Startup Next will help set your team apart when applying to accelerators or pitching to investors.

Startup Next is an intensive five-week program that gives your team the tools and mentorship needed to navigate the early stages of building a startup.

Startups accepted into the program will attend a 3-hour session once a week for five weeks. Through a structured approach of group discussions, mentor sessions and pre-work deliverables, teams walk away with the skills needed to validate their business ideas, a customer development strategy, a completed market and competitive analysis, a minimum viable product (MVP), and an investor-ready pitch deck.

Following the program, Startup Next teams that have demonstrated their readiness and progress will have access to a number of value-added resources from the Startup Next global team.

Startup Next is part of UP Global, which is a Washington State 501c(3) focused on building entrepreneurial communities across the world. Startup Next is backed by Google for Entrepreneurs, Techstars, Global Accelerator Network, and Startup Weekend.