Our selection process is broken down into three major stages that span over a period of six to twelve weeks. At each stage, we will work with you to make sure that value is derived by all involved. These stages typically involve some of the following activities - clarifying vision and values, developing strategy, devising product market fit strategies, building business plans and financial models.We recognize that different founders are at different stages of their startup lifecycle, we commit to adjust to your requirements and pace. We’re ready when you’re ready.
Articulate your idea, fill the form, read the agreement and if our goals align, we schedule a meeting.
We want to understand your vision and find a mutual fit between your idea of impact and our goals.
Let's meet (in-person/ online) a few times to understand your journey, business plan, challenges, deep dive into build3, create project work and tangible goals.
We want to understand you and the startup on factors of capability, compatibility with us, commitment and commercial viability.
Shake on the terms and create a validation budget with an action plan to start building your idea. Post validation, we get into some serious building!
We want to understand mutual fit related to values and team compatibility, as we work together on one or two key projects.
Build together hand in glove for the next 1-1.5 years to launch a sustainable and strong startup! We will nurture and become the true co-founding team - in it for life!Start Building!
A startup studio is a hybrid between different models of incubators, accelerators and VCs (venture capitalist). It is a collection of experienced founders and founding team members (of past startups big and small) who come together in order to raise startups from scratch and be deeply involved on an everyday basis, along with signing the cheque.
They can also be called many different things; Startup factory, Startup foundry, Company Builder, Venture Studio, Venture Builders etc. Many names but one aim - to work with early stage idea startups and help them reach escape velocity.
Read more about startup studio’s and the various models here.
Simply put, the main difference is that Incubators and Accelerators don’t co-found ventures, Startup Studios do.
It may seem as though incubators, accelerators and startup studios - all do the same thing, but they don’t. Accelerators help founding teams move their venture from the “initial traction stage” to the “series-A stage”. Accelerators typically only accept startups into their program if they have market traction and some form of the product built. Incubators on the other hand function much like accelerators but they’re more open to working with early-stage ventures without traction. Unlike accelerators, incubators don’t have cohorts and they don’t have a structured educational programming process for entrepreneurs to follow. Incubators work with founders to build their venture from “MVP stage” to “first round of funding stage”.
A startup studio will work side-by-side with the founders to bring the product to the market. Unlike Incubators and accelerators, they put their internal team to work along with the founders to build the organisations from scratch. Once the product has achieved market traction (typically after 6 months) the Studio members will begin to replace themselves on the team with outside hires. The original founding team remains with the startup through its scale-up and spin-out process.
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If you’re an idea stage founder, or have received some traction on your product/service and are looking for a cofounding team which can help you reach escape velocity, then startup studios are the right choice for you.
They not only provide you with a founding team to help support in marketing, finance, HR, payroll etc, but also help you with much-needed mentoring, resources, strategic guidance, and help with fundraising.
If you don’t need professional help, but need resources such as office space and product testing, an incubator may be the solution. If you don’t need deep expertise on how to build and just want timely guidance then accelerators should be your pick.