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LaunchSpot was founded by Rob Darling, John Clark and Michael Broadhurst ’96JRN in 2013 to solve a problem they discovered as part of a startup community. Entrepreneurs face a steady stream of decisions to make — often with tight timelines — and there are bottlenecks and barriers to finding the expertise that exists in the community around them. Rob, John and Michael saw an opportunity to streamline the process and help entrepreneurs find help fast.

LaunchSpot helps entrepreneurs unlock expertise in their startup community — be it an accelerator, a venture-capital fund or a co-working space. LaunchSpot connects you with experts, whether it’s mentors, alumni or peers, with the expertise to help — and lets you set up a meeting with them in minutes.

Rob, John and Michael have decades of experience between them in building Web solutions to connect people across time, geography and disciplines. They are looking for opportunities to share their learnings and gain more feedback from accelerators and venture capitalists as they continue to build their innovative, frictionless platform to help startups everywhere boldly go where no one has gone before. You can find them online at and on Twitter at @launchspot_io.