The Fall 2013 class brings together the most diverse group of mentors, subject matter experts and advisors – from technologists and investors, to sales professionals and storytellers.
10Xelerator (10X), a Columbus, Ohio-based startup accelerator announces the formation of the largest and most diverse network of mentors and experts for it’s fall 2013 class.
“10X is leveraging its tremendous network of highly successful entrepreneurs, technologists and investors from Ohio and throughout the country, all committed to providing hands-on mentorship to the next class of startups.” said Brooke Paul, Program Director of 10X. “In addition to the traditional accelerator formula of combining world-class technologists and investors together to provide mentoring and support, the fall 2013 class will have access to world-class product, UX, sales professionals, and even storytellers to help our teams with their customer development activities.”
“The startup phase is a passion-filled adventure full of exciting stories. By sharing those engaging stories, entrepreneurs can accelerate the sales cycle and quickly grow a loyal customer base. ” says Wilton Blake, storyteller. “Stories also have the power to capture the attention of investors and help secure their financial support. I’m thrilled at the opportunity to bring a storytelling perspective to 10X.”
Additional mentors and advisors include:
Dave Saunders, Partner, Palo Alto Venture Partners
Jason Curator, Partner, Carbon Audio
Matt Armstead, Partner, Founders Factory and Sprout.it
Jon Myers, UX Professional
Jason Ross, Founder, JackThreads
David Hunegnaw, Co-Founder, AboutOurWork – Small Business Network
Pamela Springer, CEO, Manta
Dov Rosenberg, Director, Allos Ventures and Blue Chip Ventures
Patrick Murphy, Founder, BrandThunder
S. Anthony Iannarino, Founder, The Sales Blog
The 10X program starts September 4th and runs for 10 weeks in Columbus for high caliber entrepreneurs and teams who have disruptive, market-validated solutions that impact one of four core business sectors:
Big Data and Analytics
10X is a mentorship-driven investment program designed for energetic and game-changing entrepreneurs. Managed by Founders Factory, 10X is partnering with Ohio’s New Entrepreneurs (ONE) Fund, TechColumbus, Columbus 2020, The Ohio State University, Columbus College of Art & Design and several other community organizations in order to create an innovative business accelerator focused on maximizing the probability of creating scalable businesses.
Learn More: http://www.10xelerator.com/