July 6, 2016
This article is brought to you in partnership with F6s, the premier deals platform and online community for startups.
Hundreds of startups fail every year – and it's a harsh and painful reality that many founders have had to face. While many of these failures can be attributed to things like product-market fit and lack of capital, the issue at core can really be attributed to a failure in both scaling and traction. Simply: a “startup” simply isn't a startup if it fails to scale – and only those with the best ideas and best business models survive.
But even those at the top need support in order to continue scaling. F6s, a premier deals platform and online community for startups, acknowledges this and has created the Alpha Card to provide top startup founders each with VIP access to $1 million in free growth tools and services. Startup founders selected for the Alpha Card get access to a slew of perks provided by more than 100 companies, including (but not limited to):
- Free round-trip flights on American Airlines;
- Elite status and discounts on other airlines, hotels, and car rentals, including Avis, The Standard, and Zipcar;
- Priority access to startup events like Mobile World Congress 4YFN and the LAUNCH Festival;
- Free Rackspace hosting;
- Free email infrastructure from SendGrid; and
- Access to coworking spaces like WeWork.
Anyone can sign-up or nominate others for F6s Alpha Card status, but F6s tells TechCrunch that the selection process will take a little while. F6s selected 2,000 startup founders for the first round of Alpha Card status – with all startups coming from or affiliated with major venture capital groups, accelerators, and incubators (e.g. TechStars, Dreamit, Y Combinator, Rothenberg Ventures, et al.).
Apply for Tech.Co's Startup of the Year Competition
Are YOU a top startup? Do you think you have what it takes to compete in Tech.Co's Startup of the Year Competition at the Innovate! and Celebrate Conference in San Jose, CA this upcoming September? The top 50 selected startups (voted on by our editorial staff and guest judges) will be invited to join us to compete in the national semifinals. Apply by July 8th through F6s below:
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