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The Journey

 
 
 

Serving Founders Since

2016

The team jokes that the company started as "Jason-as-a-service" with founder Jason Kraus utilizing his venture capital and startup experience to guide emerging founders through their fundraising journey.

Cohort programs since

2020

Our major growth moment occurred when we leaned into the benefits of working with a group of ventures that can learn and grow from shared experiences together while they benefit from the advice and expertise of our team, mentors and investors interacting with them throughout the program.

Mentor Team

30+

Mentors and facilitators from a diverse set of entrepreneurial backgrounds and expertise supporting our ventures in achieving their breakthrough moments.

Investor Network

450+

Investors ranging from individual Angels and Angel Groups to principals and partners from Venture Funds connecting directly and through demo day events with our portfolio of startups.

Capital Raised by Portfolio

40M+

Startups in our cohort and consulting programs have raised more than 40M in capital to accelerate their ventures

Entrepreneurial Community

70K

Prepare 4 VC is a proud host, co-organizer and partner of startup communities like Boston New Technology and Startup Grind Boston reaching 70K entrepreneurs.

FROM STARTUPS TO

GROWING VENTURES

Empowering Tomorrow's Innovators!

We are ecosystem leaders who unlock the full potential of visionary minds by fostering innovation, nurturing startups and driving economic growth, globally.

Prepare 4 VC envisions a world where aspiring entrepreneurs have access to knowledge, resources, and support to turn groundbreaking ideas into successful ventures.

Unlock your and your startup’s success secrets with our high-touch multi-faceted 12 Week Breakthrough Program

We put you at the center of every program and service we offer and help you find the right path for your specific goals on your venture. Contact support@prepare4vc.com to get started

Empowering entrepreneurial breakthroughs that place the human dynamic at the center of success

Global venture hub supporting early stage startup ventures

"Successful innovation communities thrive because of the resilience, creativity, and know-how of Founders. Prepare4VC is an expert-led accelerant of know-how that helps early-stage businesses with world-changing ideas succeed faster,  If an early-stage business is struggling with what they know or who they know, then I highly recommend they make Prepare4VC their next place to go."

Puck Fernsten, founder of Gooru

Puck Fernsten

“The Prepare 4 VC  community of entrepreneurs and experts is a vibrant Oasis of warmth, sharing, fun and learning. As a partner (specializing in cash flow evaluation), we have enjoyed and been enriched by the broad & generous knowledge of fellow experts across industries and specializations. There is always something exciting around the corner … so this is definitely the place to be!”

Yvette Lim, Founder of Kwik-Look

Yvette Lim

“Prepare 4 VC is the place where you recuperate, reenergize and reignite the fire in your belly to keep going. The P4VC team have always had a give-first approach and they give with their network, innovation and time! They lead with empathy and have been a constant source of inspiration and motivation throughout my entrepreneurial journey.

Mariam Nusrat, founder of Breshna

Mariam Nusrat

Xena Intelligence Breakthrough Moment

Once, in the nascent stages of Xena Intelligence, we encountered an experience that profoundly shaped our journey. We had developed what we thought was a cutting-edge AI tool, designed to streamline ecommerce optimizations. However, despite our advanced technology and hard work, the market response was lukewarm.

 

Determined to understand why, we initiated a series of in-depth conversations with our customers. One such conversation unfolded on a chilly autumn afternoon, in a cozy coffee shop bustling with the quiet hum of daily life. We met with Tom, a small business owner who had been using our product.

 

As we sipped our coffee, Tom shared his experiences. He appreciated the technology's potential but revealed a critical pain point: while our tool was powerful, it was also incredibly complex for a non-tech savvy user like himself. He needed something simpler, more intuitive - a solution that could be seamlessly integrated into her daily workflow without a steep learning curve.

 

This conversation was a revelation. It dawned on us that in our pursuit of technological advancement, we had overlooked the user experience, particularly for those who were not tech experts. Tom’s feedback was a mirror reflecting a gap we had failed to see - the need for simplicity and accessibility in high-tech solutions.

 

Inspired by this insight, we went back to the drawing board. We reimagined our AI tool with a focus on user-friendliness, developing an interface that was both powerful and easy to use. The new version was an instant hit, resonating with a broader audience and catapulting our sales.

 

This breakthrough moment taught us an invaluable lesson: the key to our technology's success lay not just in its sophistication but in its accessibility. By listening to our customers, we had not only identified a major pain point but had also unlocked the true potential of our product. It was a turning point for Xena Intelligence, one that steered us onto the path of user-centered innovation, shaping our vision and strategy for the years to come.

"Prepare 4 VC has been valuable beyond the BootCamp experience. The team, Chris, Jason, and Steve, has been supportive over the past year since Baru's graduation from the program. They've each presented business and funding opportunities and introductions that would have never crossed my radar were they not already on the lookout for me."

Tino Go, Founder of Baru

Tino Go

"There are few moments in the life of an entrepreneur where one looks back to see a decision that changed the course of their startup's journey, for me it was to join the Prepare4VC community. The support and encouragement that early on in an entrepreneur's life is truly the spark that's needed to power through the challenges that lay ahead. "

Akhil Suresh-Nair, founder of Xena

Akhil Suresh Nair

“I received great resources, knowledge and network from the Prepare 4 VC team. Coming into the program, Darshana was figuring out many things in terms of product and services. After our participation in the cohort program, we continued our relationship with partnerships. Many doors have since been opened for us.”

Natalie Gil, Founder of Darshana

Natalie Gil

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What P4VC Has to Offer

70K+ member

Global Venture Hub

Built by serial entrepreneurs, investors & venture capital experts, the Prepare 4 VC Oasis is a living, breathing ecosystem - a circular economy of value created to help early stage entrepreneurs navigate the most difficult period of their startup lifecycle.

Programs with you at the center

Curated and customized offerings

We believe in fostering a culture of innovation and resilience, where entrepreneurs are not just equipped with the tools for success but are also inspired to think creatively and strategically. Our goal is to bridge the gap between ambitious ideas and their realization, turning visionary concepts into investable, scalable, and sustainable businesses.

The People

Your Advisory Team

Through a blend of personalized mentorship, comprehensive training programs, and an immersive learning environment, we aim to cultivate the skills and knowledge essential for navigating the startup ecosystem. Our commitment lies in helping entrepreneurs refine their business models, perfect their pitches, and build robust networks that open doors to opportunities and funding.

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Startup amplification

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Catalyst

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Programs

Prepare 4 VC Accelerator

Skills & Tools
Health & Wellness

Development

Startup launch & Development

Investment
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Opportunity

Creating Opportunity

Services
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Access

Access to entrepreneurship

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