Everyone knows

9 out of 10 startups fail

But what if we’re wrong?

Everyone knows
9 out of 10 startups fail.

But what if we’re wrong?

At Fluent, we operate
like an entrepreneurial
training R&D lab.

We’re testing the startup industry’s foundational assumptions about how communities support innovation and startup development.

And we’re building products to help your community-based entrepreneurial programs deliver faster, more effective, state of the art services to founders. 

At Fluent, we operate
like an entrepreneurial
training R&D lab.

We’re testing the startup industry’s foundational assumptions about how communities support innovation and startup development.

And we’re building products to help your community-based entrepreneurial programs deliver faster, more effective, state of the art services to founders. 

Products

Our first two products tackle some of the biggest challenges faced by community-based entrepreneurial programs.

How can we do more?

Fluent Operating System

Your local founders need help year round. Even more importantly, they need the right help at the right time, personalized for their stage in the venture-building process. And if you’re like most of the ecosystem builders we work with, you and your team are already working at 120% capacity.

When you work with Fluent, you get an entire team of experts that help make your job easier. The Fluent Operating System increases your program’s capacity while reducing the need for additional staff.

We can help you deliver effective, targeted programming and support at scale, whether you serve five founders or 500.

Learn more

How do we know it's working?

Fluency Score

At Fluent, we go beyond vanity metrics like number of startups created, number of mentor contact hours, or funding raised.

The Fluency Score is a revolutionary new tool for measuring progress, stage, and risk in early-stage startups.

This diagnostic tool provides real, actionable data that cuts through bias, provides intelligence on what is working and not, and helps you understand and demonstrate true ROI on community program investments.

Learn more

Products

Our first two products tackle some of the biggest challenges faced by community-based entrepreneurial programs.

How can we do more?

Fluent Operating System

Your local founders need help year round. Even more importantly, they need the right help at the right time, personalized for their stage in the venture-building process. And if you’re like most of the ecosystem builders we work with, you and your team are already working at 120% capacity.

When you work with Fluent, you get an entire team of experts that help make your job easier. The Fluent Operating System increases your program’s capacity while reducing the need for additional staff.

We can help you deliver effective, targeted programming and support at scale, whether you serve five founders or 500.

Learn more

How do we know it's working?

Fluency Score

At Fluent, we go beyond vanity metrics like number of startups created, number of mentor contact hours, or funding raised.

The Fluency Score is a revolutionary new tool for measuring progress, stage, and risk in early-stage startups.

This diagnostic tool provides real, actionable data that cuts through bias, provides intelligence on what is working and not, and helps you understand and demonstrate true ROI on community program investments.

Learn more

Learn more about the Fluent methodology

At Fluent, we are obsessed with pushing the state of the industry forward, specifically for community-based entrepreneurial support organizations.

In The Founder Machine, Fluent CEO Beth McKeon outlines her vision for how startup community leaders can move beyond optimizing for luck in our ecosystems to a model designed to produce predictable, repeatable startup success.

 

Available for purchase: Spring 2019

Learn more about the Fluent methodology

At Fluent, we are obsessed with pushing the state of the industry forward, specifically for community-based entrepreneurial support organizations.

In The Founder Machine, Fluent CEO Beth McKeon outlines her vision for how startup community leaders can move beyond optimizing for luck in our ecosystems to a model designed to produce predictable, repeatable startup success.

 

Available for purchase: Spring 2019 

Every day, we ask our founders to talk to customers, to co-create solutions, to apply design principles to their technology.

We ask them to adapt and iterate as needed to create the very best, most valuable company in their space.

At Fluent, we use the same processes to tackle the biggest challenges within the startup industry itself.