You should get your startup Accelerator Ready before the programme starts.
The 13-week accelerator programme is broken down into 3 phases:
- Discover & Build – This phase forces the teams to justify assumptions, prove market viability and build a clear proposition. This is achieved through the help of our amazing mentors – you will see anything approx 10 mentors a day in the first few weeks.
- Validate & Build – This phase builds the product and grows customer interest. Product launch will be achieved in this phase and the mentors’ networks used to arrange partnerships and sales opportunities.
- Invest & Grow – This phase pulls together all the elements and gets the teams investment ready. Lawyers, accountants and pitch trainers will all be brought in to ensure each team has the correct skills and materials to pitch for and receive investment. An Investment pitch day will be held with Angels, Private Equity and Venture Capitalists.
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Accelerator Activity Modules
Mentor Days -
One to one meetings with mentors, typically seeing between 5 and 10 mentors in a day.
Build days –
This is your time to get on and build product, have meetings, make stuff happen.
Board Meetings –
We call our formal catch ups with each team Board Meetings. We will catch up with each team every 2 weeks for a sit down. This is your chance to share any challenges you are having and for us to either bring in other resources to help or work the challenges through with you. We also use these to set milestones for you to achieve before the next meeting (like 2million new users).
Office hours –
We will be around most days so you can grab us whenever you need support or need someone to bounce things off. If you need support from someone specific then just ask us and we will arrange it.
Drop in sessions -
Over the course of the programme we bring in experts on different subjects so you can book in with them to discuss your teams particular issues. Drop in session experts can take many forms but could be PR, Legal, HR, Marketing, Finance etc.
Founder stories -
We sit down for a fireside chat with founders who have been there done it and got the t-shirt. This is a frank discussion about the failures and successes they have had, its your opportunity to ask questions and really understand what its like to start, build and grow a startup.
Expert Sessions -
Over the course of the programme we run a series of lecture style sessions on a range of startup topics. Example sessions are; Lean methodology, pirate metrics, cold calling, startup legals, pitch techniques, UX & UI.
Entrepreneur Therapy -
One hour session for CEO, CTO’s & CMO’s to get together and share problems with each other and brainstorm solutions.
Week by Week Overview
Here is an overview of each week during the programme:
Week 1 – Admin Week
Week 2 – Back to basics
Week 3- Death by Mentor
Week 4 – Death by Mentor
Week 5 – Product Week
Week 6 - Product Week
Week 7 - Product Week
Week 8 – Sales Week
Week 9 – Traction Week
Week 10 – Investor Week
Week 11 – Business Plan Week
Week 12 – Pitch Week
Week 13 – Pitch Week