This year, Guidewire Group is a partner with LeWeb’11 to produce the Startup Competition at the Paris conference, December 7 – 9. Eligible companies will have less than $1M in financing and will introduce their latest product during the conference. To date, more than 500 startups have used our new G/SCORE(tm)software platform to [...]Continue Reading →
A year ago, Guidewire Group embarked on an ambitious plan to seek out the Innovate!100, a global list of the 100 startups demonstrating high potential and higher velocity as they build their businesses from idea to sustainability. Today, after more than 30 Pitch Slam events in more than 30 cities on [...]Continue Reading →
Last week, Guidewire Group kicked off the Innovate 2010 program with Pitch Slam events in Zaragoza and Madrid. In all, 22 companies presented their businesses in our fast-paced, 5-minute format designed to quickly tease out a company’s market opportunity, unique differentiation, and execution against plans. As company’s pitch the business, our [...]Continue Reading →
Over the past month, we’ve been rolling out the G/Score framework with partners, training G/Score assessors, and introducing entrepreneurs to the concept of a standardized, objective, transparent assessment methodology. The feedback from literally hundreds of conversations has been gratifying and tremendously helpful as we work to make the G/Score a useful and prescriptive tool for [...]Continue Reading →
Hey folks – just a quick note on the G/Score. Chris and Mike recorded a video walkthrough of the philosophy and methodology behind it, so if you’re looking for more info, this is a great place to start.
And while you’re at it, check out this one too, on optimizing your pitch [...]Continue Reading →
Last November, Guidewire Group had the opportunity to spend three amazing days with eight outstanding entrepreneurs of the 2009 PIPELINE program, as we delivered an intensive workshop of business communication. Ours was the last of four modules in the year-long business acceleration program to provide high-potential young companies with [...]Continue Reading →
Welcome to the inaugural G/Score™ post here on The Guidewire. As we mentioned earlier in the week, the G/Score is essentially Guidewire Group’s brain, codified. We’ve taken 20 years and 20,000 startup interviews and molded them into a transparent, quantifiable rating system for young companies. Our scorecards make it easy for startups [...]Continue Reading →