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Bringing a great idea to market takes work. And a dose of courage.

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Quiz Time: Are You Ready For This?

Being afraid and doing it anyway...

Sound familiar? Read on.

Being afraid and doing it anyway...

Sound familiar? Read on.

Are you a learn-it-all?

Or a know-it-all...

Are you a learn-it-all?

Or a know-it-all...

Are you excited about getting to know your customers better?

Are you excited about getting to know your customers better?

Are you ready to make business decisions based on customer data?

Are you ready to make business decisions based on customer data?

Do you think of yourself as brave and fearless, despite the odds?

Do you think of yourself as brave and fearless, despite the odds?

Are you jazzed about building a baby unicorn and willing to work for it?

Are you jazzed about building a baby unicorn and willing to work for it?

Reality Check: Remember, this doesn’t happen overnight.. so know that we stay with you for the long haul! (At least 12 months)

Think you passed?

Think you passed?

Yep!

So... what is Propel really like?

First and Foremost,Is My Idea Awesome?

Forget total addressable market - is there a problem in the market people are willing to pay to solve? This is the first question to be answered and we guide you through how to do this. There is no point in talking about how big the market is until you can prove that somebody wants your product or solution enough to pay for it. We will put your idea to the test...and then work on scaling it. For more on this step, reference Vision & Validation.

Your Ideal Customer Profile- Refine Your Target

Can you articulate who your ideal customer profile is? In other words, who is that one customer segment who can’t live without your product? We know it’s exciting when lots of people tell you they like what you are doing, but are they actually willing to pay for it? The one customer segment who is – that’s who you should be entirely focused on. The customer for whom you are solving a great pain. The customer who is willing to pay you even to build out your product. Let’s find them, together. More details can be found under our Traction & Growth course.

How to Scale

You’ve validated there is a problem in the market people are willing to pay to solve. Terrific. You’ve also identified your ideal customer profile. Nice work. Now the magic starts to happen. Your sales cycles shorten, your contract values grow and traction is born. We help you build a repeatable, scalable sales process to capture this momentum. Also, you guessed it, investors love traction. Let’s get you there.

Hiring + recruitment

People are important. Really important. Let’s work on who you need to hire to drive growth. Hiring decisions are some of the most important choices as a leader. Building your core team who will help you create the culture and grow your company is a big deal.

Elevating yourIT Team

You are looking to grow a business and therefore need to think strategically about your IT team. We guide you in how to recruit, manage, and leverage your technology team properly. IP, privacy and security matter so let’s make sure you have a clear path to IT success.

Sales...Your most Valuable Skill

As a founder you are constantly selling. Selling to new recruits, selling to potential investors, and of course, selling to your customers. Learning, understanding and embracing our proven sales process is important. Let’s move away from random conversations and instead understand this process and how to successfully close deals.

This will take time.

Shaping your skills as a founder and becoming a leader in charge of scaling a company doesn’t happen overnight.

It takes time to move through the process and Propel coaches are there with you to help you navigate, validate, and challenge your development.

Our Custom Tailored Courses:

Vision & Validation

e-Accelerator Course

Validate Your Idea Before Sinking Your Life Savings into It.

Vision & Validation is the first step of the Propel journey, focusing on validating the business idea with customers using the lean startup methodology to find problem-solution fit. Generally, this course is a great fit for companies who are making less than $1,000 in monthly revenue, or no revenue at all yet.

What To Expect When Applying to Propel:

  • 1
    Submit your application
  • 2
    We review your application to ensure fit
  • 3
    Our startup coaches then evaluate it
  • 4
    If it’s a fit - we will then reach out to offer you a spot in the next cohort.

The process can take 3-4 weeks.

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Traction & Growth

e-Accelerator Course

Where Traction is Born.

Traction & Growth is the second step of the Propel journey for founders who have validated their product and have over $1,000 in monthly recurring revenue and are working on their startups full time.

What To Expect When Applying to Propel:

  • 1
    Submit your application
  • 2
    Interview with a startup coach to give an overview of your company
  • 3
    Startup coaches evaluate and offer a space if there is a fit.

This process can take 4-6 weeks.

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Need a little more info before you dive in?

Reach out and connect with one of our startup coaches.

These coaches are our secret sauce and we have the track record to prove it.

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