NextStage

Entrepreneur advice for companies of all stages

NextStage provides advice and assistance for entrepreneurs seeking guidance in fundraising, sales and marketing, product development, management, and strategy. NextStage aims to increase the success of technology companies in the San Diego region.

How does NextStage work?

Prospective NextStage entrepreneurs complete an online application outlining a key business decision that the company is currently facing. The NextStage committee reviews each application based on a set of key factors, including the entrepreneur’s willingness to accept feedback. A company accepted into the program prepares a presentation outlining this key business decision and will present it in front of a specially-assembled committee that reviews the business decision during a two-hour “scrub” session. The group offers the entrepreneur candid feedback, advice and introductions to industry contacts.

NextStage panels are comprised of top executives from high-caliber San Diego technology companies. There is no cost to the entrepreneur for this program.

Read more about the application process and see what companies have participated in past NextStage sessions.

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Contact: Carolyn Liikala, cliikala@commnexus.org