Guidewire’s trusted innovation network connects companies to the emerging businesses around the world that are driving disruptive ideas and creating new paths to value. Backed by an experienced team with the perspective and insight to help you engage with confidence, Guidewire’s framework of software, services, and educational programs helps you do business in ways that accelerate opportunity and build economic value for you and your partners. Guidewire Fusion™ software was developed with a grant from the National Science Foundation and is a proprietary, yet open, platform for profiling, assessing and matching startup companies with larger enterprises. Our educational programs include Master Classes and Immersion programs that prepare startup companies to address the global marketplace. With Guidewire, you can identify opportunities, create trusted connections and do business together more effectively.
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The universal profile allows you to conveniently enroll in corporate innovation programs, competitions, tradeshows and events. With just a click of a button you can choose to allow/deny access of your any or all of your profile information.
Build your profile among the startup and innovation ecosystem through self-promotion. Add information, earn badges, list partners, achievements and more. Build your presence on the Guidewire Connect space.
We are an investor recognized platform to access startup information. We present the most relevant, trusted and useful company information to investors through your universal profile. Make yourself visible today.
Our proprietary G/ScoreTM assessment methodology within Guidewire Fusion is a National Science Foundation backed business fingerprinting framework. This universal industry standard of profiling companies allows entrepreneurs and startup executives to evaluate their business performance over time and against similar others (industry, stage, time). This can all be done in a secure and private manner.
Entrepreneur Education and Mentorship Program
Our Guidewire Catalyst Entrepreneur Education and Mentorship is a two part program consisting the Master Class and a Silicon Valley Immersion Experience. It has consistently been rated by our local and international customers to be highly useful and insightful, providing objective actionable insights into their businesses.
The Guidewire Catalyst MasterClass + FastTrac® program helps participants develop a clear, customer focused business strategy. It includes non-traditional, experiential learning with hands-on coaching and mentoring. Opportunities to network and learn from peers, as well as the facilitators, business coach, and guest speakers—seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals who work with entrepreneurs—are a key part of the Master Class experience.
The Guidewire Catalyst Master Class is an intensive 5-day program that combines Guidewire’s expertise in assessing companies and preparing them international growth with the Kauffman FastTrac® Growth Venture™ program that provides a specific framework for business growth. Both programs were written by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and are now integrated into a single curriculum delivering the essential business information for growing a sustainable company.
The Master Class is designed to help the entrepreneur focus on key business challenges and identify opportunities to improve their overall business performance. We cover marketing, positioning, branding, sales and distribution strategies, as well as differentiation and value, as perceived by the market. Companies will create a strategic plan for expanding the footprint and market share of their business while receiving coaching for an effective pitch or presentation. The Master Class + Kauffman FastTrac program features rich resources and course materials including workbooks, templates, toolkits, due diligence framework and a 90-day work plan.
Our Silicon Valley Immersion Experience brings the entrepreneurs to the valley on a 5 day intensive course that sees leading experts in legal, finance, sales marketing, PR and investment, share information on best practices for successful market expansion and the continued development of a sustainable business.
In addition to the structured courses held at Guidewire’s facility in Silicon Valley delivered by successful practitioners, the Immersion week explores leading Silicon Valley-based industry events, to help you quickly assess the competitive environment, while making valuable contacts that can become the foundation of your SiliconValley business network. You also get to participate in a roundtable discussion with international entrepreneurs, and have extensive business networking opportunities.
Your Silicon Valley Homebase
Guidewire provides a one-year membership for the startup teams at its offices in downtown Redwood City, California. This membership includes:
- Full access and privileges at Guidewire offices. The offices can function as a base for US customer, investor and partner meetings. The facilities include conference rooms with floor-to-ceiling whiteboards, hot desks, printers/fax/scanners, Wi Fi, and kitchen facilities. It is situated next to the CalTrain station and immediately adjacent to dozens of restaurants, clubs, theatres, and cafes.
- Complimentary attendance to all Speaker Series in-person and recorded events.
Studio G is a co-working, business accelerator, focused primarily on early-stage companies in the information technology and sustainable energy sectors. We strive to build a community of entrepreneurs eager to build their businesses.