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We Help Founders Succeed

It's all about execution. Building on smart business plan tactics, human-centered design, and Lean methodologies, we provide a comprehensive "ideate, validate, create, grow, fund" operations framework, a collaborative web app, practical business mentoring, a multi-city investor network, and best-in-class learning resources to help founders build desirable products and accelerate growth.

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Keep track of team progress

Investment groups, co-working spaces, incubators, educational institutions, economic development agencies, or any organization that works with founders can take advantage of our platform to track team progress, provide education curriculum, and deliver real-time mentoring. Click here to view/download a PDF with more information.

Keep track of promising teams

Venture capitalists, angel groups, and individual angel investors gain access to promising teams that pass our due diligence. In addition, investors send teams they are evaluating through our platform to track progress and allow our mentors (and/or the investor's mentors) to assist founders. Shoot us an email at hello@startuprocket.com to learn more.

Endorsements by Early Stage Investors

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Troy Henikoff

Managing Director
TechStars Chicago
MATH Venture Partners

Building a startup is part science and part art. Startup Rocket provides a framework to take the best learnings from hundreds of startups and apply them to YOUR business so that you can focus on innovation and creating a product that customers will love. Working with Startup Rocket will reduce time to market, decrease costs, and increase chances of success.

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Alex Giannikoulis

Founder & General Partner
Graphene Ventures

Starting a business is more of a challenge than any ambitious founder initially expects. Building and growing that business without a proper framework multiplies that challenge.

Startup Rocket provides a structured approach for founders to quickly test and refine their ideas. The service they provide is valuable and thorough.

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Christopher Deutsch

Angel Investor
Tech Entrepreneur

Some founders that ask for money aren't prepared and that sucks for everyone. Those that go through Startup Rocket at least have a carefully constructed financial model and have locked down efficient product and growth operations.

If you're an early-stage founder, Startup Rocket can help guide you through everything you need to know to build the foundation for a winning business, whether you decide to raise money or bootstrap.

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Derek Groothuis

Angel Investor
Technologist

One thing that trips up many early stage companies is figuring out what will make a successful business, beyond just having a great idea.

Startup Rocket helps new founders by giving a clear framework to test and refine their idea early on, saving time and money before doing expensive or unnecessary work that will have to be redone or discarded later. The service truly provides a boost to young startups by giving their business a better engine.

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Coaching & Online Collaboration

Leverage the Startup Rocket Framework and create an unlimited number of ventures, collaborate with your team, build your product, and accelerate growth.

You also have the option to take your business to the next level by receiving practical coaching from experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts.

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Community & Learning Resources

Gain access to an extensive network of founders and investors, learn about best practices in the industry, and prep to land your first round of funding.

Founders planning to bootstrap and not raise outside money (which is admirable and encouraged!) will also gain tremendous value from the Startup Rocket framework, resources, online tool, and community.

About

Startup Rocket was birthed out of the frustration of re-inventing the wheel every time we, the partners and advisors behind Prota Ventures, started validating a new idea, building a team, launching a product, and accelerating a business to a place where it made sense to raise capital.

On the other side of the table, it also came out of countless conversations with early-stage founders seeking to land their first round of funding.

Not surprisingly, there are a common set of mistakes that most founders make that are avoidable with the right coaching.   Read more »

What founders are saying about Startup Rocket

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Levina Li

Founder, IDE Group LLC

Bringing an idea to life takes a small army, and even then, things slip through the cracks. Startup Rocket keeps things focused, moving, and excellent - their framework and community are incredible resources for any new team or company.

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Seth Miller

Co-Founder & CEO, RapChat

Startup Rocket is an absolute game changer and helped us scale Rapchat to over 70,000+ monthly active users. I'd recommend jumping on board when you are building your initial team, launching a product, and/or raising your first round of capital.

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Ed Baldwin

Co-Founder & CEO, Profile Gorilla

If I had the resources provided by Startup Rocket before I launched, I would have saved tens of thousands of dollars and months of headaches. Stoked to see them sharing this with the world!

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Mike Anderson

Co-Founder & CEO, Elevator

I’ve worked with the team behind Startup Rocket on several startups. They are a force that brings energy, connections, and solid guidance to any project.

Pricing

Paid plans come with a 7-day money-back guarantee

Starter

FREE

Let's get this party started
  • Unlimited Ventures
  • Unlimited Collaborators
  • Unlimited Framework Notes
  • Reply to Collaboration via Email
  • High-level Framework Guidance
  • Access to in-depth examples and coaching throughout the Framework
  • Access to Startup Rocket's private Slack group
  • Access to a community of other founders to help test and promote your products and services.
  • Customized Support via Slack and Live Chat
  • Mentoring and advising from seasoned founders
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Framework

$4.99/mo

Access to coaching guides and our community Slack group
  • Unlimited Ventures
  • Unlimited Collaborators
  • Unlimited Framework Notes
  • Reply to Collaboration via Email
  • High-level Framework Guidance
  • Access to in-depth examples and coaching throughout the Framework
  • Access to Startup Rocket's private Slack group
  • Access to a community of other founders to help test and promote your products and services.
  • Customized Support via Slack and Live Chat
  • Mentoring and advising from seasoned founders
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Founder

$24.99/mo

Personalized mentoring and more...
  • Unlimited Ventures
  • Unlimited Collaborators
  • Unlimited Framework Notes
  • Reply to Collaboration via Email
  • High-level Framework Guidance
  • Access to in-depth examples and coaching throughout the Framework
  • Access to Startup Rocket's private Slack group
  • Access to a community of other founders to help test and promote your products and services
  • Customized Support via Slack and Live Chat
  • Mentoring and advising from seasoned founders

Questions? Check out our FAQ

Get started with a free trial

To ensure our platform is a good fit for your organization, we're happy to get you setup with a free trial so you can invite in a few teams to try it out. Shoot us a quick email - hello@startuprocket.com - and we'll be in touch quickly with next steps. Thank you!

Get started with a free trial

To ensure our platform is a good fit for you and the teams you are evaluating, we're happy to get you setup with a free trial so you can invite in a few founders to try it out. Send us an email - hello@startuprocket.com - and we'll be in touch quickly with next steps. Thank you!