🚀 On Deck: Startup Community Engine

🚀 Elevator Pitch

It’s COVID, and that means finding resources for your billion-dollar idea can be hard. Founders can turn to the classics, like TechStars or Y Combinator, but these incubators are scarce and overly competitive.

👇 The Drop Down

Site: https://www.beondeck.com
Founded: 2015
Trend: Startup communities
Traction: 19+ unique On Deck programs, 400+ companies founded from On Deck, 2,100+ fellows, $500mil+ raised from alumni ventures
Team — Investors, Writers, and leaders
David Booth — CEO
Erik Torenberg — Founder, Chairman

🔍 Why we like it

  1. 🪐 A network like you’ve never seen
    One of the biggest differentiating factors about On Deck is its expansive network. While startup communities have been popping up, a hard thing to replicate is the people. Through its find-and-teach model, On Deck has sourced from the likes of Greylock Partners (Sarah Guo), Founders Fund (Keith Rabois), and more.
  2. 👀 Universities better watch out
    One of the most common reasons people state that they go to university is to build & grow deep connections with other people in their class — the price tag? $120,000+. That is a lot of money that a lot of people can’t afford. What we love about On Deck is that they offer folks the same opportunities to create meaningful connections with other ambitious people at a fraction of the cost (or none — with scholarships). No tuition, no expensive dorms, no expensive meals — just quality relationships and memorable experiences.

🚀 You’ve read about them. Are you in?

On Deck is inviting Daily Dropout readers to apply for its Catalyst Cohort. By nature of reading the newsletter, we think you’d be a good fit. Apply by September 7th.

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