MergeLane is launching Onramp Live to share fantastic insight from startup mentors, angel investors, VCs and exceptional leaders. We’re kicking this off with an interactive online discussion with the founders of Dating Ring (as featured on Gimlet’s StartUp Podcast, Y Combinator Grad), Kindara (SOS Ventures-backed HAX Accelerator grad), and Havenly(MergeLane ’15 grad). As graduates from some of the world’s leading accelerators, they’ll share the good, the great and the not so great results of their accelerator experience.
When: August 25th from 1:30 – 2:30 pm MDT (3:30 – 4:30 pm EST)Where: via Webex to allow for an active discussion and Q & ARSVP
We’ll share relevant content for anyone considering any accelerator, and there will be plenty of time for Q & A.
Other Onramp Live Events Scheduled:
The Startup Gas Pedal: What Is an Accelerator and Is It for Us?August 25th from Noon – 1pm MDT (2:00 – 3:00 pm EST)
How to Get Accepted into a Top-Tier AcceleratorSeptember 1st from 12:30 – 1:30 pm MDT (2:30 – 3:30 pm EST)
These events have limited capacity and we’ve sold out nearly every event we’ve hosted.
We’ll be accepting applicants on a rolling basis, so the sooner the better.
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