Partners

NEXT recognizes the need by every startup to add key business support services in a variety of areas at critical growth milestones. Our Partners work with startup and emerging growth companies and are like-minded in their approach and passion for the startup community.

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Best Marketing LLC

The Virtual Marketing Department for Early-Stage Tech Companies

Who We Are?

We provide project-based marketing strategy expertise to technology firms seeking to grow to the next stage. We create and execute on the following core services: 1) New messaging and positioning; 2) Product launches; 3) Go-to-Market strategies; 4) Product price adjustments; 5) Lead generation campaigns; 6) Digital ad programs; 7) Collateral, case studies and white papers; and 8) Websites, PR and social media outreach.

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BrightSearch

EdTech Executive Search Firm

Who We Are?

We are modernized recruiting professionals that have access to the top talent in the EdTech industry. We ensure confidentiality for both our candidates and clients. We reduce the risk of making the wrong hire by guaranteeing all candidates hired through us. We stand behind our people & process.

Our network expands beyond the typical database. We have a pulse on the EdTech market by attending the industry’s top conferences. By partnering with the leading Growth Equity and Venture Capital firms in the EdTech space, our network continues to flourish with innovation.

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Carta

Equity. Simplified.

Who We Are?

Carta helps companies and investors manage their cap tables, valuations, investments, and equity plans.

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Cohn Reznik

Solutions for every stage of the business life cycle

Who We Are?

CohnReznick’s specialized Technology and Life Sciences teams have a proven track record helping closely-held, publicly-traded, venture capital, and private equity-backed companies succeed at each stage of their life cycle. Clients benefit from our deep, industry-focused resources, our hands-on, entrepreneurial culture, and our integrated capabilities across a range of critical issues that companies in these sectors face. Services we provide include: Financial statement audits and reviews, Income tax return preparation, Tax planning and structuring, Research and development (R&D) credit studies, International tax, State and local tax planning and compliance, and M&A due diligence and transaction advisory

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Compellications

Get What you Want from Your Business - Become Your Best Certified EOS® Implementer, Peer Group Facilitator & Coach

Who We Are?

As a Certified Speaker, Coach and Facilitator, I make my impact by optimizing leaders and teams. Tiny, but powerful, I take owners and leaders to sustainable growth. A Certified EOS® (the Entrepreneurial Operating System) Implementer, I help entrepreneurs gain traction and achieve growth and scale. With EOS, I help leaders get clear on where you are going, execute with discipline and accountability, and build healthy, cohesive, teams. And make business fun again. As a Partner in Clark Leadership Group, I bring leaders who are learners together for learning, coaching and community.  

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Cresa

We take your business further

Who We Are?

Cresa is the world’s largest occupier-only commercial real estate firm. We have over 1,000 real estate advisors in 80 global locations. Last year we represented 1,800 clients, covering 60+ industries in over 1,300 cities. Cresa uses a fully integrated approach, first determining what your business needs are, then creating a strategic plan to best meet them and implementing a solution. We think of real estate as a business tool-one that goes beyond operational need to help drive profitability, enhance your image and attract top talent.

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Dupont Circle

We love Salesforce, and we help scaling startups love it too.

Who We Are?

We understand that growing businesses like yours need meaningful metrics for sales, marketing, and customer success. You need a well-structured Salesforce platform to guide positive results.

We identify the simplest, smartest system for you, so you can keep a pulse on your pipeline, outbound marketing efforts, renewals, and SaaS metrics. We meet you where you are. Whether that means cleaning up a messy system, starting from scratch, or adding to your existing platform, we’ll roll-up our sleeves and be there with you every step of the way.

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Early Growth

Our CFOs are Your Partner in Growth

Who We Are?

Strategic CFO consulting is critical to early stage technology startups in their formative years! Our tenured CFO team propel clients from seed through IPO by delivering finance strategy, transactional accounting with tax and valuation services. Our monthly financial close package tells your business story to boards and investors. Key services include: CFO Services, Transactional Accounting, Tax, Compliance & R&D Credit Analysis, Valuations, Fund Accounting, HR/People Operations and Recruiting, and Risk & Insurance.

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Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

Intellectual Property Law - particular emphasis in patent and trademark law.

Who We Are?

Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC is an intellectual property law firm that counsels its clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Components of our practice include patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, strategic counseling (including patentability, validity, and non-infringement opinions), licensing, technology transfer, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property management.

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Edge Commercial Real Estate

Achieving the Best Possible Results for Our Clients

Who We Are?

Edge Commercial is a locally owned and operated, fully integrated commercial real estate advisory company developed from a “Principal” perspective to maximize productivity, efficiency and most importantly… results. Our mission is to serve as a highly accessible, efficient, productive, and results oriented, local commercial real estate firm operating as an advisory arm to our partners and clients. Our senior staff have completed many of the region’s most noteworthy transactions totaling over $10 billion. Edge represents clients ranging from corporate and institutional companies to local, non-profits, startup and professional firms. In addition to the traditional sales and leasing of commercial real estate, our transactions have included Sale/Lease Backs, Structured Financings, Tax Structuring, Bondable Leases, Credit Lease Transactions, Build to Suits, TIC Structures, Syndications, 1031 Fulfilment, and Joint Ventures.

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ETS

What’s Holding Your Business Back? Startup & Scaleup - Turnaround to Exit

Who We Are?

If you’re an entrepreneur with a start-up seeking investor funding, ETS can help you to get funded. Ines LeBow is the CEO and an experienced start-up advisor with a deep background in securing early-stage funding, preparing business plans and investor pitch decks, providing presentation coaching and pre/post-startup advisory, conducting market and competitor analyses, creating market launch roadmaps, driving turnarounds and transformations to scale-up operations and systems for growth.

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FasterCapital

A country, stage, and industry agnostic online incubator and accelerator!

Who We Are?

With a long experience and an enthusiastic team, FasterCapital provides businesses startups and scaleups with many services essential to their establishment and growth. FasterCapital offers technical development services and business development services and covers 50% of the costs. Our team is backed by experts and a huge network of investors and mentors from different industries and places around the world! FasterCapital invests in FinTech, HealthTech, EdTech, AI, AgriTech, Entertainment, Media, Software, B2B, B2C, FoodTech, E-commerce, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, and startups from a very wide range of industries!

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First Republic Bank

Banking for Innovators

Who We Are?

First Republic offers a comprehensive set of banking services, connections and guidance to support the growth of your business at every stage. We are committed to fast response and ease of use through our dedicated tech team, based in tech hubs across the U.S. Our Innovators’ Toolkit offers you discounts on an additional suite of mission-critical services to address many of your immediate operational needs. 

First Republic Bank is a member of the FDIC.

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Franklin Advisory

Helping people build entrepreneurial ecosystems

Who We Are?

Franklin Advisory helps organizations build programming and ecosystems around startups, entrepreneurship, and venture capital.

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Fundraise Concierge

Fundraising experts on your side

Who We Are?

Gain access to industry leading advisors to drive quality, efficiency, and peace of mind in your fundraising process. With Fundraise Concierge by your side, you will minimize the frustration while maximizing the results of your fundraising process so that you can get the terms you want from the investors you want to reach.

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Gingernut Thinking

A woman-owned, DC-based, globally minded brand strategist

Who We Are?

Gingernut Thinking draws on over 25 years’ global experience working with brands, agencies, rights holders and iconic events including Wimbledon and the Olympics, crafting purpose-driven brand engagement and communication strategies that drive meaningful business transformation. We’re laser focused on helping you crystallize those great thoughts swirling around your head, leaving you with exactly what you need to move forward: clarity of vision aligned to data-informed insights. We’re flexible, collaborative, considered, honest and fun. Need a little fresh thinking for your strategic marketing and brand strategy challenges? Feel free to get in touch for a chat, a (virtual) biscuit and a nice cup of tea.

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Good2BSocial

Leaders in Digital Marketing
We help lawyers, law firms, and companies that sell to law firms generate more leads and acquire new business.

Who We Are?

At Good2bSocial, we work with law firms and companies in the legal industry who are serious about growth but are often frustrated that they’ve spent time, money, and effort on their website and digital marketing, yet they still don’t produce the results they had hoped for.

We offer a full suite of inbound marketing services including Digital Strategy, Social Media Management & Monitoring, SEO, Digital Advertising, Content Marketing & Content Creation, Email Marketing, Video and Podcast Production, and Marketing Technology Consulting.

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GreenBar

Greenbar helps start new software projects or gets existing ones back on track

Who We Are?

A former CTO/VP Engineering at five software startups, Larry Cynkin was part of two successful exits and learned from a few not-so-successful ones. He now works as a fractional CTO to help you: Hire or assess in-house or contract software engineers; Define the first version of your software or the twentieth; Fix broken software or a broken software development process; Learn and establish agile software development best practices. Greenbar works with you to make the best choices among vendors and technologies and manage those resources for the success of your software-centric project.

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hatch

Hatch I.T. is a specialty recruiting partner that scales technical teams for startups.

Who We Are?

Traditional staffing hasn’t evolved to meet the hiring needs of startups. Hatch I.T. was formed to provide predictable and affordable hiring models for technical teams of product startups in emerging tech hubs. We’ve developed a roadmap of solutions to guide startups from MVP through all stages of growth. Whether you have no recruiting infrastructure, or just a small recruiting team, our flexible hiring programs will leave you equipped with a dedicated recruiting team, boosting your brand while filling your tech positions with ease.

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Hunt Club

A Better Way to Hire

Who We Are?

Hunt Club is a new category of search firm helping companies leverage the power of relationships and referrals to achieve a better hiring experience. Through our network of over 11,000 experts and 5,000,000 candidates, Hunt Club has helped over 500 companies find, engage, and hire the very best talent. Hunt Club’s expert network and proprietary technology drive engagement with the most qualified passive candidates.

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Ideaship

Ideaship is equity-based patent development capital

Who We Are?

Ideaship, a venture services affiliate of GTT Group, is equity-based patent development capital for early-stage ventures. Ideaship’s patent capital fund provides patent asset development services including virtual patent department and patent business banking along with subject matter expertise, external patent counsel funding, and fundraising support.

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Incendium

Tailored outbound sales and marketing advisory for B2B startups.

Who We Are?

Incendium Strategies is a boutique sales advisory firm serving early stage B2B startups. We specialize in outbound sales campaigns, growth planning, and strategic advisory across industries. Our clients range from solopreneurs to growth stage firms backed by Bessemer, Accel, Y Combinator, and more.

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Insperity

Business challenges have HR solutions. Delivering exceptional HR solutions is our calling.

Who We Are?

Insperity is an HR-first company.  Founded in 1986 as a human resource provider- our roots are in taking care of people.  For 35 years, Insperity has been showing companies how to harness the power of HR to improve business success.  With our track record of excellence, today, we’re one of the country’s most comprehensive HR services providers – and we’re still innovating.

Whether you need full-service HR, employee benefits, HR technology or anything in between, Insperity’s powerful range of scalable HR solutions will help you overcome your business challenges at every stage.

 

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Kapowza

Baltimore-Based Creative Agency

Who We Are?

Founded in 2015, Kapowza seeks to serve as a creative marketing and advertising partner by providing graphic design, website, video, social media, and branding support to emerging brands, startups, and entrepreneurial support organizations. We hope to be viewed as a true collaborator, coming to the table for key strategy decisions, marketing pushes, and setting agendas and plans that will impact your bottom-line for years to come.

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KiwiTech

We help entrepreneurs build technology, raise capital and scale faster

Who We Are?

KiwiTech is a leading ecosystem of 400+ portfolio startups, 2000+ transatlantic investors and 150+ mentors committed to supporting innovators and sparking innovation globally. We team up with early to late-stage startups to help them navigate through challenges and reach their next growth stage. With our 450+ strong engineering team and deep technology expertise, we have enabled our entrepreneurs to build over 1500 viable products till date.

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La Cire

Business operations, finance and budgeting

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Our business model is built on helping innovators change the world and building the appropriate foundation for them to succeed. Ee do the work to put systems in place for proper business operations and growth. We help you define goals and milestones and create a path, understanding the boundaries and needs of the individual firm. We then work to move the team along this path, working through the challenging problems and creating simple and elegant solutions that are customized to you and your team. In the process, we enable your people to make the greatest contribution and all succeed.

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Marstudio

MARKETING & ADVERTISING RESULTS THROUGH STRATEGIC CONSULTATION AND EXPERT BUSINESS VISUALIZATION

Who We Are?

At Marstudio, we believe in starting with strategy. Taking time to understand your business, competition, and target demographic in order to consult you on how to achieve your goals with the best strategy and design. As an extension of your team, we shift as you shift. As your Off-Site Marketing Department, we possess professional and technical expertise in marketing strategy, consultation, graphic design, branding, print design, web design and development, multimedia, ­film, photography, content development, and other creative/technical disciplines. Remember: at the end of the day, we are your team.

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MGA

A New Approach to Commercial Real Estate

Who We Are?

MGA was created to operate with a unique approach and mindset in an industry where the typical real estate process has gone unchanged for decades. Representing each client with an energy and passion that ensures our full attention on every project. At MGA we see representing our clients as an opportunity to help elevate organizations through hard work and creative strategizing.

MGA’s partnership with one of the Nation’s co-working providers, Industrious, brings much needed flexibility and ease to office leasing. Whether you need shared space for 2 employees or your team of 20+ is looking for a customized, dedicated office solution, the MGA team is able to find a tailored solution best for your company.

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Modus Create

Full Lifecycle Product Development Partner

Who We Are?

Modus Create builds customer-centric products, processes, and platforms to help businesses succeed in the digital economy.

For over 10 years, our global team of strategists, designers, and technologists have helped companies ranging from the world’s biggest brands to funded startups deliver digital experiences to their clients. We work in an iterative, outcome-driven way and provide our clients with full stack capability: product strategy, customer experience (CX), full stack Agile software development, and security.

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Nasdaq

Nasdaq Reimagines the Markets of Today

Who We Are?

Nasdaq Governance Solutions is Nasdaq’s award-winning Board governance software that facilitates strategic and efficient collaboration for boards, committees, and leadership teams through its intuitive interface and robust security features.

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Outfront Media

One of the largest outdoor media companies in the US with over 500K canvases across the country

Who We Are?

OUTFRONT provides an integrated and targeted platform to connect brands to their target audiences, as they live their lives. We leverage the power of technology, location, and creativity to drive impact and engagement between brands and audiences. OUTFRONT delivers truth, trust, and transparency. Impact where it matters. We have coverage across the top 50 markets in the US including top tech cities with media across Billboards, top Transit Systems (Bus & Rail), Street Furniture, and Specialty Media such as airports and lifestyle centers.

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Pillar One Consulting

Strategic Advice Tactical Support: Build and Strengthen Your Financial Management & Human Capital Frameworks

Who We Are?

Pillar One Consulting is a boutique consulting firm that drives companies to success by leveling up their Financial Management and Human Capital disciplines. We know what start-ups need:  that perfect blend of strategic expertise to help take your company to the next level and the ability to get into the details to ensure your company is running smoothly. We will tailor a plan that works for you, whether that is augmenting your leadership team with a Fractional Executive or leading a targeted, defined consulting or recruiting engagement. With a focus on Finance and Human Capital, Pillar One can help you optimize your business operations so that you can focus on growing your business.

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Product Savvy Consulting

Markets Drive Products We Pave the Road

Who We Are?

We are Product Centric. We support technology companies, effectively define, design, build software products more quickly and more successfully than they would do otherwise. We look at everything from the Product Management lens, understanding the Business drives the Product. We are Agile, and have extensive experience in managing local and globally distributed software development teams. We like Start-ups. Our typical clients are fast-growth companies who are looking to either develop a new product or build-out a next generation product. Over the last 15 years we became experts in Cyber, Health Care, Mobility and Cloud products working with more than 100 companies to date. 

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SDG Strategy Group

Stabilize - Develop - Grow

Who We Are?

SDG Strategy Group, LLC, is an established business advisory group located in the Washington, DC area and serving domestic USA.   Our Partners and Associates have over 30 years of business experience working with C-Suite management to implement strategies that focus your firm on a high growth track.   We advise firms needing trusted, hands-on experienced business professionals who have done it before.

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Snyder Cohn

SUPPORTING THE LIFE CYCLE OF SUCCESS

Who We Are?

We are a full-service CPA firm in North Bethesda, MD that provides audit, other assurance, tax and consulting services to a wide range of clients with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses and their owners. We have a team of professionals who specialize in working with technology entrepreneurs in the startup and emerging business stages. We serve clients in the software development, renewable energy and life science industries, among others, and we assist these clients with financial statement and tax preparation, entity choice and tax structure, QuickBooks setup and implementation, R&D and other tax credits, business and personal tax planning, and a plethora of other issues as needed.

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Sterne Kessler

Full Service Intellectual Property Law Firm

Who We Are?

Based in Washington, DC, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is renowned for more than four decades of focus on the protection, transfer, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Its team of attorneys, registered patent agents, and technical specialists help clients with every aspect of IP including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing, opinions and strategy, and litigation – protecting innovations across a broad spectrum of industries. Our client base includes developing and established companies, venture capital firms, individual entrepreneurs and universities.

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TABS Score

AI & ML Due Diligence used by Angels, VCs, Family Offices, Incubators, & More

Who We Are?

The TABS Suite is the leading DaaS (Diligence-as-a-Service) platform augmenting your existing diligence process in a fraction of the time & cost. TABS provides a comprehensive, holistic, and in-depth qualitative & quantitative evaluation of a venture, regardless of stage (Pre-Seed to a Series D to Private Equity).

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The Littlefield Co

Telling under-told stories through video, photo and content strategy for purpose-driven companies

Who We Are?

Most businesses lack trust and a connection with their target audience. You have worked hard to build your brand, and you feel like you deserve more traction than you’re getting. The Littlefield Company helps you discover and efficiently tell the story that makes your brand unique, connects with your audience, and showcases your true value with strategic videography. We tell under-told stories by delivering scalable content for purpose-driven companies.

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ThinkNimble

Entrepreneur-friendly Software Development Agency

Who We Are?

We are your technical partners, your CTO, your business co-founders, and your fellow dreamers. Our job is to help you build modern technology to realize your organization’s vision. We do that by providing an authentic and honest perspective about how technology can impact your business goals. As socially focused entrepreneurs, these are our guiding principles as we build your dream technology.

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UBS

Washington Wealth Management

Who We Are?

Building on its history of over 150 years, UBS Is committed to bringing its global resources to bear on the portfolios of high net worth individuals to help them pursue their wealth management goals.

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Ushare.to

Central communication hub for teams & clients with group chat, video meetings, shared files & tasks.

Who We Are?

uShare.to allow teams, partners and clients to unify scattered conversations in instant workspaces for all their communication and sharing needs. uShare.to was developed by HyperOffice, a pioneer in the cloud which has more than 15 years of experience delivering web-based communication and collaboration software for businesses. uShare.to has been designed to allow teams not only to work together internally, but bring their extended team customers, partners, and prospects into their collaborative sphere with zero friction. Features include: group chat, audio and video meetings, screen and file sharing,and  team task and schedule coordination. 

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VentureCount

Outsourced accounting, bookkeeping and CFO services specifically geared toward startups

Who We Are?

VentureCount provides outsourced accounting, bookkeeping and strategic level CFO services to startups as well as more mature growth stage equity-backed companies.  VentureCount offers a scaleable, redundant and flexible solution – either acting as your full blown finance team to include CFO and supporting team of certified accountants, or to work under the direction of a senior finance executive.  While your company is in fast growth mode, VentureCount is an excellent, cost-efficient option to help you cover needs such as: chart of accounts set-up and maintenance, AP, AR, payroll, monthly closes, financial modeling and capital raises. 

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YMS Value

Your Trusted Advisor

Who We Are?

YMS Value is a business valuations and advisory firm providing a broad range of services including business valuations, mergers and acquisitions consulting, profit enhancement and other financial advisory services. We offer the technical expertise of larger CPA and valuation firms, combined with personalized attention, and deliver timely results in every engagement. YMS Value has been working with technology and life sciences companies for many years, and our clients span a range from early-stage start-ups to larger multinational corporations.

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