Lean Launch Ventures was set up to run 

accelerator programs and to provide seed funding for startups that successfully survived the rigors of our unique implementation of the Lean LaunchPadTM methodology 

  • The first and only class for a full stipend-based Startup LaunchPadTM Accelerator program kicked-off in March 2013 after running a pilot program for 10 teams in the fall of 2012
  • The program was a 12 week hands-on, exploration and refinement of the startup concepts of participating teams
  • The goal was for teams to build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) ready for release on or shortly after course completion
  • 6 teams participated in the program but only 5 graduated and received stipends
  • Connecticut Innovations was the lead investor underwriting the $33K stipends for each team in the spring 2013 graduating class