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Bundled Initiative

Ready to tackle your next milestone or clear a tough roadblock?

 

The Bundled Initiative has been expanded in partnership with ItsBundled to connect 5 additional East Tennessee startups with the expertise to conquer the task at hand.

Selected startups will gain access to vetted professional services resources beyond just office hours, along with expert guidance and mentorship from Bundled throughout the process. Startups will be awarded units to work with providers to execute on their expertise.

Startups who are awarded Bundled units may apply them with selected vendors for the services they need to achieve the next milestone.

Bundled units can be redeemed for services including:

  • Legal
  • Finance/accounting
  • Technology development
  • Marketing/design
  • Public relations
  • Human resources
  • Leadership development/coaching
  • and more!

Two Tennessee founders shared their Bundled experiences:

Founder Brandon McKinney of Vayska worked with ARO Creative to curate stunning digital marketing rebrand to showcase their hydration packs, meant for wearer’s to “#PaintYourAdventure.”

“My natural tendency is to think things will never turn out as good as everyone makes them sound or as good as they ought to be. In this case, Bundled and ARO exceeded expectations.”

Dan Collins, founder of Whiskey Soldier, said Bundled was a strategic advantage as he navigated a thorny legal situation. “Ultimately, Bundled made my life easier and elevated my business.” 

FAQs

Does my startup have to be affiliated with a LaunchTN Network Partner to apply for the Bundled Initiative?
Yes! Reach out to your local LaunchTN Network Partner to get connected today.
What vendors accept my Bundled units?
Bundled negotiated preferred rates with vendors across the Southeast in a number of specialties. Bundled units can be redeemed for legal, finance/accounting, technology development, marketing/design, public relations, human resources, leadership development/coaching, and more.
I already have a vendor that I want to use for services, but they aren’t currently a Bundled-approved vendor. What can I do?
Bundled is always adding new vendors and would be happy to discuss adding your preferred vendor to the approved list. Bundled can help!
The service that I need will require more units than I have left to utilize. What can I do?
At your discretion, you can approve services that exceed your allocation of Bundled units. You’ll be invoiced by the vendor to pay the difference.
How many hours/dollars is a “unit” worth?
Bundled negotiated preferred rates with each vendor; the value of a unit ranges from $100-$200 per unit. Bundled is always working to secure startups the best rates possible.mail your certificate to the address you provide during registration.
What types of services do the Bundled vendors offer?
ANY service that your growing startup needs to get to the next level. All services Bundled vendors provide are approved. You know what your business needs, Bundled connects you to the expertise to execute it.
What are some examples of potential services that are offered to help me surpass my next milestone?
Legal Services Including: Contract, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Raising Capital, Employee Equity, Corporation/LLC Formation, Vendor/Employee Agreements, Research Accounting Services Including: Tax Compliance, Forecasting, Budgeting and Planning, Financial Solvency, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Employee Benefits Technology Development Services Including: Technology or Security Review, MVP analysis, Prototype Development, Software Development, Technical Staffing/Interviewing help, Bridging of business and technical Marketing/Design Services Including: Email Marketing, Graphic Design (logo, business card, etc), Press Kit, Content Marketing, Public Relations, Website, SEO Human Resources Services Including: Recruiting, Job Descriptions, Salary Survey, Employee Handbook, Employment Contracts Business Development Services Including: Growth Leadership, Automation, Lead Generation Assessment and Coaching Services Including: Focus Group, Management Consulting, Sales Assessment, Executive Coaching

Timeline

Applications open: Aug.11

Applications close: Aug. 31

Selected startups notified: Sept. 2020