Launchpad on Demand by the Capital Network

Get real time feedback from experienced angel investors, without the pressure of a formal pitch session. You’ve got questions and we have answers! Launchpad on Demand sessions are virtual office hours held via on the first Thursday of every month. Entrepreneur participation is capped to allow for a 3-3 ratio of angels to entrepreneurs giving you the best one on one discussion, all from the comfort of your computer or mobile device. Launchpad members are ready to answer your most burning questions and give you practical advice on what steps to take next.

Who should sign up?

Entrepreneurs who are building a successful company and are looking for advice on how to get to the next step. You’ll get the most out of these office hours if your company is in the early stages of development but has some traction that you can speak too. Typical issues that are discussed include: finding a co-founder, forming an advisory board, getting the most out of beta customers, preparing for funding, etc.

I have an idea, but haven’t gone much past the idea stage, is this a good place to get some feedback?

That’s great! The first step is the idea, however you won’t get the feedback you need if you come to Launchpad on Demand with just an idea. Check out some of TCN’s other programs to learn more about building a business or any of the other many many community events that Boston has to offer. Talk about your idea to anyone who will listen, test it with real customers, and then come back to Launchpad on Demand. We’ll give you feedback on your early traction, growing pains, and other issues to help you along the way.

Am I pitching for funding during this session?

No! This is an office hours session, not a pitch session that you are being graded on. While you will give a one-two minute pitch to give the angels more info about what you are working on, it’s not a screening for Launchpad or investment.

 What do I need to prepare?

You will want to have a one-two minute pitch that identifies your target market, establishes the need for your solution, and describes your solution briefly. You’ll also want to have 1-2 questions that have been keeping you up at night that you think experienced investors might be able to help you with. Beyond your pitch and your questions, you need to complete the Application Section below. The information about  your company is forwarded to the investors you will meet in the session.

Who is Launchpad anyway?

Launchpad Venture Group is a Boston-based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage companies. Launchpad is the largest angel investing group in the Northeast, with a broad base of very active members coming from a variety of backgrounds and professions, including the technology, financial service, industrial and life science communities.