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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 On-Demand Training and Toolkits

Access BoomStartup content that will help you discover and control important aspects to your business plan. Each training session includes a recorded workshop, slides, tools, and entrepreneur insight. 

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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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