We Empower Startups for Success 

Today’s startups face a host of new challenges. The marketplace is more competitive than ever before, and roughly 80 percent of new startups fail. Success requires planning and vision. Beyond that, it requires hard work and knowing how to fix your subject matter gaps.

Startup Port is located in Chicago and helps founders and entrepreneurs locally, nationally, and internationally. We empower founders to better understand their businesses, and provide the resources necessary for business success. Our purpose is to help founders understand and mitigate the risks associated with launching their businesses, so that they can meet and exceed their goals.

We are a collective of subject matter experts passionate about seeing the Chicago startup community thrive. We offer a comprehensive ideation to commercialization process designed to help you fast track your business launch and product innovation. Our program provides an emphasis on growth and scalability.

The Startup Port Process

Startup Port offers a sought after and competitive program with a track record for business success. We work with a select handful of quarterly applicants through the launch process.

We begin with a business assessment to determine the product to market fit, the most efficient revenue generation process, and the methods for optimizing talent. Our startups then participate in our proprietary Sprint 90 program, developed to help founders plan and launch their businesses.

The Sprint 90 Program

The Sprint 90 program is an intensive training program designed to help startups focus their energy on finding effective growth solutions that can be adopted quickly and reliably. Some aspects we focus on include:

  • The Product/Business Build
  • The ultimate ideal customer/product fit with Sales and Marketing
  • Team Management and Growth

The purpose of the Sprint 90 program is to create a more efficient and effective pathway from ideation to commercialization. The business planning and launch process can be overwhelming and complicated. Our Sprint 90 program provides a proven roadmap for success.

Our clients have access to our collective of more than 30 subject matter experts. Part of the Startup Port process includes pinpointing subject matter gaps for our clients, and providing the necessary legal, accounting and marketing expertise to fill those gaps.

Plan. Package. Pitch. Raise. Raising money for your startup isn’t easy. It takes a tremendous amount of work and know-how. Once you have been through our Sprint 90 program our team of subject matter experts, writers and designers can help you plan, package and pitch your business to explore the different sources of financing available, build a strategy around your capital requirements, and set the best fundraise structure for your raise by:

  • Structure the correct Fundraise Strategy
  • Crafting the perfect pitch and presentation collateral
  • Investor research and selection
  • Determine and Create the best Investor Engagement

Our Team of experienced startup operating advisors will guide you through the funding process and keep you on track toward your goals. They’ve worked with hundreds of businesses at various stages and have learned what not to do!

Helping the Chicago (and beyond) Startup Community Succeed 

The startup market is crowded and competitive. Businesses that fulfill a public need and innovate deserve to see the light of day. Don’t let your startup become a statistic. We can help you meet and exceed your goals. Your pathway to success starts with Startup Port!

If this is something of interest to you, contact us today!


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 the path to success