Newchip Newsletter Series: November 2cd-6th

What’s Coming Up at Newchip?

See app.newchip.com/events/ for more information on upcoming Newchip events. All events are scheduled in Central Daylight Time.

Monday, November 2

9:00am-11:00am: 3-Minute Elevator Pitch 1-1 Coaching Workshop #1 [Link]

9:30am-11:30am: Business Advisory Session [Link]

Tuesday, November 3

1:00pm-3:00pm: Business Advisory Session [Link]

2:00pm-4:00pm: 9-Minute Demo Day 1-1 Coaching Workshop #1 [Link]

4:00pm-6:00pm: Weekly Pitch Deck Review Session #1 [Link]

Wednesday, November 4

5:00pm-7:00pm: 3-Minute Elevator Pitch 1-1 Coaching Workshop #2 [Link]

TBA: Business Advisory Session [Link]

Thursday, November 5

11:00am-12:00pm: How to utilize data analytics and AI/ML in your company’s product offering and growth strategy [Link]

4:00pm-6:00pm: Weekly Pitch Deck Review Session #2 [Link

5:00pm-7:00pm: 9-Minute Demo Day 1-1 Coaching Workshop #1 [Link]

TBA: Business Advisory Session [Link]

Friday, November 6

2:00pm-4:00pm: Hot Seat + Office Hours Weekly Session [Link]

Other Events in the Startup Ecosystem

Table Stakes 2020, presented by Carta

On December 9, Carta will host the annual Table Stakes 2020 event and drive actionable change to close the equity gap. This year, their report will show the equity gap by race and ethnicity in addition to gender. Registration is free and open to all at https://hopin.to/events/table-stakes-summit-2020

New episodes come out every other Wednesday, so be sure to subscribe!

New Podcast Episode

From investing to building a company culture, Accelerate strives to shine a light on the many unknowns entrepreneurs face on a daily basis. Episode 2 features interviews with Noah Kagan, the Chief Sumo at AppSumoPaul Della Maggiora, the Founder & CEO at GoBeep Inc., and Trevor Lain, the Founder & CEO at LexAlign. To read more about this episode, click here.

The first two episodes for the podcast are available to listen and download now on all major podcast platforms, including Spotify and iTunes.

Mentor Spotlight

Adam Holcombe, Newchip Mentor Spotlight

Adam’s career spans roles on “both sides of the table” in deploying corporate venture capital as well as operational roles to include business development and enterprise sales at various organizations. Adam joined USAA as Senior Associate of Corporate Development and more recently, as Director of Business Development & Innovation. Adam also co-founded Alpine Therapy Services in 2018 and currently serves on the Board as a Director. He also supports an early-stage fintech & Techstars Alumnus, Curu, as a Member of the Advisory Board. Prior to USAA, Adam was a Corporate Strategy Manager where he led $95 million in M&A transactions, direct sales distribution planning, and post-merger integration. Preceding his position with Centurylink, Adam served as a business development & financial strategy lead for the Boeing Company. Adam led several mergers/acquisitions targeting projects, IP valuation, and agile process initiatives. Prior to his work in the private sector, Adam served in the US Army as a Combat Engineer Officer with accomplishments ranging from the completion of US Army Ranger School to being honored with a Bronze Star Medal during OIF deployment. 

Adam earned an MBA from the University of Denver and a financial management certificate from Cornell University. Adam serves as a mentor to several startup accelerators, including Techstars and PatriotBootCamp. Adam is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending his free time cycling, snowboarding, and spending time with his family.

Newchip Quick Tip: Investor List

Create a list of potential or prospective investors even when you aren’t actively raising a round of financing. Keep them updated with a monthly or quarterly newsletter explaining your progress and traction. This will help keep your company in their mind and will prime them in case you ever go to raise another round and want their investment.

Helpful Tools:

See the Partnership Resources page in your program content for more information (Pre-Seed(Seed & Series A)

  • Brex – Corporate credit cards and cash management tools to track spending and earn rewards
  • MicroAcquire – Startup acquisition marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of startup businesses anonymously without a middleman

Must-Read Articles:

Below you will find a collection of our must-read articles for this week in relation to the entrepreneurial world. For the best experience, we recommend you grab a cup of coffee, some tea, or heck, just grab a nice, cold beer… Enjoy!

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