The free program includes both a General Track and a Bio Track, specifically designed for those who are interested in life science startups. We welcome founders from all industries to apply for the waitlist.
Breakout is an interactive experience crafted to help you learn by doing.
We created the sessions to include a balance of informative content, peer support, and personalized coaching from experts.
The free program is highly selective and only includes space for a tight group of founders.
Kickoff — How do I navigate the VC and startup landscape right now?
Session 1 — Is my idea any good and am I ready to build a startup?
Session 2 — How do I meet a co-founder, form my company and protect my idea?
Session 3 — How do the nuts & bolts of VC work?
Session 4 — How do I develop an investor pitch?
Office Hours — How should I use my next six months?
Peer Groups — Meet with your curated group each week at a time that works for you.
Breakout is intended to minimize your commitment while maximizing your exposure to startups. We ask that you commit to spending 2 hours each week with us, across core programming.
Breakout also includes several optional workshops, whiteboard sessions, and founder talks with experienced entrepreneurs who have launched and scaled companies.
Our application is simple and clear; it should take less than 20 minutes to complete.
You might already have an idea. You might not. That’s okay — Breakout is a chance to explore and learn.
Strong candidates will be invited to meet with a member of the Petri or Pillar VC teams for a 15 minute video screening before gaining acceptance to the program.
If you are interested in the Bio Track, please identify your interest in the application.
Breakout is designed for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, including:
…and anyone considering the leap.