WISE GUYS PRE-ACCELERATOR

Make your startup into an investable business in 8 weeks
with our equity-free pre-accelerator program

The perfect training ground for early-stage startup founders

This equity-free no strings attached program is run by us – one of Europe’s most experienced and successful startup accelerators. It has been designed specifically for early-stage startup founders. Our 8-week program will ensure that you have all the key components of your business and idea in order so that you can successfully apply for full-time accelerator programs or first-round investment. It is also one step closer to receiving investment from the Startup Wise Guys fund.

We are looking for:

  • Founder teams of at least two people;
  • A draft version of your MVP;
  • Market research.

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Upcoming programs

SaaS & Cyber

Currently running

Fintech

Starting March 28

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Pre-accelerator batches

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teams have graduated

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teams invited to Selection Bootcamp's

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teams went through full time accelerator programs and received investment from SWG

Who is this program for?

This program is perfect for early-stage B2B startup founders representing one of the following verticals:
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Software as a Service

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Fintech

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Cyber

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Sustainability

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Extended Reality

What to Expect

Pre-recorded online content

with additional materials to help your team progress

Live online sessions

with the coaches on a particular subject

Mentoring sessions

one-on-one with our Startup Wise Guys mentors

Weekly challenges

to help you accelerate and have the foundations for a full-time program

Peer-to-peer sessions

with participants for knowledge sharing and product development

Pre-Accelerator program outline

Pre-Accelerator start

Week 1: Welcome

The welcome is all about making sure you know what to expect and are ready to rock! You will get access to our Learning Platform, program Slack Workspace, and Google Calendar.

Week 2: Purpose

What is your purpose? What is your mission, vision, and culture? Understanding why you do what you do will make things easier as you move through your startup journey.

Week 3: Pitching and Product

It is all about pitching your product! But what exactly is your product? Understand why being clear about the problem is the first step to solving (and selling) your product.

Week 4: Product and Planning

This week is focused on your product and making sure it is going to be kick-ass, and that is unique and something your customers want.

Week 5: Staying Strong

How can you stay on top of your game to push your startup to the next level? What can you do to be ready for the next crisis?

Week 6: Sales and Team basics

A crash course in sales, marketing, and branding. Get ready to think about your sales funnel, and not only who you reach out to, but how you reach out to them.

Week 7: Your company and your Investors

This week we focus on robust communication. And then it is time to pivot and look at finances and metrics! Getting this right will ensure you can easily talk to potential collaborators and investors.

Week 8: Legal Basics

Want to know where to register your business, understand some of the basics of GDPR, or how to avoid lawyers – this is the week for you!

Pre-Accelerator finish

Mentors

Alex Grechanowski

Founder of Marketing Sutra

Alex Balderstone

Co-founder and CEO of Kaiku

Rudradeb Mitra

CEO and Founder Omdena

Johanna-Mai Riismaa

CEO of Zelos

Patrick Collins

CEO of Prospect Labs

Stoyan Yankov

Productivity coach, PERFORM methodology

Marina Shutova

Onboarding Specialist at Katana Smart Manufacturing Software

Farokh Shahabi Nezhad

Co-founder & CEO at Formaloo

Yuriy Romanyukha

ICLUB – Regional Director

Vitaliy Yanko

Partner at Insta Ventures

Ibrahim Bashir

Founder and CEO of Dillali

What do graduates say

Bring your startup to the next level

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