About a week ago, I checked out the #9MileLabs graduation day for their Cohort II at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seattle. 9Mile Labs is a B2B (Business to Business) focused accelerator in the Seattle area. Since I recently experienced the birth of a startup from the Startup Weekend experience for Seattle ReDesign on March 23, 2014, I got to attend the #9MileLabs Milestone9 event from the perspective of a founder. I took some notes along the way, so thought I'd share what my takeaways were.
Really awesome experience to attend the Milestone 9 demo day for 9Mile Labs. I was very surprised to hear so many B2B's with that human/customer story threaded through their presentations and businesses. Some common themes running through with mission driven companies trying to better, help, support to make the world a better place. Similarities around analytics and data driven solutions. Subscriptions rules the business models. Many of them already had acquired customers during the program. Every single one of the founders in the program talked about the 9Mile Labs program positively - the mentoring, the leadership coaching, and the commitment of the 9Mile Labs program partners and mentors to helping the founders grow great companies.