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For 1 week, Dec 19th - 23rd, watch the recorded demo days for the Fall 2022 cohort programs and see their startups' profiles!

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Since 2017, FoundersBoost has helped to pre-accelerate 400+ pre-seed startups chosen from over 5,200 applicants globally. Our alumni have gone on to the world's top accelerator programs including YC, Techstars, and 500 Startups and they have raised $130M+ to date.

We are a global tech startup pre-accelerator aimed at working with great early stage entrepreneurs to prepare them for accelerator programs, seed investment, and revenue through a six week part-time program.

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Mentor Driven Program

Expert Speakers

from recognized domain experts to help you grow.

Pitch Coaching

to identify holes in the business and hone the startup's story.

One-on-One Mentorship

to help improve the startups impact.
Week 1: Induction & Customer Development
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Meet the team

Meet your directors, peers, and mentors. Get a deep dive into what’s going to happen over the program and what you need to do to make the most from the program.

Know Your Customer

Learn how to make the most of your time with customers and get to the bottom of what they need from your startup.

Week 2: Pitch And Presentation Skills
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Pitch Like a Pro

Get best practice tips on how to ensure your presentation and pitch skills communicate your company effectively and clearly, while also connecting with your audience.

Week 3: Market Sizing
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Size the Market

Understand how to break down markets to see how big your potential customer can be and start working on how to take the right steps in addressing this new business.

Week 4: Building Products that Matter
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Building Products People Love

Hear from industry expert speakers on the factors that go into making products that your users and customers will care about to make your startup a necessary item for their everyday way of doing things. Learn how to find Product-Market Fit.

Week 5: The Fundraising Process & Techniques
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Finetune Your Fundraise

Learn the best practices on preparing for investment and how to appropriately attack your fundraising process.

Week 6: Venture Funding and Accelerators
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Investment and Growth

Get insights into what role accelerators, angels, VC's, and other types of funding may play in the future of your startup; and how best to deal with them at the right time for your business.

Meet the Program Team

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Track Record

In 4 years, we've had the following impact on pre-seed founders.

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$140M

Funding Raised
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80%

Startups have an Underrepresented Founder
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21

Programs Globally
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2000+

Founders in our community

Meet the Fall 2022 Startups

Rootines

https://www.rootines.app
Red Oak, Texas, USA
Rootines is a data collection platform focused on pediatric complex chronic conditions and leveraging ML/AI to provide insights to clinicians, therapists and caregivers
Healthtech
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Rootines

Our Website
Red Oak, Texas, USA
Rootines is a data collection platform focused on pediatric complex chronic conditions and leveraging ML/AI to provide insights to clinicians, therapists and caregivers
Healthtech
Sales Motion:
B2B
Revenue Model:
Subscription
Investment Stage:
Seed
Revenue Stage:
Pre-Revenue
Product Stage:
Post-Product

Founding Team

Tamera Jackson
Co-Founder, CEO

Guiding Technologies

https://guidingtechnologies.com/
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Guiding Technologies (GT) converts expertise into expert guiding systems; like navigation systems for driving, GT builds, smart, personalizable navigation systems that empower instructors and caregivers to optimize their performance and satisfaction in helping individuals diagnosed with Autism optimize their performance, confidence, and self-worth.
Edtech, Healthtech
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Guiding Technologies

Our Website
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Guiding Technologies (GT) converts expertise into expert guiding systems; like navigation systems for driving, GT builds, smart, personalizable navigation systems that empower instructors and caregivers to optimize their performance and satisfaction in helping individuals diagnosed with Autism optimize their performance, confidence, and self-worth.
Edtech, Healthtech
Sales Motion:
B2B
Revenue Model:
Subscription
Investment Stage:
Seed
Revenue Stage:
Post-Revenue
Product Stage:
Post-Product

Founding Team

John T. Nosek
Founder, CEO

Happy Ladders

https://www.happyladders.com
El Dorado Hills, CA, USA
Happy Ladders is a SaaS-based Parent-Led Autism Therapy
 platform to teach essential developmental skills in the time you have each day — so you, and your child — can live the life you envision.
Healthtech
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Happy Ladders

Our Website
El Dorado Hills, CA, USA
Happy Ladders is a SaaS-based Parent-Led Autism Therapy
 platform to teach essential developmental skills in the time you have each day — so you, and your child — can live the life you envision.
Healthtech
Sales Motion:
B2B2C, B2C
Revenue Model:
Subscription
Investment Stage:
Pre-Seed
Revenue Stage:
Pre-Revenue
Product Stage:
Pre-Product

Founding Team

Sean Schroeder
Co-Founder, Marketing
Amy Jacobs-Schroeder
Co-Founder, CEO

JelikaLite

https://www.jelikalite.com
New York, NY, USA
JelikaLite is developing Cognilum, an intelligent wearable medical device to reduce a child's autism symptoms, enabling better integration into society and improving family's quality of life; it combines therapeutic non-invasive brain stimulation, EEG sensors and a personalization platform.
Healthtech, Medtech
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JelikaLite

Our Website
New York, NY, USA
JelikaLite is developing Cognilum, an intelligent wearable medical device to reduce a child's autism symptoms, enabling better integration into society and improving family's quality of life; it combines therapeutic non-invasive brain stimulation, EEG sensors and a personalization platform.
Healthtech, Medtech
Sales Motion:
B2B, B2C
Revenue Model:
Transaction Fee and/or Rental
Investment Stage:
Seed
Revenue Stage:
Pre-Revenue
Product Stage:
Pre-Product

Founding Team

Katya Sverdlov
Co-Founder, CEO, Director
Liza Logounova
Other C-suite role

Key2enable Assistive Technology

https://www.key2enable.com
St.Louis, Missouri, USA
Key2enable is an Assistive Edtech Startup that enables schools/institutions to be inclusive to children with disabilities with an innovative hybrid solution on a unique monthly subscription model.
Edtech, Children, E-Learning, SaaS
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Key2enable Assistive Technology

Our Website
St.Louis, Missouri, USA
Key2enable is an Assistive Edtech Startup that enables schools/institutions to be inclusive to children with disabilities with an innovative hybrid solution on a unique monthly subscription model.
Edtech, Children, E-Learning, SaaS
Sales Motion:
B2B, B2B2C, B2G
Revenue Model:
Subscription
Investment Stage:
Seed
Revenue Stage:
Post-Revenue
Product Stage:
Post-Product

Founding Team

Indranil Chatterjee
Other C-suite role, Strategy
Jose Rubinger
Co-Founder, Other C-suite role

PigPug Health

https://pigpug.co
Brooklyn, NY
AI telemedicine drug free platform for kids with ADHD and ASD
AI / ML, Children, Mental Health, Consumer Hardware, Health & Wellness
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PigPug Health

Our Website
Brooklyn, NY
AI telemedicine drug free platform for kids with ADHD and ASD
AI / ML, Children, Mental Health, Consumer Hardware, Health & Wellness
Sales Motion:
B2C
Revenue Model:
Subscription
Investment Stage:
Pre-Seed
Revenue Stage:
Pre-Revenue
Product Stage:
Pre-Product

Founding Team

Vitali Karpeichyk
CEO, Founder
Andrei Pliachko
Co-Founder, Research

Platybase

https://platybase.com/
Maryland, USA
Platybase is an intuitive platform that allows for HIPAA-compliant photo sharing and the creation of medical timelines; our mission is to help children with disabilities connect with their care teams on a personal level and to enhance the communication between their guardians and healthcare providers.
Analytics, Children, Edtech, Healthtech, Mobile, Social Impact, Software
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Platybase

Our Website
Maryland, USA
Platybase is an intuitive platform that allows for HIPAA-compliant photo sharing and the creation of medical timelines; our mission is to help children with disabilities connect with their care teams on a personal level and to enhance the communication between their guardians and healthcare providers.
Analytics, Children, Edtech, Healthtech, Mobile, Social Impact, Software
Sales Motion:
B2B, B2B2C
Revenue Model:
Subscription
Investment Stage:
Pre-Seed
Revenue Stage:
Pre-Revenue
Product Stage:
Post-Product

Founding Team

Olivia Bruno
Co-Founder, CEO
Mika Panday
Co-Founder, Design
Colleen Baldwin
Co-Founder, CTO

Pletly

https://www.pletly.com
Tjome, Norway
Pletly is bridging the gap between caregivers to enable high quality care and prevent neglect.
Communication Technology, Edtech, Healthtech, Social Impact, AI / ML
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Pletly

Our Website
Tjome, Norway
Pletly is bridging the gap between caregivers to enable high quality care and prevent neglect.
Communication Technology, Edtech, Healthtech, Social Impact, AI / ML
Sales Motion:
B2B, B2C, B2G, Marketplace
Revenue Model:
Subscription
Investment Stage:
Pre-Seed
Revenue Stage:
Pre-Revenue
Product Stage:
Pre-Product

Founding Team

Marius Mathisen
Co-Founder, CEO, Chairman
Frode Kjersem
Co-Founder, Other C-suite role
Thor Naess
Co-Founder, Other C-suite role

Spoken

https://spokenaac.com
Marietta, Ohio, USA
Spoken gives voice to those who need it – with personal speech technology that empowers you to be heard.
AI / ML, Health & Wellness, Healthcare, Healthtech, Communication Technology
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Spoken

Our Website
Marietta, Ohio, USA
Spoken gives voice to those who need it – with personal speech technology that empowers you to be heard.
AI / ML, Health & Wellness, Healthcare, Healthtech, Communication Technology
Sales Motion:
B2C
Revenue Model:
Subscription
Investment Stage:
Pre-Seed
Revenue Stage:
Post-Revenue
Product Stage:
Post-Product

Founding Team

Michael Bond
Founder

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