Mentorship: One of the biggest benefits of going through the 249 Startups Program is having access to knowledgeable mentors. You will have access to the 249 startups & Haggar Group team, seasoned entrepreneurs, experienced investors, and individuals with considerable expertise in their field to give feedback and offer guidance. We also host numerous talks and fireside chats. Speakers include top domain experts on important topics such as distribution, design, data, fundraising, and more.
Help with Distribution: We have in-house distribution experts that will help you GROW, GROW, GROW. Whether it’s trigger emails, event-based , SEO, ads, or creative growth tactics, we’ll help you get your business where it needs to be.
Fundraising: Our Program staff is made up of experts with years of experience in fundraising and pitching. You will learn how to run an effective fundraising process, how and when to talk to investors, and how to effectively tell your story.
Access to the IEC/249/Haggar Family: The network consists of over 200 company founders and over 50 mentors. They come from diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise, and locations. You’ll connect to a growing list of engineers, designers, marketers, and founders from all around the world.
Brand and PR: 249 Startups brand draws an impressive group of people, ranging from investors, strategic corporates, platform partners, press, and even the occasional celebrity. In addition, we run events and conferences throughout the year through IEC community that are consistently sold out. All of this means great exposure and visibility for your company.
Killer Coworking Space: During the Program you’ll work in the 249 Startups office along with your batchmates for 3 months. Everyone offers advice, encouragement, and support to help others succeed. In fact, many founders say the most important relationships they develop while in the Program are with their batchmates.
FUN: The 249startups culture is best described in one hashtag: #Collaborate. This means collaboration and support, creativity, taking risks, embracing failure, transparency, and moving quickly. We want you to push yourself past your comfort zone and take your company to the next level. You will work hard but have fun in the process.