Introducing the Fluency Score

– the FICO Score for startups –

"The Fluency Score helped us make smart, informed decisions about how to deploy $350K in investments this year."

Devon Laney
CEO, Innovation Depot

Ready to graduate beyond vanity metrics like number of startups created, number of mentor contact hours, or funding raised?

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

Ways you can use the Fluency Score:

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Measure and describe a company’s stage and risk profile

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Track a company’s progress over time

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Compare companies for program selection or investment potential

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Measure and report on program impact & ROI

What is your definition
of an early stage startup?

The Fluency Score is a revolutionary new diagnostic tool for data-driven decision-making in the startup industry

How you answer that question has implications for who you serve, what you offer them, and the overall impact of your work.

And yet, we – as an industry – don’t have standardized language to describe even the most basic concepts like “startup” or “early stage”. Instead, we wield these words like chess pieces in a marketing game, trying to distinguish ourselves amongst our peers as the most innovative and effective.

We don’t have a common, shared language to describe the work we do.

We certainly don’t have real, actionable data we can use to understand the companies we work with or the impact our programs have on their success. This leaves us susceptible to cognitive biases and missed opportunities.

More importantly, it means we can’t do the basic work we expect of our startups: run experiments, measure what is working and not, and get better over time.

Fluent is tackling this massive challenge with the Fluency Score, a revolutionary new diagnostic, data-driven tool.

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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 Ten out of Ten, 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.

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 Ten out of Ten, 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.