VentureTech Mentors Entrepreneurs in DC

Jan 18 2015
By Joseph Knecht in Proteus News

VentureTech’s Josh Berry mentors at the Conscious Venture Labs Accelerator in Washington DC 

Conscious Venture Labs is an accelerator founded to help startups not only generate revenue, but to take the planet and its inhabitants into account while doing so.

As a mentor, Josh assisted accelerator participants to validate customer problems, conduct customer development interviews, and validate market segments. The main focus of the session was to decide when to shift discussion from problem to solution, which can be determined upon completion of the following:

  • Problem has been validated
  • Customer segment has been clearly defined
  • One can begin to develop workarounds and rephrase the validated problem

As the session came to a close, Josh made several connections in his network for some of the teams, allowing them to advance their customer discovery research. Since that time in DC, he has exchanged calls and e-mails with a few of the teams, continuing to encourage and challenge them. Next up is a virtual pitch competition sponsored by VentureTech for the teams where the winner will get free validation and prototyping services from VentureTech.

If your accelerator or incubator program is interested in having one of our experts present a hands-on workshop or talk on various topics associated with lean start-up, customer discovery or pitching, give us a call!  

Joseph Knecht
Post by Joseph Knecht

Joseph Knecht is the CEO at Proteus and loves to cover the topics of entrepreneurship, digital transformation, and web product commercialization.

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