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Launch With GS’ 2023 US Cohort features six early-stage tech companies. The experience provides high-touch access and resources for founders to fast-track their companies’ growth and build relationships with investors and industry experts.Learn more
1) Financial and Industry Expertise
Participate in customized 1-on-1 and sector-specific workshops with specialists across investment banking, research, leadership development and investing
2) Influential Networks
Engage with the Launch With GS Advisory Council of leading investors, entrepreneurs and executives, in addition to Goldman Sachs’ network of Fortune 500 companies and investors
3) Scaling Resources
Meet with industry-leading experts for insights on topics ranging from financing and board management structure to growth and strategy
4) Engagement with Investors
Opportunity to showcase your business and growth by building relationships with Goldman Sachs investors and network of investors
5) Business Development
Explore opportunities to highlight your company’s product or service to Goldman Sachs businesses and clients
No, the Launch With GS Entrepreneur Cohort is not an incubator, accelerator or bootcamp. It is a customized experience that provides the best of Goldman Sachs to innovative high growth companies led by underrepresented entrepreneurs, while they focus on what they do best - building their businesses.
No. Goldman Sachs does not take equity in exchange for participation.
Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program is funded by the Goldman Sachs Foundation and helps small businesses across the United States by providing greater access to a practical business education, pathways to access capital and support services. The program is delivered in various local markets across the country in partnership with community colleges.
10,000 Small Businesses focuses on small businesses with revenues of over $75,000 and a minimum of two employees. The Launch With GS Entrepreneur Cohort focuses on high growth, tech-enabled companies that need significant capital investment to scale quickly. Click here to learn more about 10,000 Small Businesses.
We are focused on companies that are high growth, tech or tech-enabled across fintech, enterprise software, consumer and healthcare with an underrepresented Founder, CEO or President. We are targeting early stage companies with product market fit.
The Cohort will engage with Goldman Sachs investors, operators, investment bankers, equity research analysts, and other experts to help accelerate growth. Entrepreneurs will also have access to the Goldman Sachs network broadly, including the Launch With GS Advisory Council, venture capital investors, industry leaders and advisors, successful founders, and potential clients.
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