What does a typical week look like during the program?
Our cohort will meet most weeks in St. Louis, and strategically as a group in D.C. We only have formal programming two days per week (usually on Mondays and Tuesdays). This allows the companies in our cohort to focus on the things they need to focus on. During our regular weekly meetings, companies report out their accomplishments from the previous week and their action plans for the following one. The companies also identify areas in which they need help, or people or organizations they need introductions to. Afterwards, the companies meet individually with their lead mentors for a deeper dive into their activities and issues that week. This provides additional visibility into each startup and allows our mentor and operational team to better connect the companies to resources. On occasion, we will schedule happy hours, breakfasts, and other networking opportunities with our network of mentors or CISO leadership, or a casual get-together with the other members of the cohort.
What else do you get through the program?
Like most accelerators, joining our portfolio comes with a plethora of perks, including, but not limited to, pro-bono and discounted legal and accounting services, Amazon Web Services credits, and co-working office space in the T-REX tech startup incubator.