The Startup Factory is my day job (writing, job connecting and regional advocacy is my night job I guess) and TSF is in year 4 of our investment fund. For those not aware, we have invested an average of $100k in 31 companies in the last 3 years. If that does not move the needle . . . The process is simple – companies from around the nation (and even internationally) apply through our website and Dave, Lizzy and I go through an arduous selection process to find the best of the best. January 11th is the deadline for the Spring 2015 cohort with final decisions by February 9th and a March 9th start date. Interested or know a startup that should consider a program like TSF? Encourage them to apply regardless of the stage they are at. We have accepted companies with revenue and companies that have not even started to build product. The application takes about 30 minutes. Like the lottery, you can’t win if you don’t play. Check out this Infographic from the summer that highlights our accomplishments to date.