What we're about

The Trajectory Series is a Pre-Accelerator Program - Formerly 6 Month Startup - validate your startup idea before you leave your day job!

We've rebranded to @GetTrajectory.

Get Trajectory is a business book series and set of programs designed by Dave Parker to help both Startup and Small/Local businesses create free cashflow and grow profitable topline sales and marketing.

The program is both virtual and in local cities. Want to run

The meetup is for:

- Founders - are you looking to leave your day job but want to know if your idea is worthwhile? Find out before dropping your income.

- Corporate Innovators - want to apply a disciplined process for creating innovation within your enterprise?

- Students - that want to be Founders - Want to learn a systematic framework of successful startups?

Upcoming events (5)

The Trajectory Series - Month 1 Pre-Accelerator (Noon EST)

The Trajectory is a startup pre-accelerator program designed to help founders validate their ideas - before they leave their day jobs - and get into an accelerator program. TICKET REQUIRED - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/105258767808 $35 Month One - Ideation, Research, Markets and Telling Your Story What makes a good idea anyway? Passion is important but not sufficient! If you're looking to scale your idea into something that is fundable or can create a lifestyle to support you and your family. There is a lot you can learn about what makes both good and bad ideas - and don't believe the quote, "Ideas don't matter, only execution matters." That implies that you have a good idea in the first place. Research - How do you do research to see which companies have come before you, where have they had success and/or failure, and what you can learn from it? How should you think about your target customer and target market? Is it big enough? How will you get to it and do you have the runway to make it successfully? Telling Your Story - it’s not a pitch at this point, but a structure to tell your story and make sure you cover the basic checkboxes of information Note about startup success: This is a Journey! 90% of startups fail (CB Insights/Fortune) 75% of venture-backed companies fail - HBS ----- Founder Development Founder Development is the process of helping early and first-time founders through an experiential process learned from serial founders, MBA Entrepreneurship programs, and investors. Unlike academic programs, it’s about launching and scaling a company first, there are no grades or credits. This takes take to do the work and won't’ likely fall into an academic quarter semester. Accessible programs are all about pricing that doesn’t preclude underrepresented groups from participating, it also means not filtering people out based on a bias or GPA. That’s why I decided to launch the @GetTrajectry program. By accessible, I mean a reasonably priced program with reasonable frequency. Let's face it, if you are a "Starter," you need to spend resources on proving your idea not paying for things you don't need (at least yet!). Also, you shouldn't be leaving your day job until you prove the idea is worth your time and effort. Founder Development is all about you and how you think. The process will confirm that you have a solid idea and have talked with enough potential customers to have validated that idea. In most cases, this is before you incorporate, before spending any money on trademarks or divvy up any equity. There are some great programs for company building and product development - most of those programs also invest in your startup if you have a team, product, and traction. Who should attend? Founders or Starters Potential Co-Founders Corporate Innovators Students

The Trajectory Series - Month 1 (Formerly 6 month Startup) Pre-Accelerator

The Trajectory is a startup pre-accelerator program designed to help founders validate their ideas - before they leave their day jobs - and get into an accelerator program. TICKET REQUIRED - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/105254958414 $35 Month One - Ideation, Research, Markets and Telling Your Story What makes a good idea anyway? Passion is important but not sufficient! If you're looking to scale your idea into something that is fundable or can create a lifestyle to support you and your family. There is a lot you can learn about what makes both good and bad ideas - and don't believe the quote, "Ideas don't matter, only execution matters." That implies that you have a good idea in the first place. Research - How do you do research to see which companies have come before you, where have they had success and/or failure, and what you can learn from it? How should you think about your target customer and target market? Is it big enough? How will you get to it and do you have the runway to make it successfully? Telling Your Story - it’s not a pitch at this point, but a structure to tell your story and make sure you cover the basic checkboxes of information Note about startup success: This is a Journey! 90% of startups fail (CB Insights/Fortune) 75% of venture-backed companies fail - HBS ----- Founder Development Founder Development is the process of helping early and first-time founders through an experiential process learned from serial founders, MBA Entrepreneurship programs, and investors. Unlike academic programs, it’s about launching and scaling a company first, there are no grades or credits. This takes take to do the work and won't’ likely fall into an academic quarter semester. Accessible programs are all about pricing that doesn’t preclude underrepresented groups from participating, it also means not filtering people out based on a bias or GPA. That’s why I decided to launch the @GetTrajectry program. By accessible, I mean a reasonably priced program with reasonable frequency. Let's face it, if you are a "Starter," you need to spend resources on proving your idea not paying for things you don't need (at least yet!). Also, you shouldn't be leaving your day job until you prove the idea is worth your time and effort. Founder Development is all about you and how you think. The process will confirm that you have a solid idea and have talked with enough potential customers to have validated that idea. In most cases, this is before you incorporate, before spending any money on trademarks or divvy up any equity. There are some great programs for company building and product development - most of those programs also invest in your startup if you have a team, product, and traction. Who should attend? Founders or Starters Potential Co-Founders Corporate Innovators Students

The Trajectory Series - Month 2 Pre-Accelerator Program (Noon EST)

The Trajectory is a startup pre-accelerator program designed to help founders validate their ideas - before they leave their day jobs - and get into an accelerator program. TICKET REQUIRED https://www.eventbrite.com/e/105610614190 $35 Month Two - Customer Development, Competitive and Awkward Co-Founder Discussions Customer Development is the process of systematically interviewing potential customers for feedback that will inform your product priorities and decisions. When you complete this section, this will be a method you take forward and use in every idea and company that you launch. You will learn to be an expert in Customer Development. How do you look at the competition - Bezos is right, you should focus on your customer first, and before you start your company you need to know what current features meet or exceed the market’s needs as well as the current pain your customer is feeling. Awkward Co-Founder Discussions is the talk about commitment, equity and contribution of time and capital that you need to have before you incorporate. It will never get easier to have these discussions. Founder Interview Questions 73% of teams will of split equity in the first 30 days without knowing what journey they face (link) ----- Founder Development Founder Development is the process of helping early and first-time founders through an experiential process learned from serial founders, MBA Entrepreneurship programs, and investors. Unlike academic programs, it’s about launching and scaling a company first, there are no grades or credits. This takes take to do the work and won't’ likely fall into an academic quarter semester. Accessible programs are all about pricing that doesn’t preclude underrepresented groups from participating, it also means not filtering people out based on a bias or GPA. That’s why I decided to launch the @GetTrajectry program. By accessible, I mean a reasonably priced program with reasonable frequency. Let's face it, if you are a "Starter," you need to spend resources on proving your idea not paying for things you don't need (at least yet!). Also, you shouldn't be leaving your day job until you prove the idea is worth your time and effort. Founder Development is all about you and how you think. The process will confirm that you have a solid idea and have talked with enough potential customers to have validated that idea. In most cases, this is before you incorporate, before spending any money on trademarks or divvy up any equity. There are some great programs for company building and product development - most of those programs also invest in your startup if you have a team, product, and traction. Who should attend? Founders or Starters Potential Co-Founders Corporate Innovators Students

The Trajectory Series - Month 2 Pre-Accelerator Program

The Trajectory is a startup pre-accelerator program designed to help founders validate their ideas - before they leave their day jobs - and get into an accelerator program. TICKET REQUIRED https://www.eventbrite.com/e/105258898198 $35 Month Two - Customer Development, Competitive and Awkward Co-Founder Discussions Customer Development is the process of systematically interviewing potential customers for feedback that will inform your product priorities and decisions. When you complete this section, this will be a method you take forward and use in every idea and company that you launch. You will learn to be an expert in Customer Development. How do you look at the competition - Bezos is right, you should focus on your customer first, and before you start your company you need to know what current features meet or exceed the market’s needs as well as the current pain your customer is feeling. Awkward Co-Founder Discussions is the talk about commitment, equity and contribution of time and capital that you need to have before you incorporate. It will never get easier to have these discussions. Founder Interview Questions 73% of teams will of split equity in the first 30 days without knowing what journey they face (link) ----- Founder Development Founder Development is the process of helping early and first-time founders through an experiential process learned from serial founders, MBA Entrepreneurship programs, and investors. Unlike academic programs, it’s about launching and scaling a company first, there are no grades or credits. This takes take to do the work and won't’ likely fall into an academic quarter semester. Accessible programs are all about pricing that doesn’t preclude underrepresented groups from participating, it also means not filtering people out based on a bias or GPA. That’s why I decided to launch the @GetTrajectry program. By accessible, I mean a reasonably priced program with reasonable frequency. Let's face it, if you are a "Starter," you need to spend resources on proving your idea not paying for things you don't need (at least yet!). Also, you shouldn't be leaving your day job until you prove the idea is worth your time and effort. Founder Development is all about you and how you think. The process will confirm that you have a solid idea and have talked with enough potential customers to have validated that idea. In most cases, this is before you incorporate, before spending any money on trademarks or divvy up any equity. There are some great programs for company building and product development - most of those programs also invest in your startup if you have a team, product, and traction. Who should attend? Founders or Starters Potential Co-Founders Corporate Innovators Students

Photos (26)