Entries by Lloyd Waldo

Is Mentorship Like a Game of Chess?

Today our Batch 8 startups will begin to meet with mentors, a process that will take around a month. They’ll have nearly 100 45 minute meetings with mentors from diverse industries and specialized backgrounds. So how do we prepare startup founders for getting the most out of this crazy rush of meetings? Simple: we give […]

SY Alum Decissio Uses AI to Accurately Predict StartupYard Investments

You may remember Decissio, a Batch 7 StartupYard alum that has been working on the “Jarvis for Investment Decision Making.” Earlier this year, the company announced its kick-off product, an intelligent dashboard for VC investors and Accelerators to evaluate and monitor companies they invest in. Decissio aims to go beyond a typical investment dashboard by […]

The Positioning Statement: Finding a Window Into the Mind

The Positioning Statement For Startups: A Window Into The Mind Originally published on our blog way back in 2014, this post has been one of our most enduringly popular. According to Google Analytics, the average reader has spent over 20 minutes studying it. It is also our most popular piece on Medium. Since that time, we’ve shared this post with […]

11 Things We Say All the Time to Startups

11 Things We say ALL THE TIME to Startups “You Just have to…” Paul Graham has an amazing post on his blog, called “Before the Startup.” You should read it. I’ll wait. Ok, for those who haven’t read it: he talks about how his role as a startup mentor is often just to repeat the same things. After a […]

Introducing Our New Monthly Meetup: Tech Founders

We’re pleased to announce that StartupYard will host a monthly Meetup event, for founding team members of tech companies. The meetup is simply titled: Tech Founders. It will give company founders a chance to connect with others who have faced, or are now facing, the same issues in business, in life, and as leaders at work. Many […]

StartupYard Batch 8: Visualized

Applications for StartupYard Batch 8 closed this weekend. Selection has now begun, and acceleration will kick off in September. You’ll get a full overview of the selected teams only after they’ve been with us for at least 1 month. Until then, we have some initial data to share with you. For the past few years, […]