A proven program for Industry Expert Founders to build high-growth tech companies

We believe that Industry Experts, not 22-year-old coders, will create the next wave of high-growth tech startups.

The needs of these founders are different from those of the young and technical, and we are focused exclusively on partnering with these Industry Experts to start the next wave of disruptive and high-impact tech companies.

Our program brings the Industry Expert (ahem… you) together with a team of startup builders, successful mentors, a lean startup process, and an exclusive community ready to build and accelerate your startup concept. Through this powerful and intentional mix, we aim to bring you from idea to seed-ready in 9 months.

Thinking Lean

At Coplex, we’re all about quickly and cost-effectively de-risking the earliest stages of the startup journey. To do this, we implement our proven Coplex Lean Process to rapidly de-risk new business models and drive revenue. The Coplex Lean Process is part Scientific Method (think High School science class), and part Lean Startup methodologies. It helps us ensure we are building the right thing, at the right time, for the right people.

Coplex Startup Cycle

Our Program

Your Founding Team

Before we begin our journey together, we pair you with your team of startup builders. They’ll be with you throughout your time in the program. Your team includes:

  • Program Manager
  • Developers
  • Designers
  • Brand and Content Strategists
  • User Acquisition & Marketing
  • Finance and Fundraising
  • Governance and Business Strategy
  • Recruiting
  • Mentor (optional)

Our 9-month program is
sectioned into 3 modules

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Module 1

MVP

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Module 2

Revenue

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Module 3

Fundraise

Module 1

MVP

The first module is designed to take the concept to revenue while simultaneously setting up the foundation for the business, technology, and brand.

Time

3 Months

Valuation

$1M

Goal

Product in-market with revenue

Objectives

  • Foundation and structure for the business
  • Run initial marketing experiments
  • Branding
  • Build and release MVP
  • Validate most critical underlying assumptions
  • Create marketing collateral
  • Acquire first customers (or users)
  • Generate first splash of revenue

Module 2

Revenue

The second module is designed to de-risk the business model and better understand its unit economic model. During this phase, we’re also layering in new customers (or users), increasing revenue, refining value propositions, and expanding the technology.

Time

3 Months

Valuation

$2.5M

Goal

De-risked business model and understood unit-economics

Objectives

  • Build Unit Economic Model
  • 3 more experiments
  • Drive additional customers (or users)
  • Grow revenue
  • Expand technology, Introduce automation
  • 1:1 CAC to LTV ratio
  • Fundraising preparation

Module 3

Fundraise

The third module is designed to prepare you and the company for a smooth transition after Coplex and best position you for an outside capital raise. During this phase, we’re also layering in new customers (or users), increasing revenue, and expanding the technology.

Time

3 Months

Valuation

$5M

Goal

Position the business for an outside seed-stage capital raise

Objectives

  • Drive revenue to $10k MRR
  • Problem-Solution Fit achieved
  • Engaged and retained customers
  • Positioned for outside capital
  • Forecast shows $100M valuation potential in 5 years
  • 1:3 CAC to LTV minimum on select channels
  • Advisors gathered to support growth
  • Transition plan in place

Don’t worry, it’s not over after graduation.

In Module 3 of the Program, we create a transition plan together that will set you up for success post-graduation. We help you identify team gaps, fundraising needs, and more. Not only would we miss you if graduation marked the end of us working together, but we know that you still have a big journey ahead even after the program is done!

Venture Alumni enjoy access to exclusive events, connections to investor networks, alumni partner discounts, and more. We’re always here to lend a hand for anything you might need after graduation.