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We believe in supporting entrepreneurs across the globe who have brilliant ideas, the passion to pursue them, and the guts to see their ideas through to maturity.

OpenUp is for entrepreneurs everywhere, looking for a community of learning and support they can access 24/7.

OpenUp is a drop-in, remote program where you’ll only pay for the exclusive Boom Startup solutions you need. 

Connect with other founders from around the world for free events and webinars. For a minimal fee, access BoomStartup courses and consult with our experts on specific issues facing your business.

OpenUp entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply to and watch BoomStartup’s pitch competitions, called PitchUp. Founders can also apply to be part of our RiseUp and AmplifyUp programs.

OpenUp Events

May 2022
17 May 2022

OpenUp: Secrets of Successful Founders

If you are a startup owner or considering starting a small company, there are some common things successful startup owners do that you should know about. In this webinar, Amul Mago will be discussing what it looks like to be a successful founder, along with a few secrets to help you grow into a more successful leader of your startup. ...

9:00 am - 10:00 am
19 May 2022

OpenUp: State of the SPV

Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) are becoming the preferred tool for private market investors. Assure analyzed data on thousands of SPVs , their investors, and organizers to surface insights never before available. The 2022 State of the SPV report is intended to be an industry benchmark of the way dealmakers and their investors use this dynamic, flexible, low-cost structure for high-velocity private market transactions. ...

9:00 am - 10:00 am
26 May 2022

OpenUp: When is it Right to Build a Channel Strategy?

Channel…. Great buzzword. What does channel mean to your business and when is the right time to push into the world of a sales channel? Join this 1-hour session to learn how channel might fit given your stage in the startup lifecycle, what you will want and need to consider, potential benefits of Channel at your stage of development, criteria for determining when channel is right for you and how to start the journey when you are ready. ...

9:00 am - 10:00 am
June 2022
02 June 2022

OpenUp: Exit Right

Before you sell your company, even the odds. While a successful entrepreneur may exit a handful of companies in their lifetime, large buyers close deals all the time. Without decades of experience in mergers and acquisitions, founders don’t have the tools they need to get the best results for themselves, their teams, or the new parent company. ...

9:00 am - 10:00 am
09 June 2022

OpenUp: Preparing for a Liquidity Event

A liquidity event typically happens when the leader of a company receives a large amount of cash due to a merger, acquisition, or IPO of the company. It is a big payday for those in the company with ownership as well as for any private or venture capital investors who have ownership. Learn how to navigate this confusing time in this OpenUp webinar. ...

9:00 am - 10:00 am
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OpenUp is a free service. You pay nothing to join. You get access to the OpenUp webinars, PitchUp competitions, and the business Scorecard for free. We just ask you to complete a quarterly business survey to let us know how your business is progressing.
The online platform does require you to have a LinkedIn account for authentication only. However all of your platform activities relating to OpenUp are private and will not be shared outside of BoomStartup.
Mentors are accessible to you at any time, however you must schedule and pay for each mentor conversation. First, you need to update your phone number in your profile account. Then you will need to enter your credit card information. You can search for mentors based on their skills or experience, then request a meeting. They will accept or decline the meeting, which is then tracked by the platform for billing purposes.
Our marketplace offerings are constantly evolving. Some are free, some are for a fee. You can purchase them directly from the Marketplace or you can request assistance from the BoomStartup team.
You can apply to be a mentor by completing this application. You will be contacted with further instructions. You will also be required to use your LinkedIn credentials to set up your mentor account.
You can apply to list an item by completing this form. We request that products and services listed in the Marketplace are appealing to startups and very inexpensive or free. Once you complete the application, you will receive further instructions. You will also be required to use your LinkedIn credentials to set up your account.
Yes, but only a very select few. All companies that we back must participate in at least the OpenUp program, if not additionally PitchUp or RiseUp. All of these programs allow us to track your business growth. The first step is to complete the Scorecard. The second step is to provide us with your last quarter’s business growth insight.
Please check out the AmplifyUp program page for more information about BoomStartup’s investment program.

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