IGNITE NORTHWEST LAUNCHES ROUTE FOR IDEA-STAGE COMPANIES

ENTREPRENEURS CAN LEVERAGE NEW PROGRAM TO VALIDATE BUSINESS CONCEPTS AND PUT THEM ON TRACK FOR INVESTMENT

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Ignite Northwest is announcing the launch of SparkTrack™, a new program that takes the core concepts of the full 12-week accelerator program, including direct mentoring, connections to subject matter experts, weekly project sprints (homework), and direct feedback from other entrepreneurs and condenses it down to a 4-week course specifically geared towards idea-stage companies. 

With SparkTrack™ entrepreneurs can use the proven experience of the full Ignite Northwest accelerator program to develop and refine their business model on the path to pitching for investment.    The SparkTrack™ program is different from other early-stage support programs because it brings the advantages of a structured class curriculum, an open real-time feedback setting with other founders, three full-time business coaches, and business topics taught by regional leaders. 

“With the launch of SparkTrack™ we are listening to our customers, something we advocate heavily in our program, and we are responding to the demand for earlier-stage company assistance,” said John Overby about SparkTrack™.  Bill Savitz, CEO of Ignite Northwest further adds “We have found during our operation of the full 12-week accelerator that most CEOs identify Ignite’s structured learning, opportunity to engage with other CEOS, and homework as being a true differentiator in building a stronger business model and preparing for future growth.  And we feel this is a strong asset for idea-stage companies looking to build their network, validate their model, and formulate their best path forward.” 

The SparkTrack™ program is open to both entrepreneurs looking for pre-seed funding and those exploring other ways of building a minimum viable product (prototype).  Those seeking pre-seed funding that successfully complete the SparkTrack™ program may be eligible to pitch to the Mind to Market, LLC (M2M) investors for pre-seed funding to allow them to build their minimum viable product.  All participants of the SparkTrack™ program can apply to continue onto Ignite Northwest’s full accelerator program in the Spring.

To learn more about Mind to Market, LLC visit startupspokane.com/mind-to-market-m2m/