Winter 2013 Cohort
October 1, 2012: Application period opens
November 4, 2012: Application period closes 11:59 PM (EST)
December 17, 2012: Teams Selected and Notified
February 4, 2013: 16-Week Program Kicks Off
June 2013: Demo Day
Fall 2013 Cohort
May 6, 2013: Applications period opens
June 30, 2013: Applications period closes at 11:59 PM (EST)
Late July/Early August, 2013: Interviews take place
August 30, 2013: Teams Selected and Notified
Sept 16, 2013: Program Begins
March 2014: Demo Day
Workshops & Speakers
Throughout the program, you'll be participating in tailored discussions with industry and subject matter experts that uncover new ideas and approaches to commercializing mobile, social and global enterprises.
MONTH 1: "The Direction"
The Focus: customer development – building the right product for the right market.
Key Activities: TONS of mentors & customer meetings. Branding. UX/UI & product development.
MONTH 2: "Execute Like Mad"
The Focus: refining business model, cost-effective customer acquisition & distribution.
Key Activities: brand building, BD, marketing, communications & monetization.
MONTH 3: "Path to Profitability"
The Focus: data – defining and measuring customer driven metrics.
Key Activities: determining cost structures, refining pricing, financing strategy.
MONTH 4: "The Pitch"
The Focus: preparing startups for investor events & our Demo Day.
Key Activities: pitching, pitching & more pitching…
Be inspired and meet world-class entrepreneurs, leaders and investors and industry experts exclusively for the JOLT startup companies.
At JOLT, you meet people like:
- Paul Singh, 500 Startups (pictured above)
- Mike Bott, The Brandery
- David Kauffman, Westcourt Capital
- Bruce Croxon, Round13 Capital
- Ash Maurya, Spark59
- Dan Martell, Series Entrepreneur, CEO Clarity FM
- Alistair Croll, author of Lean Analytics
- Nicole German, LinkedIN
- Sachin Monga, Facebook
- Randy Smerik, Angel Investor, Serial Entrepreneur
- Satish Kanwar, Jet Cooper
- Derek Smyth, OMERS
- Mark Evans, Balderton Capital
All JOLT startup companies will participate in a Demo Day, held at the end of the 16-week program, where they pitch their company to a room full of potential investors, industry partners and key members of the technology community.
Demo Day for JOLT's Winter 2013 cohort is coming up – be sure to follow us on twitter to see what's happening!
We're going to make sure you do the "work hard" part, but we'll also bring a little bit of the "play hard" to the table as well. On these nights, it's time to think about something other than your startup. Check out some of our fun JOLT events here.