Is Your Accelerator Programme Adding Value To Startups?
Incubators and accelerators play a pivotal role in helping startups to thrive.
In fact, many of today’s hottest companies wouldn’t be where they are without these programmes.
One key way that incubators and accelerators add value is by expediting the startups' learning. This includes connecting them with experienced entrepreneurs, prospective collaborators, business know-how, and much more.
As organisers of such programmes, do you know if you are adding value to the startups?
Can you measure the value-add of these programmes?
Can you measure, track and monitor the impact of the learning on the startups over the duration of the programme?
Clarity on the value-add will help you make informed decisions on the right support to grow more winners!
We Provide a
Action Learning Programme To Grow Winners
Through years of research and continuous improvement, we have developed a data-driven approach to increase the learning effectiveness of startups
Curated curriculum that combines essential entrepreneurship knowledge and real-time application
Directed sharing of experiences by successful entrepreneurs to bring theory to life
Scaffolded and personalised coaching by experienced educators and practitioners
Iterative data-driven lean experimentation conducted with academic rigour
This Programme Is For Startup Incubators & Accelerators...
Without a structured learning programme
With structured programme but wants to know what else can be done to systematically grow winners
Without a data-driven approach to validate the progress of the startups
Case Study of Venture Building Programme for Early Startups
We developed a 12-week venture building programme for 30 early-stage entrepreneurs to prepare them to deliver their business pitches. This programme was sponsored by a local incubator with the objective of identifying startup talents.
The programme uses a multi-prong approach to scaffold the learning; starting from providing foundation entrepreneurship knowledge, directed sharing by successful entrepreneurs and structured personalised coaching.
The learning culminated in the cash flow projections created by the founders for their ventures. The projections gave clarity to the founders on the next course of action to refine their business plans.
The programme ended in a demo day to a large group of stakeholders including prospective investors.
Curated Curriculum Combining Theory & Practical Application
The curriculum was designed to equip early-stage entrepreneurs with the foundation knowledge required to be successful. It is curated based on extensive research into the core knowledge every successful entrepreneur needs to know.
Participants were required to apply the theory to their business ideas and seek validation with external stakeholders.
Real time feedback was provided to the participants by the instructors to ensure they were on track.
Examples of cases which were used to bring the learning to life
Curriculum for Early-Stage Startups
Knowing Your Customers
Developing Your Business Model Blueprint
Validation of the Business Model
Developing Go-To-Market Strategy
Team Formation: Choosing the Right Co-Founders
Developing Cashflow Projections
Developing Social Capital
Developing Winning Pitch Decks
Directed Sharing by Successful Entrepreneurs
Successful entrepreneurs were invited to share on themes aligned to various modules.
The strong alignment between theory and real-life experiences significantly strengthened the learners' knowledge retention.
Structured Coaching by Experienced Educators & Practitioners
Structured coaching tightly dovetailed the curriculum.
Each startup received personalised coaching catered to their stage of maturity and needs.
Iterative Data-Driven Lean Experimentation
In the final stage, startups developed cashflow projections aligned to the business model using the proprietary Kwik Look cashflow tool
This gave them insights on the business levers which needed to be adjusted to allow the venture to be commercially viable.
These insights helped them drive the scope and structure of the subsequent lean experimentation.