Raze Elevate Webinar juan October 3, 2023
Raze Elevate Webinar for Startups

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Introducing the Raze Elevate Webinar

Championing the untapped and underestimated underdogs of the startup world

Are you a visionary startup founder tired of the conventional accelerator mold? The Raze Elevate Webinar was created to celebrate the mavericks and those who dare to think differently. Our program is a launchpad for your unique ideas, offering capital, often overlooked resources, and mentorship in a world where one-size-fits-all approaches stifle innovation. Traditional accelerators might promise support but often impose rigid structures and diluted mentorship. At Raze, we fan the flames of your potential, giving you the freedom to thrive.

What is the program?

It's an Ongoing Webinar Meetup

Join us weekly or as often as you can to share ideas with peers, get mentorship and pitch practice for your next raise.

(Un)limited Admission & Progression: Any founder can participate. There is no application, fee, or upfront cost, financially or with equity. Instead of a fixed duration (like a 3-month program), startups proceed at their own pace, accessing resources and mentorship as needed.

(Un)conventional & Crowdsourced Mentorship: We allow any experienced entrepreneur, not just a selected panel, to offer mentorship through our group meetings. Successful alumni give back to the community by mentoring, providing resources, or becoming investors.

(Un)filtered and (Un)biased Guidance: Straight talk. Real advice. We give you raw, unfiltered insights to help you navigate the startup terrain. We’ve also adopted “Blind Engagement” for online meetings, eliminating video to focus purely on ideas and conversations, free from visual bias. Inspired by blind auditions, this approach champions inclusivity and ensures every voice is valued on its merit alone.

When Are They?

Miss last week's webinar?

Click the link below to get access to watch the entire replay from Nov. 17, 2023.

Introducing the Raze (Un)Accelerator Program

Championing the (Un)tapped and (Un)derestimated (Un)derdogs of the Startup World

Are you an ambitious startup founder who feels boxed in or overlooked by conventional accelerators? In a startup landscape dominated by conformity, we champion the misfits, the mavericks, and the visionaries. 

At Raze, every idea holds an ember of potential, waiting for the right environment to ignite. Our program offers a platform to raise capital while accessing resources and mentorship often overlooked by mainstream accelerators. 

For many aspiring innovators, traditional accelerators can feel like a double-edged sword. While they promise resources and mentorship, they often come with a one-size-fits-all approach that can stifle unique visions. Startups might find themselves funneled into rigid curriculums that don’t cater to their specific needs or stages. These programs’ competitive and selective nature can exclude brilliant ideas based on early-stage metrics or misalignment with mainstream trends. 

Furthermore, startups frequently grapple with diluted mentorship due to the sheer volume of participants, leading to a lack of personalized attention. In other words, what was meant to be a springboard can sometimes feel like a confining box, limiting the true potential of emerging startups.

Who is on the Invite List?

You are since you are part of Raze! We also invited some other ambitious startup founders from our community.

When?

Miss the first webinar?

Click the link below to get access to watch the entire replay from Oct. 6, 2023.

Why Choose the Raze (Un)Accelerator?

(Un)limited Admission & Progression: Any founder can participate. There is no application, fee, or upfront cost, financially or with equity. Instead of a fixed duration (like a 3-month program), startups proceed at their own pace, accessing resources and mentorship as needed.

(Un)conventional & Crowdsourced Mentorship: We allow any experienced entrepreneur, not just a selected panel, to offer mentorship through our group meetings. Successful alumni give back to the community by mentoring, providing resources, or becoming investors.

(Un)filtered and (Un)biased Guidance: Straight talk. Real advice. We give you raw, unfiltered insights to help you navigate the startup terrain. We’ve also adopted “Blind Engagement” for online meetings, eliminating video to focus purely on ideas and conversations, free from visual bias. Inspired by blind auditions, this approach champions inclusivity and ensures every voice is valued on its merit alone.

Raze Your Funding Game

Money talks, but it doesn’t have to be the loudest voice in the room. With the Raze (Un)Accelerator program, you gain access to two meeting formats:

Founder Focus Office Hours

To Connect, Collaborate, and Cultivate Growth with Fellow Founders

In our Founder Focus Sessions, startup leaders come together in an environment of mutual growth and support. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Check-In and Updates: Share your progress, hurdles, and milestones with advisors who genuinely care about your journey.
  • Networking Opportunities: Build genuine connections with fellow founders, fostering a community of mutual support and collaboration.
  • Peer Mentor Insights: Glean from the wisdom of seasoned mentors who have “Razed” funding before and want to pay–it–forward with guidance tailored to your startup’s unique challenges.

Frequency: Once per Month

Cost: Free

PLUS…
 

Pitch Perfect Demo Sessions

Refine, Rehearse, and Ready Your Investment Pitch in Front of Real Investors

For the ambitious founder ready to secure that crucial funding, Pitch Perfect sessions are like traditional demo days but offer the following unique opportunities:

  • Practice Makes Perfect: Pitch to a receptive audience, hone your delivery, and refine your narrative in a supportive setting.
  • Investor Relations Training: Before securing funds, you must understand how to engage the best types of investors for you. We bring our network of investors and funding advisors to get you ready, and who knows, maybe they’ll be interested themselves.
  • FFA Feedback Loop: Founders can invite their potential FFA (Friends, Family, Associate) investors to provide updates and get feedback before, during, and after the pitch. Our team of investors will also help your investors make the right decision.

Frequency: At Least Monthly Based on Readiness and Investor Demand

Cost: Free for Raze Members Who Are Raising 

(Rule 506(c) raises only if raising in the U.S.)

Take the Next Step with Raze (Un)Accelerator

No matter where you are on your startup journey, we have a space tailored to your needs. Whether you’re looking to collaborate with peers, seek mentor guidance, or stand confident in front of investors, our curated meeting formats are designed with your success in mind.

Register for the Webinar

Meet Your Webinar Host

Ed Kang boasts an impressive 24-year serial entrepreneur tenure, during which he successfully founded seven ventures, executed two exits, and amassed vast fundraising experience exceeding nine figures. Among his funding achievements is securing a $100 million credit line for the Qortex Institute, an innovative venture studio doubling as an alternative funding accelerator. Moreover, Ed serves as the director of Founder Groups at Startups.com and offers his expertise to various other programs and Qortex partners, including Raze.finance. Having guided over 1,000 startups and worked with top-tier executives from dominant tech enterprises and the Fortune 100, Ed is fervently working towards revolutionizing the funding landscape and nurturing the global startup ecosystem.