The Founders Club
Join the Startup Wise Guys Founders Club. Find your team, develop an idea and launch a B2B startup. Build something massive!
Founders Club is a 12-week, interactive program led by a team of experts who will guide teams and individuals through matchmaking, ideation, customer discovery, business plan and MVP development, and finally pitch preparation in front of an investment committee.
If you have entrepreneurial spirit, are looking for a shake up from your corporate job or maybe you are just really passionate about innovative B2B business solutions this program could help you get on your way to founder success.
Meet people and cofounders
Find a like minded co-founder or reinforce your existing team. Access a diverse network of entrepreneurs with complementary skill sets.
Secure your first investor
When your startup succeeds, The Startup Wise Guys commits to investing up to €100K, with follow on possibility.
Expand your knowledge and skills
Refine your business idea and benefit from our mentors' expertise. Upskill your sales, marketing and pitching abilities.
About the program
Applications are now open as we use a rolling process. Please note that the applications deadline for the next batch is October 19, 2023.
Our team will carefully review all application. Once we identify potential candidates that fit our requirements, we will reach out to schedule an interview
Note: applications are checked on first come first serve basis.
The program costs €500+VAT for individuals and €750+VAT for teams, however CTO’s /Developers may apply for a full scholarship and attend per free. We expect participants not to miss more than one session to complete the required assignment for each session.
- Present the required assignments each session;
- Attend a all sessions (missing only one session is acceptable)
Team Building and Customer Discovery
Week 1: Program kickoff & introduction to team and participants
Week 2: Matchmaking, team building, and vision planning
Week 3: Create value Propositions and engage in customer discovery
Customer Validation and Defining Your Business Model and Revenue Stream
Week 4: Validate Key Assumptions by engaging in customer validation
Week 5: Synthesize information from customer interviews to strengthen customer profile and value proposition
Week 6: Define your business model and revenue stream
Building Your MVP and Investment Pitch Deck
Week 7: Covering the basics of Financial planning
Week 8: Best practices for developing your MVP
Week 9 - 10: Product Sprint sessions
Week 11: Building your pitch deck and investor presentation
Week 12: Investment Committee Pitch Day
And when you think it’s all over… it has only just started. Once you have completed the program we don’t stop working together, and you could have the possibility of a followup investment as your startup continues to grow.
You will still benefit from the support and program aftercare of the Startup Wise Guys community channels, expert mentors and continue to achieve support to help you build your next big thing !
It would be a great match if you are
Ambitious, motivated and looking for an adventure…
This program is designed for individuals who meet one or more of the requirements listed below.
- Over 7 years experience working, ideally, in a fast-growing or scale-up company
- Relevant leadership experience in:Strategy, leading sales (CEO/CMO candidates), Product development, strategy and/or operations team (CTO/ COO candidates) or Finance (CFO candidates).
- Resolution to launch a scalable B2B startup (preferably SaaS, XR, Sustainability, Fintech, Cyber, PropTech or Web3 focused).
- A MSc or MBA in Business Administration or any other relevant field.
Let’s crunch some numbers
Startup Wise Guys (SWG) is one of the leading investors in the broader CEE and CIS regions, as well as Nordics. With 370+ successful startups in our portfolio and a strong team of top-notch mentors and serial entrepreneurs, we have the experience and knowledge to help you grow your startup—sustainably, wisely, and globally.
Program Content Manager
Marta Madara Dundure
Online Program Manager
Program Operations Manager
Head of Founders Club