Flashpoint works closely with founders to create better startups, faster. We welcome founders with domain knowledge, startup experience, and a commitment to uncovering the intentions and circumstances of customers, and we work closely with them to reveal authentic demand and develop products that customers cannot not buy. Many of the startups participating in Flashpoint are run by successful serial entrepreneurs, who use the program to build their next company. Companies originated at Flashpoint currently have a net market value of over $1 billion.
What to Expect
Flashpoint is an Atlanta-based, four month long program, divided into two parts, and ending in demo days in several cities. The first six weeks is a concentrated on-site program, usually involving three lectures or workshops per week, weekly critiqued team presentations, weekly office hours, and a weekly speaker series, in addition to numerous interactions with potential customers. The following 10 weeks includes ongoing lectures, workshops, and office hours, but can be conducted off-site. Innovation teams from larger companies work alongside startups in the same program, for example a Coca-Cola team is in the current cohort. Batch 6 will begin this summer.
Flashpoint requires accepted startups to be or convert to US C-Corporations. Invited startups receive a $20k investment as a SAFE, from an independent fund (created, in part, by successful companies developed at flashpoint.) In addition, flashpoint purchases 7% of company stock.
We are hosting interest sessions to give potential applicants an idea of what you will learn at Flashpoint, and provide tips on how to craft a successful application.
Thursday, June 9 – Batch 7 Interest Session #1
Thursday, June 15 – Batch 7 Interest Session #2
Monday, June 20 – First Round Application Deadline
Applications submitted by this date will be considered for our initial round of interviews. We’ll begin filling our portfolio of companies after this date. The earlier you apply, the better your chances of acceptance.