At Resilient Coders, we get in front of young people from Boston’s traditionally underserved communities, and we teach them to code. We source our hackers through our partnerships with schools, community organizations, and corrections institutions. We bring them together with our network of mentors, to pop open our laptops and code together. And we make paid opportunities available to our higher-performing young people, through our web development shop, Resilient Lab.
Pitching succinctly and with conviction is of fundamental importance during the inherently murky trials and tribulations of your company’s embryonic stage. One of the most useful ways to communicate your product to an audience is to take take a top-down, holistic approach, focusing on the listener’s needs rather than the vapid conventions of a rehearsed speech.
I submitted an application on behalf of Tencap Sports in 2013 to enter MassChallenge. I had no idea what I was getting into, but the experience ended up being fantastic. MassChallenge helped advance Tencap, but more importantly it plugged me personally into Boston’s great entrepreneurial ecosystem. Now as CEO of MatchOn, it was a no brainer to apply again.