn about Blockchain, Initial Coin Offerings, Bitcoin, Ethereum and other Cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin was built using blockchain to create a global, distributed ledger of transactions. This ledger or digital history is stored on hundreds of thousands of computers. So, it can’t be spoofed or changed. It’s controlled by no one and secured by cryptography. Download eBook
IBM: Blockchain for Dummies (Free 51-page eBook)
Read use cases describing real blockchain networks, the latest from the IBM Blockchain Platform and more. Blockchain can do for business what the internet did for communication. Every second of every day, businesses exchange value with suppliers, partners, customers and others. By value, we mean goods, services, money, data and more. Each exchange of value is a transaction. Successful transactions need to be fast, precise and easily agreed on by parties participating in the transaction. Blockchain for business provides a way to execute many more of these transactions — a much better way. Download eBook
CB Insights: How Blockchain Technology Could Disrupt Healthcare (Free 27-page report)
From managing patient data to tracking drugs through the supply chain, blockchain could solve some of the healthcare industry’s biggest problems. The healthcare industry is plagued by inefficiencies, errors, bureaucracy, and high administrative costs. Could blockchain technology help solve some of these challenges? For all the hype, there’s no question that blockchain’s distributed ledger technology can offer real value for the healthcare industry. Blockchain could help solve some of the industry’s most pressing compliance, interoperability, and data security issues, as well as enable new patient-centric business models. But unlocking blockchain’s potential for healthcare will be a slow process, and change is unlikely to come fast. Download Report
CB Insights: What Is Quantum Computing? (Free 31-page report)
Quantum computing is poised to upend entire industries from telecommunications and cybersecurity to advanced manufacturing, finance, medicine, and beyond — but few understand how quantum computers actually work. Download Report
The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Employee Engagement App
To truly empower employees and optimize productivity, you need more than a communications tool. This guide frames the app platform planning process and how to create the work environment your organization needs. Learn more and request your free eBook here. For discounted pricing on hubEngage employee apps, contact Co-founder, Chris Requena at Chris "at" hubEngage.com.
Vettery: How to Hire, A Founder's Guide to Recruiting (Free 71-page eBook)
A comprehensive guide to recruiting from start to finish. With insight from top recruiters and best practices for maximizing every step of the hiring journey, How to Hire provides a framework for the best way to build your team. Download eBook