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This article was published on January 15, 2014


    Boost your startup

    Boost your startup
    Wytze De Haan
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    Wytze De Haan

    Founder, The Hatchet

    Wytze writes weekly career advice for employees of fast-growing startups and scale-ups on topics like how to negotiate a better salary, conv Wytze writes weekly career advice for employees of fast-growing startups and scale-ups on topics like how to negotiate a better salary, convincing clients to work with you, or how to be a great manager for your team. Prior to founding the Hatchet, he spent 9 years working as Director of Events for TNW.

    Over the years we’ve been asking startups two important questions: what are the hurdles you face and how can we help you solve them?

    In almost every case entrepreneurs acknowledge it boils down to three difficulties they need to overcome. It’s hard to get access to capital; they’re looking for a chance to build a longterm relationship with the media, and they want to bring in as many new users for the company as possible.

    To help startups achieve just that we’ve teamed up with WeTransfer to launch a program called ‘Boost’ to connect startups with capital, coverage and customers at TNW Conference Europe.

    The Boost program

    Boost is a new program dedicated entirely to accelerating the growth of promising early stage startups from all over the world. Over the next two months we’ll select only 70 companies that will receive a comprehensive package that includes: a 1-day demo table, a one-on-one introduction to a TNW editor, submitting your pitch deck to investors, a chance to present your startup on stage and many other valuable perks.

    If you want to give a boost to your early stage startup, apply now for free. You’ll be invited for an interview with a TNW team member. Applications will be handled on a rolling basis and startups that are selected for Boost will only need to pay the price of two regular conference tickets. The rest of the package will be covered by our co-host WeTransfer.

    We designed Boost to give early stage startups the important boost in exposure, valuable product feedback and access to funding they need to thrive. The program is open for any startup (part of an accelerator or not) under two years old that has less than €2 million ($2.7 million) in funding.

    Apply now for the Boost program!

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