The classic founder to investor engagement model is broken. Founders need more than advice. They need builders—experienced operators that do the work alongside them to help hire, sell, and message. That’s the Get Ahead Platform. Our world-class team of marketing, sales, recruiting, community, and education leaders, on loan to you full time.
We created the Get Ahead Platform because we wanted our founders to have access to the best marketing, sales, and recruiting resources that are so essential early on, but impossible to find or afford as a new startup founder.
How do you convince a highly-paid, skilled engineer or technical candidate to leave their cozy job and join your team? We’ll take care of recruiting end-to-end to build a team that is excited about your mission, your culture, and roles that are rewarding.
We're in the trenches until your team is hired
We come onsite and immerse ourselves in your culture by working side-by-side with you throughout the entire process from outreach through interview and close.
We build effective job descriptions by aligning on your culture and the ideal candidate profile, then evaluating every word to make sure it attracts the right candidate.
We will set up the interview process, the topics to cover, and strategies to ensure a great candidate experience
We stay in touch with the candidate from first outreach, all the way through offer extension to ensure the candidate signs with your company.
How do you create a winning story that sells early customers, investors, and employees? We’ll craft a compelling narrative with you that resonates deeply with your target audience and then turn that story into assets for your team to use in your selling efforts, including a customer meeting deck, website, and other key deliverables.
We're in the trenches with you to create a customer-validated story
We help you identify and profile beachhead target segments. We focus on your most important audiences and identify what urgent problem will most resonate with them.
Great customer stories answer three ‘Why’ questions. Why buy anything? Why buy now? Why buy your company? We’ll help you answer these questions so you have a story that sells.
We ensure no message launches without customer validation. We organize focus groups and teach you how to present your ideas and products to best test the messaging.
We build your customer meeting presentation, website, and other initial go-to-market deliverables.
How do you find your first prospects and then get them excited about your product? We build an outbound sales program for you that will get you in front of the right customer prospects, produce high-quality leads, and close your first customers.
We’re in the trenches with you to land your first 5-10 customers
We set up customer validation meetings and get them on your calendar so you can start learning from prospects right away.
We help craft your outreach message. We test several messages to ensure that you provide a crisp statement of the pain and value proposition.
We’ll provide real-time feedback and suggestions in the background to win you important customers and improve your skills.
We create a channel to organize customer feedback. This builds a learning loop to improve outreach effectiveness and gather voice of the customer feedback.
How can you grow your business if the day to day tasks consume all your time? We’ll help you optimize your back office so you can free up time to focus on the most important things. From the best efficiency applications to quality vendors, you’ll feel a weight lifted on your day-to-day responsibilities.
We provided Shujinko with 40 pre-screened, cost-effective vendors that have been used for everything from executive recruiting to website development.
Invest in yourself
All of these Get Ahead services are offered at a subsidized price, at a fraction of what it would cost to hire these experts onto your team, or as a consultant. You know you need the support, and the sooner we can help, the more impact we can have on your startup.