Welcome to the 2022 Tufts Venture Accelerator! In the next three months you will review your business fundamentals and build traction. We will help you accelerate your progress with workshops, 1x1 coaching and mentorship, timely tips and tricks and more.
In Week 2 of the Tufts Venture Accelerator, you should be reviewing your market segmentation framework. Once you are happy with how you segment your market, it’s time to review how you chose your beachhead market.
This week you will be focusing on whether you have good Problem-Solution Fit. Does the problem you think you are solving logically and compellingly lead the user or economic buyer to the specific solution you are proposing?
This week you will double down on your mission to test your MVP. You will also start getting ready for your midpoint check-in.
At this halfway point, you will be fleshing out your go-to-market strategy. You will also do a midpoint check-in and retrospective.
Brainstorm and test revenue models and pricing strategies for your venture
Demystify the process of forecasting revenue, budgeting expenses and streamlining operations
Run behavioral experiments to see whether your potential paying customers will actually pay for (or pre-order) your solution
Learn how for-profit and not-for-profit new ventures can raise money and build a strong team
Integrating everything you have achieved and learned to date into an executive summary and venture pitch
Take stock of all that you have accomplished in the past 10 weeks, and plan for the future