Resources for Accelerators

You say Progress. I say Traction. What do we mean?

You say Progress. I say Traction. What do we mean?

Startupland was once an uncharted business frontier, but we now have our own satirical TV show. This “industry” is developed enough to have more fully-defined concepts that we can all rally around. It’s time we speak a common language for thinking about the very earliest, most nebulous stages of startup formation.

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Five questions for (very) early-stage founders

Five questions for (very) early-stage founders

If I asked you right now what your startup needs the most, I bet I could predict how you’d respond – “I need capital”. It’s the way almost every startup founder, at any stage, responds. I hear you, even if I don’t agree. Your startup is really nothing more than a big collection of assumptions around an identified problem and a possible solution. You need a roadmap for working through those assumptions efficiently, so you know you’re in the best position possible for success.

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I’m Beth McKeon, Director of Fluent.

I provide on-demand accelerator management and entrepreneurial program development consulting. Currently, I’m serving as Managing Director for Velocity Accelerator in Birmingham AL. Prior to this, I led NMotion in Lincoln NE and founded Kids Calendar, which I sold in 2017.

I combine my passion for product & business design with my education background to deliver hyper-targeted and customer-focused training and product/program development for accelerators, startup ecosystems, and entrepreneurs.

You can reach me at beth@fluentstudio.co.