Rocky Mountain Startup Resource Guide

At C2M Beta we strive to connect startups in the Rocky Mountains and connect them to mentors, business development plans, and access to funding.

2021 Resource Guide

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I. General Startup Advice

  1. General Startup Advice
    Advice: 10 pieces of advice for leaders of early-stage startups during COVID 

AMA Replay: Actionable Advice from Experienced CEOs
Resources

  • Brad Feld on Validating Your Startup Idea here.
  • Startups.com here.
  • Y Combinator here.
  • Y Combinator Startup Playbook  here.
  • Y Combinator Startup Library   here.
  • Tech Stars here
  • Founder's Institute here.
  • Google Ventures "Sprint" methodology here.
  • Duco Design Sprint tool   here.
  • Tools from DesignSprint.org here
  • Strategyzer here
  • Strategyzer "From Idea to Business Videos" here.
  • Business Model Toolbox here.
  • Seth Godin here.
  • Steve Blank here.
  • Eric Ries Lean Startup here
  • Guy Raz How I Built This here.
  • Startup Therapy here
  • GeekWire here

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III. Portfolio Companies

III. Accelerator Program Updates

If you have applied to the accelerator program for Fall 2021 we will be accepting applications on July 15th and determine participants by Aug 15th. The Fall 2021 accelerator will begin on September 14th and run 12 weeks through December 7th. In the meantime all of the course material is available in the Rocky Mountain Community. Companies who have gone through the tracks ahead of time will have an advantage for application as well as a personal advantage from learning the material and language of this journey.

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IV. Community Program Updates

Rocky Mountain Community 

This online platform has a plethora of resources for you to leverage. The entire framework for our accelerator program can be found in the “Tracks” within the network.
Start with How to Use this Network. As mentioned above, if you are planning to apply to be in the accelerator program, companies who have completed the tracks ahead of time will have their application prioritized.

Found In The Rockies
Stef Sample, Founder, CEO, Investor, Mentor hosts a podcast aligned around the journey for startup founders.

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V. Montana Startup Resources

  • Early Stage Montana here
  • UofM Blackstone LaunchPad here
  • MSU Blackstone LaunchPad here
  • Innovate Montana here

VI. Fundraising

Investors

  • Homestake Venture Partners here

Venture Capital Specific to Rocky Mountain 

  • Resources:

A Guide to Seed Fundraising

Series A Funding 

How to Find Investors and Get Email Intros

The 5 Things That Kill Startups Post Seed Round

Goodworks Ventures - Financing Resources here

Book - Venture Deals, Brad Feld here

Book - The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital here

Blog - The Non-Obvious Guide to Fundraising here

VII. Legal

Resources:

Startup Legal Mechanics (SUS 2018)

Managing Startup Finances 

Intellectual Property

A special thanks to Joel Henry @ Worden Thane P.C. for creating and sharing these modules.

  • Episode #1:  Utility Patents  here
  • Episode #2: Design Patents here.  
  • Episode #3: Trade Secrets here.
  • Episode #4: Copyrights here.
  • Episode #5: Trademarks here.

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