Today Huddle Up Learning, an online platform focused on collaborative cohort-based learning, announced their partnership with Prepare 4 VC, a Boston-based accelerator group founded in 2016 that assists budding entrepreneurs in the early stages of their startup. This partnership aims to add value to Prepare 4 VC’s entrepreneurial cohorts, while giving both companies in-roads into innovating the growing incubator and accelerator market
This partnership highlights the belief of both organizations that a cohort focused on shared solutions and feedback is a meaningful way to help make learning more purposeful and simultaneously build relationships. New entrepreneurs are seeking more collaborative online environments where they can both receive and give critical feedback as they work through the start-up process. Prepare 4 VC’s team provides the expertise and tools to develop entrepreneurs’ professional skills. Huddle Up supports this process by providing an organized way for the entrepreneurs to share their ideas and learn from the feedback of the cohort along the way.
There is a growing emphasis in our current professional world on knowing how to build an online community and effectively collaborate. This community can be especially difficult to create within an entrepreneurial cohort where each user is working within a unique context. Prepare 4 VC Founder and CEO, Jason Kraus, understands these challenges better than anyone and strives to help others find their footing.
“Building a startup can be a lonely journey, and we’ve found that our cohorts enable a bonding experience with peers of entrepreneurs going through the same highs and lows to build better together. With that in mind, we are very excited to be able to work with a platform like Huddle Up where our entrepreneurs can learn from each other in a transparent way through real-time peer feedback. It’s amazing to see the light go off for all of our cohort members when they realize they now have a community of support they can turn to for guidance and advice, and Huddle Up’s tech helps bring this to light.”
Huddle Up CEO and Founder, Derek Luebbe, expressed his optimism about the partnership.
“We’re excited to work with Jason and the team. It’s a great fit for Huddle Up as a collaborative tool, and Jason and his team know the market, and really have supported us along the way. We will certainly benefit from their experience and expertise.”
The USA now has over 300 companies providing start-up accelerators and incubators - with a large number providing services virtually due to the pandemic.
The real value of the partnership will be in the support that Prepare for 4 VC and Huddle Up can provide to these early stage start-ups. It’s a result both Kraus and Luebbe look forward to making a reality.
Based in Boston, MA, Prepare 4 VC (https://prepare4vc.com/ ) helps entrepreneurs experience the connections, guidance and resources they need to grow and scale their business. This includes their Startup Oasis community, a virtual accelerator program, one on one support and partner-run programs.
Based in Hendersonville, NC, Huddle Up Learning (www.huddleuplearning.com ) transforms the way cohorts collaborate and learn by focusing on shared solutions and feedback to build a more interactive, connected online community.