The program is designed to guide tech companies/teams through the process of customer development using advanced tracking methodologies and instruments. This includes active and continuous process of hypotheses verification in the market. Upon graduation, the teams will have practical understanding of market context for their products and practical steps for the next 6 months. We are very practical :)
Each batch will consist of weekly lectures/workshops, guest-speaker talks, milestone setting, and weekly evaluation. There will be a competitive component and the teams that do not work hard enough will leave the track.
The teams will be guided and coached to apply to global/regional accelerators and to build relevant partnerships for market validation. The work with teams will include tech, financial, legal, business development and customer development coaching and support. The key components of the program include:
Practical knowledge & skills
Customer development & tracking
Tech architecture coaching
US & EU based advisors and mentors
Local seasoned entrepreneurs
Local & foreign customers
Local and EU grants
Local angels & VCs
US/EU based angels & VCs
Financial & tax administration
Curriculum & Training
The curriculum consists of 30+ lectures/workshops in the following 10 modules:
• Business Model
• Investor Interest
• IP & Legal
Silicon Valley tracking tools will be used for helping startups to track everyday progress towards value creation and efficiency of distribution channels.
The mentorship component of the program will include individual work with the teams by the Academy instructors and entrepreneurial assistants, as well as pairing with foreign and local mentors.
Special focus will be made on B2B business development mentorship with dedicated mentor being in charge for working with the teams.