Founder Institute + zengaged = <3 was the tagline I used in my video application to the Founder Institute, a LA based startup accelerator. Corny, I know, but it’s fitting for a wedding technology company. In the end, it worked! I was accepted, and as of today I am officially a Founder Institute graduate.
I honestly couldn’t be happier, or more exhausted. The program was grueling, cut-throat almost. 45 companies went in and 14 came out. But, it’s those odds that make me honored to have made it through.
Our semester consisted of 4 months of intense dedication to lectures, company building exercises and group meetings. But, the real benefit came from the shared success model, where both mentors and colleagues take a stake in the future of your company. Ultimately, it created a community of collaboration…exactly what an early-stage startup needs to succeed.
I know I am only at the beginning of creating a lasting and meaningful company. But, the Founder Institute gave me the tools and the road map to do it. Which is great news for all my supporters, because it means we are that much closer to seeing zengaged in the market.
Keep checking the blog for updates on our progress. We’re working hard on our launch so you don’t have to work hard at planning your wedding.
The zengaged Team