WHERE: The IBA's Blockchain cohort will take place at USC's Blackstone Launchpad within USC's Marshall School of Business.
HOW: The three-month program consists of six to eight participating companies meeting for six, four-hour Wednesday evening workshops with hands-on growth hacking and subject matter expert presenters. Weeks without workshops feature one-on-one coaching for OKRs, KPIs and benchmark progress.
WHO: Workshops feature hands-on work with IBA staff as well as expert presenters and industry experts. Founders and key BizDev employees should attend. All companies enjoy a three-month USC intern to help with acceleration. Space is limited.
WHEN: The three Wednesday 4-hour evening workshop schedule is April 3rd, April 24th and May 15th:
Workshop 1 - What is Blockchain, importance of the white paper// Creating a globally minded company, Business Plan Review
Workshop 2 & 3 - Blockchain nuts and bolts, Requirements for creating a truly global business, Legal, regulatory, tax and accounting essentials for Blockchain companies, Finance tools (Crowdfunding, Grants, VC/Angel),
Investor Demo Day - TBD
HOW MUCH: The program is free and co-founders or additional reps are welcome. Space is limited.
WHAT IF: Due to the realities of startups and early-growth companies, nobody can guarantee success. However, if after three months, a cohort company doesn't make that first international deal or doesn't build out the technology to do so, the IBA support will remain available until that first international deal is secured.