🎉 Happy New Year from Envision🧡



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🎉 Happy New Year from Envision🧡
By Envision • Issue #2 • View online

Happy New Year Envision family! We’re super excited to be kicking off 2022 with our first real newsletter. Beyond our accelerator program, we aim to democratize resources, learnings and access for diverse founders everywhere.
Envision’s Cohort 5 deadline is <1 week away (January 10th). We’ll be hosting an info session on Thursday, January 6th at 5pm PT / 8pm ET. RSVP below! If you or anyone you know is a young, diverse founder building an early stage company, we want to meet them.
Envision Updates / Announcements
  • Envision company Forage (YC S21) announced a partnership with Farmstead (YC S16) to bring online grocery options to Americans on government assistance – check it out here.
  • We recently launched Envision’s Medium publication. Check out our two articles spotlighting Contenda founder Lilly Chen and meet the newest members of the Envision community – Envision Cohort 4 🤗.
  • In 2022, we’re democratizing access on all accords. We’re excited to announce we’ll be launching a job board in partnership with Pallet – stay tuned for job opportunities from our portfolio companies 🤙.
  • Applying to Cohort 5 with your venture? Join us at an info session Thursday, January 6th @ 5pm PT / 8pm ET. Click the button above if you missed it 😉.
  • Happy Holidays from the Envision Team – enjoy this card with our holiday hats 🎩
Gives - resources, opportunities and learnings from our community.
  • Building a community for the first time but don’t know where to start? David Spinks’ “A Founder’s Guide to Community” covers when to invest in community, how to get started, setting goals and much, much more. Give it a read and let us know what you think 🫂
  • Are you a B2B founder struggling with sales? This is your answered prayer. Here’s a 🔥 thread on selling using the C.L.A.S.P. framework. An MBA course wrapped up in a thread.
  • Two words: free money. $20K to be exact. Lighthouse Labs is a non-dilutive accelerator program based in Richmond, VA currently accepting applications. Go get that bag 💸.
  • Hiring for the first time and don’t know whether to go the contractor or FTE route? This article tells you everything you need to consider. From cost efficiency to talent retention, give this is a read.
  • On the topic of hiring, if you’re looking for freelance developers, founders from our community have really good things to say about Lemon.io 🍋.
We’d also love to share with y’all the Envision Resource Library. From product to hiring to fundraising, we’ve got you covered 🧡.
Asks – because it takes a village.
  • Our final deadline for Envision Cohort 5 applications close on January 10th. Help us reach diverse founders everywhere by sharing this link: envisionaccelerator.com/apply
  • We’re growing our mentorship network! If you’re an investor, operator, or founder looking to support Envision companies with your time 👉 fill out our Mentor Interest Form!
  • Looking to partner with us as an ally organization, sponsor, or resource partner? Shoot us an e-mail at e-team@envisionaccelerator.com
  • Keep up with us on Twitter 🐥: twitter.com/envisionaccel
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