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E1091: LAUNCH Accelerator Cohort 17 founders reflect on their journeys throughout the program

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Published on Aug 04, 2020
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Show Notes:
0:00 Start
0:57 Jason reflects on taking the LAUNCH Accelerator 100% due to COVID & the voting system he created
6:01 Jason intros Nude Barre CEO Erin Carpenter
8:09 Erin tells Nude Barre's founding story, growing via celebrity product testimonials
12:20 Hardest things about running a DTC company, how she got into LAUNCH
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19:02 Jason intros Techmate COO Nicole Beals, Nicole reflects on the Accelerator starting the right as quarantine began, benefits of going fully remote
22:44 What service Techmate provide & how did COVID affect their business?
29:44 How did Nicole find out about LAUNCH?
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35:18 Jason intros Solo CTO Armando Perez & Armando explains their business & how they help truck drivers become independent
39:54 Armando on why Solo came in 1st place
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46:09 Erin on refining her fundraising process via monthly updates & her biggest areas of growth during the accelerator, bringing on Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake as an investor
52:30 Nicole on optimizing her fundraising process & yearly growth planning process
58:21 Armando on benefits of being cash-flow positive during the accelerator
1:02:03 Erin on fundraising as a black woman during the Black Lives Matter movement, bootstrapping
1:09:15 Nicole on getting the most out of the LAUNCH Accelerator
1:14:20 Armando's biggest takeaways from the LAUNCH Accelerator

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