Modeled after the highly acclaimed Lean LaunchPad program developed at Stanford University and funded locally by a grant from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, the HTR LaunchPad is for software and web-based startups and entrepreneurs developing new software applications.
After a highly successful first year in 2013, LaunchPad is about to begin its second year.
Program participants run the gamut from teams firmly established in the software business to recent graduates just starting their software companies. Free of charge with a competitive application process, the HTR LaunchPad provides support for up to ten startup companies or teams, providing one year of advisory services and access to HTR’s incubation facilities, including an initial 12-week program.
Working closely with the participating startup teams are successful serial entrepreneurs, seed-stage venture capitalists, and software engineering and business experts who’ll provide one-on-one mentorship and support. Teams should have their software ideas at or near the prototype stage by the time the program begins.
Follow the HTR LaunchPad on its blog htrlaunchpad.wordpress.com
Update: On June 4, 2013, 12 teams presented their software business ideas to an audience of nearly 400 investors, entrepreneurs and other interested parties at the HTR LaunchPad Demo Day. The event was held at Geva Theatre and was MC'd by Jeff Valentine. Photos below!
A week later, on June 12, some of the teams went down to New York City and presented to NYC-based investors and other interested parties.