212˚ & Beyond Incubator Program

The Game Changer Network has a new way to scale companies.

Normally incubators are focused on startups.  There are many incubators, of all shapes and sizes, in many locations.  Taking someone from zero to the 212˚ that it takes to boil water is what they do.  They may even inject a little capital through angel partners or government grants or even help you get an SBA loan.

Our incubator is different.  We take companies that have self-funded through founder and co-founder investment, friends and family seed funding and through sweat equity.  We help them find the right advisors through our Sounding Board and we give them one of the most valuable things that entrepreneurs at this stage need.  Encouragement to stay the course.  We can also provide practical help and advice through short term consulting engagements or acting CxO roles, filled by their Sounding Board members.

To understand the name of the program, it is important to share the backstory with you.  I wrote an article in September that was the inspiration for the new name.   The short version is that it takes 212˚ to boil water.  Most incubators take you from zero and no matter where you are on the “heat” curve, you have to redo all the basics.  For those companies that are at or above 200, the journey to 212 is very short, but by the time they reach there, it is common to have run out of capital or for the original founders to have scattered and returned to other things.  The tiny “bubbles” are about to form, the steam is about to rise and the full boil isn’t far away.  But getting there requires some help.  212* & beyond is that kind of program and we have some unique ways of getting you to the “boiling point.”

Click HERE to read the full article.

The Game Changer Network Sounding Board is a unique concept of bringing together experienced executives and entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries and disciplines to assist companies that are seeking the 212˚solution for their company.  These companies aren’t startups but neither are they mature, well funded organizations.  To this kind of an entrepreneur, it can feel a bit like no-man’s land.  That is where we come in.

We have declared 2020 the year of innovation in the travel industry.  The four member companies in the program are all working in different arenas to transform the way travel is marketed and sold.  They have found synergies in working together and look forward to sharing their successes with the Class of 2021 and become part of helping a new group of companies launch and scale.

Program benefits include:

Solutionz Innovations, LLC

CEO Chicke Fitzgerald

Tampa, FL

Rich Media Exchange, LLC

CEO Kulin Strimbu

Denver, CO

TripWriters, LLC

www.tripwriters.com

Denver, CO

TIMA
CEO Maggie Fischer

Orlando, FL

International Association of Independent Performing Artists
http://www.iaipa.org
CEO Jace Everett

Nashville, TN

Applications for the Class of 2021 will open up in mid-2020.  We will be holding a Think Tank in Tampa in December to hear the pitches of the finalist companies and introducing them to the Sounding Board members.  The matching process will be complete by December 31, 2020.  

We will also be interviewing Sounding Board partners to fill out the solution set for our member companies.  This will include funding partners, development partners, marketing companies, sales and pitch coaches and other core services that can help accelerate the growth of our member companies.