Year One Labs
We provide funding, hands-on operational help, guidance and a strategic curriculum to help initiate, co-create and accelerate startups. Technology is moving faster than ever. As the cost of launching new ventures drops, more and more startups throw themselves out there, only to find that there’s a lot of work “post-launch.” Today, startups don’t fail because of technical challenges; rather, they fail because of customer, market and operational risks. Year One Labs is a startup accelerator. We’re dedicated to the Lean Startup methodology, which means the companies we work with undergo a rigorous process of customer development and iterative adjustment. We believe in co-creation, which means our partners, investors and mentors are going through the startup development process with you every step of the way. We’re operators, not armchair quarterbacks. We’ve been in the trenches. We still are, every day. That gives us an appreciation for what you’re going through on the road from idea to reality to growth. And it means our no-nonsense approach adds real value to your startup, dramatically increasing all our chances of success.