Time flies when you’re having fun and the last 4 months flew by! Our first cohort in San Francisco kicked off in August and the companies have been working relentlessly over the last 4 months to build their businesses. We are excited about the progress they have made and look forward to showcasing them on 12/1 at 6pm at Salesforce’s Rincon Center office. Seven companies will be pitching at Demo Day and all of them will likely be raising money over the next few months. If you are interested in attending the demo day but have not received an invitation,
We are excited to be working with the Salesforce for Startups team to get our companies access to this great new program! The post below originally appeared on the Salesforce for Startups blog and was written by their Head of Startup Relations, Ludo Ulrich. Salesforce.com is a great startup success story example for many entrepreneurs. Now 15 years old, salesforce.com not only has thousands of customers, but also a thriving partner ecosystem. Through the years, we’ve learned that turning a startup into a great company requires many ingredients, but the most important one is customers. There’s a single big
Just three months ago in an article published in Forbes, Roger Lee, a partner at Battery Ventures, said “today, if your enterprise app isn’t beautiful, simple, elegant and easy-to-use from day one, your company has little hope of becoming a billion-dollar business. Design is everything.” We at Acceleprise agree with the importance of design in B2B apps, which is why we recently partnered with General Assembly and Momentum Design Lab to instill best practices in UX and design from the outset. Our companies in San Francisco are going through a four-month program starting this August 18th, and one component of that program is
In August, eight companies started our first four month program in San Francisco. The program is focused on giving them access to content, mentors, investors and potential customers to help them scale their business. Programming during the four months will focus on topics such as UX/Design, sales, distribution, customer acquisition, public relations, hiring and fundraising, among others. In addition to bringing in mentors and speakers on these topics, Acceleprise has partnered with companies like General Assembly and Momentum Design Lab to teach and consult on UX/Design; Sales4Startups for sales training; and Speakeasy Strategies for PR support. “We are excited to be
Class 5 starts today here at Acceleprise Venture Capital and we thought we would take a brief moment to introduce you to our venture class.
Hashtags: you’ve probably seen them everywhere you go–on the subway, on billboards, on Facebook, at the stadium, and even on your favorite TV show. An increasing number of brands are trying to encourage customers to send a tweet or Instagram a photo using a specific hashtag, in hopes that they’ll be spreading the word about a product or experience to their personal networks.But why stop there? We at Encore think that there is a huge, untapped opportunity to utilize these photos, tweets, and posts for smarter marketing. That’s why we’re building a legally-compliant platform for marketers to collect, curate, and amplify this
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” — Andy Warhol, When you hear the word ‘innovation’, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For me, the word ‘change’ appears. Per Merriam-Webster, one of the definitions for ‘change’ is to make radically different. Another is to give a different position, course, or direction to. Almost all systems, processes, and methods have the potential to become more efficient with a little ingenuity, innovation, and change. In short, this is how Foodem began. I simply saw and experienced first-hand an industry that needed a major change;
After you leave college or graduate school, learning is no longer scheduled. You have to take the initiative to create your own learning program to continue to develop yourself and your team. This is my story. When I graduated from college there were three things I was certain of: 1) I would not continue on a path toward a graduate degree. 2) My education was not even close to complete. 3) The internet would continue to evolve and transform the way we learn. Let’s back up a minute. My freshman year of college was the year that Facebook expanded outside