What we're about

The Startup Station is a comprehensive educational resource for early stage startup founders.

Watch our video about The Startup Station: https://youtu.be/07ElMQO3CrA.
Watch our video about The Startup Station's educational program: https://youtu.be/J7VDzhmIBw0.

99% of startup founders are afraid of the terms Proforma Financials, Balance Sheet, Types of Cash Flow, WACC, IRR, and especially, Valuation.

99.9% of startup founders don’t understand how to logically estimate demand for their pre-revenue ventures.

If you’re reading this, it’s because you’re raising money or researching the best ways to raise money for your seed or Series A round. It’s a daunting challenge, even for the best finance professionals, and downright scary for startup founders with no finance experience.

Calm your fears - You’ve come to the right place!

The Startup Station has helped hundreds of founders just like you to learn the language of business and finance so that you can effectively communicate with investors. This skill will help to make your venture financially successful. We equip you and your business plan with a defensible financial model that credibly values your company and serves as a management tool to correctly adjust your strategy based on market feedback.

We have experts with both Computer Science and MBA degrees. Therefore, we speak both the technical and business languages to help you bridge the gap.

Want to hear what other startup founders who took our courses are saying? Read our testimonials at https://thestartupstation.com/p/testimonials.

HOW DO WE HELP?

Knowledge of finance is integral for any founder looking to build a successful business but it is especially helpful for those searching for outside financing.

According to Fundable (http://www.fundable.com/) and Entrepreneur (https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230011), 565,000 startups are launched every year and just under 3% receive angel and VC investments. Entrepreneur (https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234604) identifies three main reasons startup founders fail to secure funding:

1. Misunderstanding your financial situation,

2. Underutilizing your management team, and

3. Lacking a clear go-to-market strategy.

By working with us, you can avoid making those mistakes and get funded faster.

The Startup Station helps you master easy-to-follow frameworks for modeling and valuing your startup. Specifically, we provide the tools to:

1. Evaluate the financial feasibility of your business,

2. Understand the drivers of your business model and logically determine their values, overcoming the main challenge of properly modeling early stage ventures;

3. Build your first financial model and credibly value your company;

4. Learn startup-related finance and accounting; AND

5. Create a necessary management tool to measure and monitor the effectiveness of your strategy.

We Offer Finance Courses (https://thestartupstation.com/courses), Workshops (https://thestartupstation.com/p/workshops), and Services (https://thestartupstation.com/p/services) to Early-Stage Startups!

Do It Yourself: Our finance curriculum is based on real case studies and specifically targets early stage, pre-revenue startups with little to no finance experience. The curriculum includes courses on financial accounting and analysis, financial modeling, valuation, and financing vehicles. After completing our program, you will have the tools to build your own financial model, value your company, and negotiate term sheets with investors!

Custom Advice: For those who wish to get individualized support, we are happy to help you on a one-on-one basis. We are leading experts in creating credible financials and fair valuations for any product or tech startup. We can audit and improve existing models or create a new model from scratch. We also provide feedback for your pitch decks to make them investor-ready, logical, and thorough.

For Beginners: We offer free resources on social media where we post new content related to strategic or financial aspects of running a startup on a weekly basis.

Learn more at www.thestartupstation.com.

Upcoming events (1)

Clubhouse room "Investor questions which can stump founders"

We are excited to announce that The Startup Station (https://thestartupstation.com/) is now on Clubhouse.

Join our event on Thursday: https://www.clubhouse.com/join/the-startup-station/tqw1cuot/PDpNjLwa

PLEASE NOTE: We will be closing out this Meetup on October 21, 2021. Instead you can find us on Clubhouse or join our mailing list to learn about all SS news, events, and programs: https://thestartupstation.com/p/sign-up-startup-station-newsletter/.

This Thursday, October 21st, 11 am EST - 12 pm EST in Clubhouse we are going to discuss “Investor questions which can stump founders.” Listen to the insights of our speakers and share your own views.
Add event to your calendar and see you on Thursday!

Speakers for this event:
✅Jeremy Kagan - Columbia, NYU, Cornell Entrepreneurship professor, author of several books on digital marketing and now leading a syndicate on AngelList.
✅Aliya Grig - CEO and founder of Human Cosmos. Two exits, raised $220M, now on her 4th startup, Forbes Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs in Europe. Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs in AI and Big Data, mentor at Skolkovo.
✅Sanford Diday - Serial entrepreneur, C-level corporate and competitive strategy specialist, two exits, currently Chief Strategy Officer & Board President at Theia Analytics Group.
✅Agata Leliwa Nowicka, Co-founder at Pixel and Angel investor.

Remember: when you enter a room, you’re automatically a listener and are on mute. If you have a question for the speaker(s), you can raise your hand (the icon is located at the bottom right of your screen). If the moderator picks you, you get the stage!
Join our group here to see and participate in all upcoming events:
https://www.clubhouse.com/club/the-startup-station

What differs The Startup Station’s Clubhouse rooms from our other events:

🟣Everybody can speak up and ask questions. Just raise your hand (icon located at the bottom right of your screen) and we will answer your questions.
🟣 You define what we are going to talk about.
🟣 New collaborations with numerous speakers in the startup world.

To follow me use this link: https://www.clubhouse.com/@startupstation or search for “Victoria Yampolsky” or “startupstation”.

Our Startup Station community on Clubhouse is growing rapidly. Are you a part of it? If not, join our group here(https://www.clubhouse.com/club/the-startup-station), to see all upcoming events.

The topics above are a general focus, but we can discuss anything you want on financial modeling, valuation, fundraising, term sheets, and financial matters as you scale your company.

Press a bell to sign in to the Clubhouse app to get notifications when events are on or use the button “Add in Cal” so that you would not miss them.

See you on Clubhouse!

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