Our goal is to eliminate “reinventing the wheel” by leveraging all the critical, key-essential business knowledge accumulated by our advisors over the years and by using to connect all this experiential knowledge”with the best existing proven methodologies to help entrepreneurs build 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® was founded in 2008 and 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 strategy starts with three core elements, designed to empower your business and create an environment for success.
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 our founders and entrepreneurs enhanced value at this critical early moment in their business.
Helping the Chicago (and beyond) Startup Community Succeed
Don’t let your startup become a statistic. We can help you meet and exceed your goals.
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