Rockies Venture Club Hyper Accelerator

Venture Capital for Dummies

Sessions led by Peter Adams, author of Venture Capital for Dummies

Sure, you’d like to attend a twelve week accelerator, but you don’t have time time to spare.  The RVC Hyper Accelerator may be the solution for you.

The hyper-accelerator is a one week ultra-intensive boot camp program where you’re drinking from the fire-hose the whole time.  We’ve taken the critical elements of venture capital preparation and condensed them into a super-intensive program that gets you from zero to sixty in the shortest possible time.

The program is based on the proven curriculum developed by Venture Capital for Dummies author, Peter Adams who has taught this program at the Colorado State University MBA program for years.  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.

Who is Qualified to Attend?

Ideally companies should have been formed and have completed some business planning work and perhaps have a draft pitch deck.  We will develop all of these things during the program, but companies are most successful in the program when they have created a first rough draft so they have something to work with.  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.

What does the program cost?

The full week program cost is $2995 for the first attendee from a company and $995 for each additional team member.  The cost includes daily workshops for six days including lunches, and the demo day the following Monday.  Attendees are on their own for breakfast and dinner each day as well as their own travel and lodging expenses.

Here’s how it works:

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.

Day 1:

Introductions
Venture Capital 101
Business Model Canvas
Deliverable: Completed Business Model Canvas

Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Day 2:

Exit Strategies
Strategic Planning
Deliverables: Exit strategy comps, plan document and complete strategic plan with mission/vision/values/objectives/strategies

Day 3:

Go to market strategy
Believable Proformas
Deliverables: Written marketing plan and multi-tabbed proforma

Day 4:

Valuation
Finance Strategy
Cap Table proformas, dilution and follow-on rounds.
Deliverables: Five valuation models and valuation negotiation range, proforma cap table

Day 5:

Pitch Deck Development
Pitch Practice
Deliverables: Pitch Deck Version 1.0

Day 6:

Pitch Practice
Pitch Presentations
Deliverables: Pitch Deck Version 2.0