Over the past 10 days, amazing things have happened. Here's a quick overview:
- My suspicions were confirmed: The overall consensus is that SoCal needs a YC and/or YCR-style accelerator
- Had dozens of awesome meetings & calls with high caliber mentors, angels, and VCs -- they ranged from "positive" to "wow"
- Received a flood of ideas on how to structure LaunchSpark to achieve the highest probability of success for the participants
- Got some early press from SoCalTECH.com and a few other places
At the same time, I'm putting together a rock star advisory/management team for LaunchSpark that will help shape the future of the program, with the primary focus being it's success and longevity.
I realize that the initial deadline for applications has passed, but in light of the amazing response and feedback, we're going to be accepting late applications. This will benefit all participants because the caliber of the mentors is increasing daily.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.