Frequently Asked Questions

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The Startup Alliance mission:

Help entrepreneurs succeed, regardless of their location.

Today, entrepreneurship is a global phenomenon, Startup Alliance provides tools and connections to support your entrepreneur’s journey, wherever you are.

What tools are available?

  • Tools for Companies:
    • Company profile to showcase mission, market, life stage and team
    • Private real-time Virtual Office
    • Private Group Discussion tool
    • Company FAST tool
    • Company OKR tool
    • Company SAKPI tracker
    • Stealth mode
    • Recruiting flag
  • Tools for Private Alliances:
    • Alliance profile to showcase mission, members and member companies
    • Private real-time Virtual Office
    • Private Group Discussion tool
    • Partner company review and analysis tools
    • Stealth mode
    • Recruiting flag
  • Tools for Members:
    • Member TrueInsight Profile to showcase startup skills and personal traits
    • Ability to browse Alliances, Members and Companies
    • Private Messaging tool to communicate directly with other members
    • Ability to join Private Alliances and Company Teams

Check out the Quick Start to learn more.

What is the Company FAST tool?

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FActors & STrategies. The FAST tool helps the team focus on the things that matter and minimize distractions. Containing a set of Success Factors and associated Maximization Strategies as well as Risk Factors and associated Minimization Strategies. Positioned prominently in the team view of the company listing, the team members won’t lose track of what matters and focus their energy on what matters. The team collaborates to create and maintain the entries in their FAST tool.

What are Company OKRs?

Indepth: Google’s OKR guide

Objectives and Key Results. OKRs are a technique companies use to set and communicate their primary Objectives by focusing on the accomplishment of measurable Key Results. Your Company Team works together to track and achieve their OKRs.

What are Company SAKPIs?

Startup Alliance Key Performance Indicators. Company Teams work to track and optimize our standard set of Key Performance Indicators:

  • Capital – Does your company have sufficient operating capital
  • Cash flow – Is your revenue greater than your expenses
  • Differentiation — Does your target market believe your product is unique
  • Growth – Is your company achieving your growth targets
  • Product/Market fit – Does your target market demonstrate demand for your product
  • Team – Does your company have the people it needs

What about confidential information?

Your confidential information is safe. We maintain several levels of privacy on Startup Alliance. Some parts of Company and Member profiles are publicly visible, other parts require sign-in. The Company OKRs and SAKPIs are only visible to members of the Company Team and associated Private Alliances. Startup Alliance cares about your privacy and the security of your confidential information.