start: programs are aimed at startups essentially at the beginning. According to S. Blank: "A startup is a temporary organization in search of a scalable, repeatable, profitable business model." In start: you begin your search for that profitable business model. Apply to start:Cloud:
"I've got a product and need to get to millions in users or sales!"
When you want to reach across the globe and develop into a profitable business, you need a method for validating your business model with actual customers. The only true test of the service you provide is wether or not anyone is willing to buy it.
We want you to be prepared before leaving for our Startup House in Silicon Valley to meet investors. Most of the time and effort in this set of programs is directed towards selecting and preparing teams for their search of an investment. Or you can just experience the Silicon Valley lifestyle: