Launch Your Startup! with FounderTrac

Join us for a series of in-depth small group sessions & networking events to give your startup a definitive track to raise capital and scale your company.

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How it Works

If your application is accepted, you will be taken through a 12 week program that includes 6 small-group work sessions focused on making your startup ready to quickly scale. In addition to the sessions, you will be invited to 2 VIP networking events and a final pitch event that will be attended by angel investors, venture capitalist and high-level startup advisors. Sessions will be located in the Annapolis Area.

Below are the incredible work sessions that FounderTrac has put together to help you launch your startup, raise capital and scale your revenue.

See the Requirements Section for more info.
This program was created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
Session #1
Financing Your Startup: How to Make your Company Fundable
Tuesday January 10th, 2017 - Evening
- How to project your expenses and revenue
- How to put together a proforma & P/L Statement
- Pitch Coaching & Who to pitch to
Session #2
Idea to Revenue: 5 Steps to Validating your Startup Product
Tuesday January 24th, 2017 - Evening
- Raise Money, Get Beta Customers and Attract Co-Founders Before Writing Any Code
- Learn How to Identify Huge Opportunities to Disrupt your Market
- Avoid losing $50k - 100k on product development
Session #3
Startup Branding: How to Position your Company for Success
Tuesday February 7th, 2017 - Evening
- How branding can be a competitive advantage
- Branding your value proposition
- Learn how to align your branding with your sales & marketing strategy
- More Pitch Coaching
Session #3
Startup Branding: How to Position your Company for Success
Tuesday February 7th, 2017 - Evening
- How branding can be a competitive advantage
- Branding your value proposition
- Learn how to align your branding with your sales & marketing strategy
- More Pitch Coaching
Session #3
Startup Branding: How to Position your Company for Success
Tuesday February 7th, 2017 - Evening
- How branding can be a competitive advantage
- Branding your value proposition
- Learn how to align your branding with your sales & marketing strategy
Session #3
Startup Branding: How to Position your Company for Success
Tuesday February 7th, 2017 - Evening
- How branding can be a competitive advantage
- Branding your value proposition
- Learn how to align your branding with your sales & marketing strategy
- More Pitch Coaching
Session #4
Startup Sales & Marketing: How to Scale your Revenue
Tuesday February 21st, 2017 - Evening
- 7 Steps to Building a Scalable Sales Team
- How to make Marketing, Lead Generation & Sales into one cohesive process
- Inbound Marketing and why it is so important
- Direct Marketing: When & How to Use Outbound Marketing for Fast Sales
Session #4
Startup Sales & Marketing: How to Scale your Revenue
Tuesday February 21st, 2017 - Evening
- 7 Steps to Building a Scalable Sales Team
- How to make Marketing, Lead Generation & Sales into one cohesive process
- Inbound Marketing and why it is so important
- Direct Marketing: When & How to Use Outbound Marketing for Fast Sales
Session #5
How to Build a Product that your Customers will Love!
Tuesday March 7th, 2017 - Evening
- Learn How to Design a User Experience for Your Product
- Prototyping: How to Design & Build your Ideas Quickly
- How to Get Your Product Coded, The Right Way
- Even More Pitch Coaching
Session #6
Lean Operations: The Smart Startup’s Guide to Legal, Accounting and Daily Workflow
Tuesday March 21st, 2017 - Evening
- Startup Company Formation: Which entity to useHow to choose a CPA
- What every startup must know about banking
- Tools & Hacks to decrease your workload, allowing you to focus on building the company
Session #6
Lean Operations: The Smart Startup’s Guide to Legal, Accounting and Daily Workflow
Tuesday March 21st, 2017 - Evening
- Startup Company Formation: Which entity to useHow to choose a CPA
- What every startup must know about banking
- Tools & Hacks to decrease your workload, allowing you to focus on building the company
Session #6
Lean Operations: The Smart Startup’s Guide to Legal, Accounting and Daily Workflow
Tuesday March 21st, 2017 - Evening
- Startup Company Formation: Which entity to useHow to choose a CPA
- What every startup must know about banking
- Tools & Hacks to decrease your workload, allowing you to focus on building the company
FounderTrac is a very limited opportunity. There will only be a handful of startups accepted. Apply now to be a part of the 2017 cohort.

Requirements: Who is this for?

FounderTrac is for high-growth potential startups. The company must have less than $500,000 in annualized revenue and have a scalable business model. The product should uniquely solve a problem for a large addressable market.

Whether you are at idea-stage or have your product up and going, you could be a great fit for FounderTrac. If you are looking to quickly launch your startup by rapidly acquiring customers, adding advisors and you are considering taking on outside investment, then you should apply.

While Attending FounderTrac you will..

- Meet outstanding entrepreneurs, investors & advisors
- Receive free 1 Year Individual Membership to the CRTC ($250 Value)
- Form a professional pitch deck
- Learn how to pitch your company to investors
- Learn proven techniques to build and sell a scalable product
- Become a member of the FounderTrac 2017 Cohort
- Have alumni access to future FounderTrac programming
- Much Much More..

Next Steps / Timeline

If you are accepted into the program you will receive an orientation email with more details about the next steps. The application deadline is November 30th and cohort companies will be chosen by December 11th. The first session is January 10th.

There is no fee to apply however there is a $250 fee for companies chosen to participate in the program. This covers the curriculum, food/beverages, 6 work sessions, networking events and everything else in the program. To graduate, you must be accepted into the program and attend a minimum 4 of 6 work session.
FounderTrac is a very limited opportunity. There will only be a handful of startups accepted. Apply now to be a part of the 2017 cohort.

What People Are Saying

"Leading a start up can be one of the  most stressful endeavors you can undertake. Its pretty likely that you will make mistakes and missteps along the way, but having access to FounderTrac resources and mentors who have been there, and done that, is an invaluable catalyst to achieving your start up success."

Peter De Angelo
Chief Financial Officer

"FounderTrac will help you quickly launch your startup and prepare you to raise money and scale your revenue"

Ryan Sears
Serial Entrepreneur

"Be part of a first-class entrepreneur program and be in the 2017 Cohort of FounderTrac"

Jim Gibbons
PIM Portfolio Manager

FounderTrac Advisors

As a member of the 2017 FounderTrac Cohort you will have access to the following advisors and organizations to help you launch your startup.
Tami Howie
Director at CRTC, Attorney
Alex Westholm
Senior Technical Advisor, Coder
Greg Stone
IP Attorney
Todd Marks
Product Development, Venture Capital
Lori Kavle
Biz Dev, Raising Capital
Phil Robertson
Biz Dev, Raising Capital
Bill Carey
B2C, Cust Acquisition, Raising Capital
Lauren McFerrin
Ecommerce, Merchandising
Kathleen Booth
Inbound Marketing
Dean Papadopoulos
Company Formation, Data Analytics
Ermis Sfakiyanudis
Raising Capital, Growth
Peter De Angelo
CFO, Business Advisor
Jim Gibbons
Super Connector, Wealth Mgmt.
Michael Ryan
Serial Entrepreneur, Cyber Security
Armin Zadakbar
Biz Dev, European Markets
Ryan Sears
Serial Entrepreneur, B2B Marketing