What’s the program look like?

Tacklebox is a six-week program where founders meet in-person to run through workshops, speaker sessions, one-on-one strategy meetings, and investor pitches. We assume our founders have jobs, so all meetings are in the evening. Virtual sessions launching winter 2018.



Six foundational workshops lay the groundwork for your startup. From Customer Segmentation and Development to Customer Acquisition, Pricing, Messaging, EVPs (effort validation products) and MVPs, we run your idea through the gauntlet. You’ll see how your idea stacks up to our previous founders at a similar stage - those that have gone on to programs like Y Combinator, Quake, Monarq, NYFTL, etc. (or bootstrapped and built great businesses on their own). You’ll have a clear path forward at the end of the program.


One-on-One Strategy Sessions

Each week you’ll meet one-on-one with Brian, the founder of Tacklebox, to dig in on specific problems you’re facing. We establish a cadence of weekly tests to answer key questions with customer behavior.


Speakers + Investor Pitches

Guest speakers, many of which are alumni, will give talks with a focus on tactical strategies you can implement immediately. We spend time talking about the mental and physical strain startups create and establishing sustainable work habits.