In the Business Ideation and Validation Phase of our Alumni Venture Seed Fund, our Genius Founders have been learning how to research, develop, and refine their beachhead markets and end-users. From entity formation to surveying stakeholders, our entrepreneurs are understanding how to validate their ventures and target their first customers.

GENIUSES KEY TAKEAWAYS

Kevin Butler, OAK4 Hidden Genius Alum

“I will start exploring my list of potential markets.”

Ian Bundy-Weiss, OAK5 Hidden Genius Alum

“I want to work on my new wireframe and survey a couple more potential markets before I fully complete my end-user profile.”

Ndene Diallo, OAK5 Hidden Genius Alum

“I plan on using the market selections skills I’ve picked to create a timeline for my market research.”

Jayden Cummings, RICH1 Hidden Genius Alum

“I will keep researching my market and asking questions to build my user profiles.”

Desmond Paré, OAK4 Hidden Genius Alum

“I’ve begun surveying my target audiences on features they hope to see in my application.”

Click HERE to learn more about our Hidden Genius Alumni and their business ventures.

BUSINESS IDEATION PHASE COACHES & GUEST SPEAKERS

Ryan Diew
Senior Associate, Base Ventures

Emmanuel Dawson
Strategy & Operations Analyst, Deloitte

Keenan D. Williams
Co-Founder, President & Head of Partnerships, Rezi

Cooper Newby
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, BlueCrew

Joey Flores
Chief Marketing Officer, Chefling Inc.

Marc Guirand
Founder & CEO, Derisk.vc

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