“Venture Start helped me to force ask hard questions what and why I want to do. This should be a required step before even going for Venture Forth.”
“Venture Forth is a great program for those who are in the beginning stages of their start-up or need to relearn the fundamentals of launching one. What a relief to freely speak to fellow entrepreneurs doing a number of really cool, varied things and receive advice and guidance from such an enthusiastic mentor/teacher, Kevin Koym. There was a bit of a void afterwards, but it has been filled with Tech Ranch’s Pioneer Board program, in which I hope to take my business on a straighter, faster path.”
“I love this place. It was the best thing to happen for my business on many different levels: finding new information, meeting new people, and discovering opportunities. There are many different angles that I get value from. The level of transparency and visibility offers a lot of learning opportunity.”
“Let us begin by establishing that Gayathri is a brain-iac…one of the smartest, most business savvy people we have ever worked with. She has helped us to revise and develop our business plan and the slide deck to use with potential investors. Her approach is thorough and methodical which has made it easy for us to learn about funding and its important role in the life of a young company. She has the skill to “translate” new concepts in a straight-forward and simple way that helps us to first understand and then incorporate new learning into our daily work at affintus.
Gayathri quickly understood our business concept (which is a bit esoteric) and our business model. The depth of the analysis she conducted for us made her intellectual capacity evident: her feedback was right on target and the information, suggestions, and research she added were relevant every time. Especially helpful is her experience in the VC / investment capital world.
We are looking forward to continuing our work with Gayathri as our success and our business grow.”
“VentureForth helped me to critically review every aspects of my business. Peer to Peer Review of our Business Plan, Elevator Pitch, Business Pitch perfected the pitches. Kevin Koym is a great coach for Entrepreneurs. Also we get to meet many entrepreneurs who have achieved success in their ventures and learn from them. Highly recommended for Entrepreneurs to take off on their ventures.”
“Attending Venture Forth caused a paradigm shift for me and my business. I came up with ideas I never would have without Kevin’s mentoring and the feedback of my classmates, and I even discovered some things about myself that have helped me become a more effective leader. I wholeheartedly endorse these classes and encourage others to take the course. “
“Campfire is by far one of my favorite networking events in town.”
“By supporting our entrepreneurs, we build community to impact the world.”
“Venture start helped me take a few ideas and turn them into a laser focused plan”
“An entire day of densely packed discussion and networking. If you’re considering a launch, this is your wake up call.”
“I found the Venture Start program to be thought provoking and expansive as I look to build my business. The interaction among the group was invaluable.”
“My biggest weakness before starting Venture Forth was my inability and lack of motivation to sell. The Venture Forth program motivated me to get out there, instead of sitting at home and planning. During VF I got out there and tried sales for once and ended up landing the largest contract my company has seen…all from a little motivation and support from the VF group.”
“I love you guys! I came to Venture Forth to learn the nuts and bolts of how to attract funding. I got that, but also the philosophical considerations like personality dynamics and the entrepreneur’s journey. Things that keep coming up in the year since I took the class. I find I apply those on a day-to-day basis.”
“I suspect the value of Venture Forth far exceeds the value of classroom training one might get from an MBA program. The collaborative feedback, experience and the connections we got from this class will prove invaluable as we work on our ventures. Thank you for being part of my entrepreneur training.”
” There are times in your journey where you will need support, not just advice. Tech Ranch will allow you to meet people who have had success before and also let you mentor those who have just started. Failure is not trying, otherwise everything else is a learning opportunity.”
”I came to Tech Ranch for the coworking. I found a community where I have many friends and together we help each other get our ventures off the ground.
”Tech Ranch exists to help Entrepreneurs, not carry them. The atmosphere is conducive to holding business meetings and to get your creative juices flowing on a daily basis.”