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Leaders of the world's fastest growing companies have used our program to form and improve their business ideas, create an advisory board, recruit co-founders, improve their pitch, launch a product, raise capital, generate revenue, and more. The scale of our successful alumni is unprecedented.See our Graduates
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CEO & Founder
Serial Entrepreneur & Advisor, CentralSpark.io
Steven J. Frisch is a prolific serial entrepreneur with 7 exits totaling $688 million. He has over 27 years experience as a CEO...
Product Launch Strategist, Chain Reaction Accelerator
Gisele is a marketing executive with 25 years deep inside Silicon Valley helping technology startups start up, execute a launch...
My name is Walter Roth and I am the founding CEO of inward inc. I started out as a college drop-out venture backed CEO, was an...
President and CEO, Delivering Peak Performance
My name is Paul D'Souza and I am the President and CEO of DeliveringPeakPerformance.com Over the past 25 years I have consulte...
Vice President, Early Stage Banking, Silicon Valley Bank
John Lee is a vice president in Silicon Valley Bank's Early Stage Banking Team. John manages relationships with early stage ...
Co-Founder, Eye-Fi & Forq
Co-founded Eyefi & Forq: Eyefi has seen it's sales grow to 48 countries, while generating tens of millions of dollars of rev...
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