The RVC HyperAccelerator®
Focusing on Black, Hispanic, and/or underinvested entrepreneurs, this program is for companies who have done the basics already - it's not a place to just try out an idea. Companies should be ready to raise capital immediately or within the next six months.
for Colorado-based companies only:
(Monday) Oct 30 - (Friday) Nov 3, 2023
application deadline: Sept 17, 2023
More HyperAccelerators® to follow in 2024!
What is the HyperAccelerator®?
The Rockies Venture Institute’s HyperAccelerator® is an innovative immersion program to develop and prepare tech, healthcare, and consumer product companies for investment and fast growth. Companies that graduate from the program are more likely to raise angel and VC funding and to grow quickly and demonstrate key milestones.
Gone is the Need for 100 Page Business Plans
that sit in the corner collecting dust.
Now, successful startup companies must be highly adaptable and ready to take advantage of a new opportunity at a moments notice. This was the inspiration behind the Hyperaccelerator®. Rockies Venture Club created this 1 week education program to bring together the valuable pieces from the many education seminars that RVC developed over the last 3 years.
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Schedule & Content
6 Days Filled with Content, Mentors and VC Readiness
Day 1: Getting Started
We kick it off with Introductions and Program Overview, Pitch Academy, Lunch, Pitch Practices & Exit Strategies
Day 1 Deliverables: Pitch Deck v 1.0, Pitch Deck Revision Notes
Day 2: Beginning with the End in Mind
Exit Strategy Comps Workshop & Presentations, Business Model Canvas & Valuation Prop Canvas Workshop, and Hyper Cohort Networking
Day 2 Deliverables: Exit Strategy Comps & Canvas, Complete BMC, Complete Strategic Plan (Mission, Vision, Values, Objectives, Strategies)
Day 3: Getting Your Ducks in a Row
Due Diligence, Legal Checklist, Due Diligence Canvas Workshop & Key Risk Canvas Presentations, Market Strategies & Tactics, and Strategies Workshop & Presentations
Day 3 Deliverables: Due Diligence Folder, Due Diligence Questionnaire, GTM Strategy Canvas
Day 4: Preparing for Funding
RVC Academy: Believable Proformas, Proforma Workshops, RVC Academy: Financial Strategy, Financial Strategy Workshop & Presentations
Day 4 Deliverables: Full Proforma Draft, Capital Strategy Canvas, Ask & Use of Funds Outlined
Day 5: Let’s Make a Deal
RVC Academy: Valuations, Valuation Methodology Workshop, Valuation Presentations, and The Science of Business Building
Day 5 Deliverables: Valuation Modeler, Valuation Negotiation Range
Day 6: Let’s Get Pitch Ready
RVC Academy: Term Sheets Workshop and Open Pitch Practice Session
Day 6 Deliverables: Pitch Deck (near final version), Term Sheet Draft
HyperAccelerator® includes extensive mentoring from experienced investors, successful entrepreneurs, and legal, financial, and marketing startup experts. Founders complete HyperAccelerator® with strategic growth momentum and no loss of equity.
Every startup needs a solid go-to-market strategy, capital plan, legal basics, strategic planning, believable proformas, valuation, exit strategies, pitch coaching, and term sheets to negotiate with investors. And a compelling pitch for demo day!
Now you can get the same program information and coaching that MBA students have paid thousands of dollars for in just one short, but exhausting week.
But to be clear - this is NOT an academic program. This is a hands-on, real-world, venture readiness program with insights into the minds of investors and how to succeed not only at funding but in growing and scaling your business to a successful exit.
The program is a combination of content delivery, mentoring, and hands-on development. By the end of the program you’ll have a complete set of all the information, documentation and strategy that Venture Capitalists want before they will provide funding.
Companies who complete the program are considered “investment ready”, meaning that they have all of the information ready to begin pitching confidently to investors for angel and venture capital.
RVC connects you with mentors that have experience founding companies and raising capital.
RVC has developed a curriculum that has been used by other organizations, including the Colorado OEDIT.
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Become a Hyper Mentor
One of the many benefits of our HyperAccelerator® is that each entrepreneur will be assigned with a mentor each day of the program.
In order to pack everything into one short week, we are looking for experienced business people who bring their expertise to startups pitching for capital.
Mentors work one-on-one with pitch companies to help them craft their strategy and present the information that investors need to know. These will be highly dynamic sessions that are sure to be fun!
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