WISE GUYS PRE-ACCELERATOR

Make your startup into an investable business in 8 weeks

The perfect training ground for early-stage startup founders

Wise Guys Pre-accelerator 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. Make sure you have:

  • at least two people team
  • a draft version of MVP
  • market research.

You will receive professional feedback on your MVP and business plan that’ll help you boost your sales and/or product launch. You will work with our pitch coaches to polish your deck and delivery, and after this, you will be ready to apply for an equity-based acceleration program.
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Pre-accelerator batches

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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
The Startup Wise Guys Pre-accelerator program is meant for early-stage startup founders, who have a great idea, and the drive and ambition to take their startup full time. For the founders who are ready to sweat and fight for global success.
And remember, you get out of the program what you put in. Startup Wise Guys will give you the information and tools to help you start accelerating your idea into a viable startup. But it is up to you to do the work, apply the lessons and build your business, listen to feedback, and pivot if necessary.
This is your opportunity to go big or home! Can you make your team into a real startup, ready to be accelerated and invested in?

Coaches

Marta Madara Dundure

Pre-accelerator Manager

Cristobal Alonso

El Patron, Global CEO at Startup Wise Guys

Culture and Values (PERFORM), Pitch training and Fundraising

Karina Lapina

Head of Scouting at Startup Wise Guys

Problem definition, Product differentiation, and Pitching

Farid Singh

Wise Guys Cyber Program Director

Product-market fit, Experimentation, and Building purposeful companies

Patrick Collins

CEO of Prospect Labs

Lead generation software and automation, Sales Software, and Onboarding / Customer Service

Stoyan Yankov

Productivity coach

Productivity and performance, Team and culture, Mindset and personal development (PERFORM)

Zane Bojare

Head of Marketing at Startup Wise Guys

General Marketing advice, Pitching and public speaking, Company culture and values

Anni Saar

Legal Officer at Startup Wise Guys

Investment agreements, IP, and GDPR

Andrea Orlando

Managing Partner at Startup Wise Guys – Italy

Fundraising and investment

Uldis Zeidurs

Geek in Residence at Startup Wise Guys

IT, Business analysis and Team management

Alexandra Balkova

Head of Portfolio at Startup Wise Guys

KPI’s and Goal setting

Dag Ainsoo

CFO and General Partner at Startup Wise Guys

Fundraising, Building strategy and financials

Reach out

When scouting for our accelerator program for startups, we go through hundreds of pitch decks and startup profiles, and we see that many founders lack many of the basics. So, we are here to help you get those basics right!

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