The Silicon Valley Space Center Accelerator Program “LaunchPad” is advising, mentoring, and co-founding new space start-ups.
We focus on:
Consultations with new space companies and entrepreneurs on developing their technologies.
Setting up company structure tailored for space related ventures.
Private angel investor meetings.
We will help you set realistic expectations for building a company stemming from our collected industry and incorporation experience. Basically we’ll lend you our perspective on whether your business idea and future vision makes sense in the current market, and suggest any changes to the idea or to your expectations – helping you create a successful outlook.
We can help you plan and start building your offering as we have extensive hands on knowledge of how you turn your idea into a product, both regarding manufacturing and making effective product development plans. It’s crucial to use maximize your efficiency in getting a product to market, and there are a ton of pot-holes on the road that we can help you avoid.
Don’t spend 3 months developing a product nobody wants – build your product around your customer.
Customer Development is a key because it opens the door to rapid product improvement, without wasting time and effort developing something nobody will buy. The first step is exploration, which is focused on determining whether there is a problem worth solving in the first place.
The only way to answer that question is to ask or analyse your prospective customers. But how and when do you conduct these interviews? How do you get actionable insights out of them? People lack the capacity to accurately predict their own behavior in hypothetical situations.
What are tips and tricks to present your business? How do you craft a successful media release? What are effective tactics to get social media, the blogosphere and traditional media to take notice? What are common media mistakes for new companies?
How do you portray yourself and your business to the world? How do you involve your customers and partners in your success?
Learn how to do a 30 second, Two Minute and Five Minute Pitch. How NOT to do a slide deck.
When is it realistic to raise capital for a brand new company?
A selected mentor will review your business, and provide blunt feed back on improvements.
How should you calculate the amount of money to raise? How should you define the use use of proceeds? What materials are required to fund raise? What do investors expect from the company? What are typical investment structures and deal terms for seed-stage financing? Identify a list of potential investors, and prepare to meet them.