We help founders stop “Reinventing The Wheel” by leveraging all the critical, key-essential business knowledge accumulated by our advisor team over the years and by using to connect all this “Experiential Knowledge”with the best existing proven methodologies to help entrepreneurs build and execute a self-sufficient business from nothing to success in a short period of time.



How it all started

Everything started with a simple question almost ten years ago: “If incubators and accelerators are so good, how come we have 75 to 90 percent startup failures?”

From this simple question we created a “Startup As A Shared Service” platform based on creating a collaborative ecosystem that provides a total support package to entrepreneurs and founders, plus our Co-Foundry process. All supported by our propriety “Sprint 90”© program.



Built by true entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

Startup Port® has been providing venture development solutions for early-stage entrepreneurs for a decade. Our hybrid support platform was designed to create real impact and execution value.

We are a collective of subject matter experts passionate about seeing the Chicago startup community thrive. We realize that startups must defy any number of odds to get to where they want to be. And to do that, they need crucial resources given by people who have a stake in their success.

So, we offer a comprehensive process that goes from ideation to commercialization, spearheaded by people who understand business. Our goal: to fill in the gaps startups have in terms of talent, skill, know-how, and good connections. If you want to fast-track your business launch, we can help!



Creating Your Startup Ecosystem & Journey In Three Steps

Our customized and proprietary startup methodology starts with three core elements, designed to empower your business and create an environment for success. There is no ‘one” mystical template that suits and fixes all business models.  You need to adapt to needs, wants and gaps.

  • First, assessment of where your startup business is;

  • Second, find where your startup’s gaps are;

  • Third, execute your process with the help of professional subject matter experts in a timely manner.

Refine and repeat fast!


A winning and growing startup Ecosystem to help in your Journey

Whether this is the first time or the 21st time you have launched a company, entrepreneurship is hard. It requires massive amounts of dedication to build something that truly gains traction and finds a core audience to support it.

It helps to have a supportive community behind you and available at each step of the way.

At Startup Port, we understand the role that your surroundings can play in the success of your ventures. We have gone out of our way to create an empowering startup ecosystem specially designed to offer founders and entrepreneurs enhanced value at this critical early moment in their business.



Business support process that accelerates the successful development of startups with an array of finely tuned resources and services


“Fast-Track” proprietary programs which help founders create and execute a lean roadmap with fast turnaround and execution


Why go it alone? Access to expert advisors, mentors, partners and collaborators help guide you along your journey to success


» Your pathway to success starts with Startup Port!


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