Updated: Aug 8, 2020
I'm excited to announce that I've been accepted into a startup accelerator program! I've been researching accelerator programs and incubators that can help take my business and ideas to the next level. I'm currently an idea-stage/pre-seed stage founder who is bootstrapping. It was important for me to align with an accelerator program that did not ask for equity in exchange for program participation. I also want to be intentional about the cap table I am building prior to moving forward with fundraising. Tacklebox met my requirements, so I applied in June.
The Tacklebox program provides idea-stage founders (with full-time jobs) a framework, network, and system-building tools to validate their idea. Specifically, Tacklebox helps founders prioritize, execute, and build systems that will help them forge a path towards creating a viable business. This framework and support system is critical for founders who may have limited time to work on their idea, but are still committed to making progress prior to full-time Entrepreneurship. I knew immediately that Tacklebox was the right fit for me and the CandShout product.
The CandShout product doesn't thrive without first understanding its customers and the problem we are solving. CandShout's objectives are: (a) solve issues related to talent recruitment and management in the Human Resources industry, (b) promote social good actions, and (c) encourage companies to examine their approach to corporate social responsibility. With guidance and community expertise from Tacklebox, I am confident that I can grow my product beyond the MVP stage.
So why was I chosen? I was chosen because of my domain expertise (HR Background), my approach to solving a problem that identified an untapped entry point, and the huge market potential in the HR space. With Tacklebox's strengths in customer segmentation, messaging, and customer acquisition, I will be able to establish sustainable habits that will have the biggest impact on my potential for success. I can't wait to get started!