New Four-Week Program Guides Wireless Health & Technology Startups
SAN DIEGO – Oct. 17, 2013 – Wireless Health Hub, a community built by SoCal Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Development (SoCal EED), and Startup Weekend, part of the nationally recognized UP Global nonprofit organization, have teamed up to offer NEXT, a four-week program for wireless health industry and technology startup teams and co-founders planning to enter an accelerator program.
NEXT Director Matt French said, “NEXT is designed to help align a startup team with the important skills accelerators look at when making an investment. Beyond the founder skills developed over the four weeks, coming to NEXT helps startups creep closer to getting social proof by focusing heavily on doing customer discovery and learning the problems actually being solved for people willing to pay for a service. We are really looking to make NEXT the ‘go to’ pre-accelerator program and work closely with more organizations like Wireless Health Hub.”
Set to launch Oct. 28, 2013, NEXT consists of weekly, three-hour working sessions with other attendees and mentors geared toward helping startups improve and prepare for an accelerator, investors or early-stage launch.
Predictably Well Founder Juliet Oberding, who is certified by Steve Blank as a Lean Launchpad Educator and NEXT mentor, has been a facilitator and mentor for multiple lean startup programs including NEXT. She said, “I’ve seen the big difference these programs make for entrepreneurs. I’m excited to mentor in NEXT at the Wireless Health Hub for startups preparing for accelerators”.
Those interested in participating can register for $149 here: http://www.swnext.co/events/socal-eed-pre-accelerator-next
SoCal EED is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) with a mission of creating industry-focused entrepreneur communities throughout Southern California. The first communities are in San Marcos with the Wireless Health Hub, the Corona Innovation Center in the City of Corona, and the Murrieta Regional Technology Innovation Center in the City of Murrieta. http://socaleed.org/
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