Sustainability Pre-Revenue Program 

Perfect Launching Ground for Sustainability Startups Innovating for a Greener Future

Crafted for early-stage sustainability startups, our 8-week program offers a no-strings-attached, equity-free approach to nurturing your green vision. It focuses on empowering your team, ensuring all critical elements of your sustainable business are thoroughly validated, in place, and geared up for success.

We recognize the challenges in making a significant impact and gaining recognition in the sustainability sector. Our mission is to equip you with the essential skills and content necessary to grow your business, so you’re ready to join full-time accelerator programs or get your first round of funding.

Key benefits

Validate your idea

Confirm your business idea, find the big why and improve your pitch deck prep.
Get clear understanding where to get first traction and how to negotiate with your clients
What development practices to implement to build resilient stable and scalable technical solution

Mentoring

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

Meet the people

Access a community of +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 topics each week that are self-moderated, so it’s up to you how much time and effort you put into it.

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 you with next steps.

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

Eager, prepared to invest the effort, and full of innovative ideas for growing your business

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

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

Marvelous mentors

Meet the mentors that are guiding the way. Our extensive network includes more than 200 skilled mentors, seasoned industry professionals, and top-tier founders, offering you invaluable opportunities for learning and development.

Karina Lapina

Head of Startup Scouting

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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Karina Lapina

Sustainability Lead

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Uldis Žeidurs

Geek in Residence

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