Fintech Pre-Revenue Program 

The perfect training ground for early-stage startup founders that want to focus on Fintech.

This equity-free no strings attached program has been designed specifically for early-stage startup founders in mind. Our 8-week program will empower your startup and ensure that you have all the key components of your business in order. 

Getting a foot in the door can be hard, we know that better than anyone. Our mission is to nurture your talent and bring your company up to speed so that you can successfully apply for full-time accelerator programs or first-round investment.

Key benefits

Validate your idea

Confirm your business idea, find the big why and improve your pitch deck prep. 

We have prepared pre-recorded content, templates and a live session for you to work your way through it with our help.

Mentoring

Learn what it takes to build a successful business from leading industry experts who will mentor you have the chance to meet twice per program.

Meet the people

Access a community +350 mentors, +200 investors and collaborate with 600+ fellow visionary founders from about 15-20 different countries growing in the same or similar  industry as you. For that we have organized Peer2Peer meeting sessions on specific topic each week that are self moderated, so it’s up to you how much time and effort you put into it.

Get onsite exposure

As a well-deserved reward, you'll receive an exclusive invitation to spend 3 exciting days in Dublin. Immerse yourself in the world of FCAT as you explore its inner workings, engage in thrilling public events, and be our special guest with covered flights and accommodations. The pinnacle of your journey will be the opportunity to take the stage and deliver your winning pitch.

About the program

Application Process

Applications are open. Our team will carefully review all applications and once we identify potential candidates that fit our requirements we will reach out to schedule an interview!

Apply now

Note: applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

Module 1

Welcome, purpose and values

Week 1: Welcome
Making sure startups know what to expect and are ready to rock!

Week 2: Purpose
What is the mission, vision, and culture? Structure the startups’  journey.

Week 3: Pitching and Product
Understanding the problem being solved to develop and sell the product

Module 2

Product, Execution and Sales

Week 4: Product development and effective planning
Making sure the product is going to be kick-ass, unique and something its customers want.

Week 5: Focus and Execution
How to stay on top of the game and push the startup to the next level? Be ready for the next crisis.

Week 6: Sales and Team Basics
Sales, marketing, and branding; Sales funnel: who and how to reach out

Module 3

Fundraising, Investors and Legal

Week 7: Your company and your investors
Robust company communication. Finances and metrics. How to choose potential investors and talk.

Week 8: Legal Basics
 Where to register the business. Understanding the basics of GDPR and IP, or how to avoid lawyers.

Aftercare

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…

You will still benefit from the support and program aftercare of the Startup Wise Guys community channels, expert mentors and maybe you will be ready to take the next step and  join one of our accelerator programs.

It would be a great match if you are

Ambitious, ready to put the work in and brimming with ideas to build your business. 

This pre accelerator program is designed for teams who meet one or more of the requirements listed below

  • You have a working draft of your MVP
  • Your startup has at least 2 co-founders or team members
  • You are building your market research knowledge 

Marvelous mentors

Meet the great minds behind it all. We have a network of over 200+ experienced mentors, industry experts and first rate founders who you will have the chance to learn and grow from.

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Diana Butina

Chief of Staff

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Karina Lapina

Sustainability Lead

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Razvan Suta

Regional Business Development Lead CEE

Uldis Žeidurs

Geek in Residence

Startup Wise Guys

Team

Team may vary from program to program, but we have an experienced team of experts running the programs.

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Ilze Timi Graubina

Pre-Revenue Program Manager

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Uldis Žeidurs

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A great Online pre-accelerator, we got to learn startup concepts from a global perspective delivered by a global team. I strongly recommend.

Kelechi Uchenna
CEO at Nigenius Technologies

We have gained valuable knowledge and a great network of both industry experts and other fantastic startups that we have met and are facing many of the same challenges that we have. 

Matsiko David Brian

With many acceleration programs being offered across the globe Startup Wise Guys online program is definitely on top of the chain with a well-articulated program that is worth your time and attention. 

Kleopas Johannes

As a first-time founder, you need to clarify the product-market fit. Startup Wise Guys provides a platform that guides early-stage founders with the right market penetration.

Shina Memud