Not only did it give us the opportunity to pitch directly to each of the speakers that came, but it also meant that all of the companies in the incubator were simultaneously competitive and helpful with each other. It pushed everyone to make their products better and better.
Jacqui Boland - Red Tricycle
Small class size was amazing and a huge benefit. So much direct weekly feedback from Jason, Launch team, peers and guest speakers. Having not just an opportunity to launch on stage at the Launch conference, but having weeks of pitch practice leading up to it was priceless.
Simon Burns - Keza
Jason is a master storyteller, he can take any startup and tell their story in a way that makes you want to jump to your feet and cheer! I've seen him take the story of B2B startup with an esoteric model and a pitch in a dire state of incomprehensibility, into a story of a startup that is redefining the ads landscape forever.
Julia Lera - Tidy Marketer
This is a 12-week program where every week you'll pitch in front of a panel of 3-5 top-name investors. They'll give you candid feedback and your skin will grow thicker and thicker. If I could go back in time and make this decision again, I'd do it one more time in a heartbeat.
Elizabeth Russel - Mindset
LAUNCH incubator turns wildly passionate and hard working founders into extremely fundable founders. I don't know YC well but I would imagine the larger class side may dilute access to the human resources and individual attention that we found so valuable in the incubator.