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Twisted Circle

seaside startup retreat

Upskill, Collaborate, and Energize in Goa

a transformative 8-day launchpad for founders & creators in Goa

what is seaside startup retreat?

embark on a transformative 8-day journey in Goa, where 15 founders and creators collaborate in an immersive blend of workshops, strategic discussions, and community. wake up to brainstorming sessions by the beach, engage in interactive masterclasses, and energize with community events.

 

this retreat is more than business; it's about forging lasting connections in a vibrant setting. join us for a unique experience that combines skill-building, inspiration, and relaxation, promising to energize and elevate your entrepreneurial journey.

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8 day itinerary

here's what's in store for you

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Day 1 - Induction Day 

  1. Light activities to get members to open up and get to know each other better. 

  2. Participants share their active/upcoming projects and goals for the week

  3. Brief mindfulness workshop and setting intentions for the week

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Day 3 - Exploring impact and innovation

  1. Define Impact - ESG & SDGs, BCorp

  2. Show and tell

  3. How to build an amazing company

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Day 5 - Product Design and development

  1. Innovating a Product and understanding the basics of Product Building

  2. Founders Circle

  3. Stagecraft for Entrepreneurs - Learn to use theatre as a medium to develop interpersonal and business skills

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Day 7 - Marketing and GTM

  1. Distribution Channels & GTM

  2. Identifying and optimizing distribution channels for products.

  3. Rock climbing/trek    

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Day 2 - Focus on personal development

  1. What is Ikigai and how to find your ikigai

  2. Networking session designed to help everyone know each other better

  3. Basics of Yoga and meditation. The idea is to provide an intro and tools that they can carry on with them. 

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Day 4 - Idea discovery

  1. Idea Generation

  2. Project Pitch Session – Sharing Ideas and Getting Feedback

  3. The Sharing Circle

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Day 6 - Assembling your founding team

  1. How to find the right cofounderAssemble A team

  2. Market Research

  3. Board game night

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Day 8 - Closing and moving forward

  1. Fundraising: An expert provides tips and strategies for successful fundraising.

  2. Final Sharing Circle and Establishing Accountability Partners Taking Learnings Forward and Implementing Change    

how to apply

join the exclusive ranks as one of the chosen 15 out of thousands of founders and creators. our rigorous selection process ensures a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative environment for the best in the entrepreneurial world.

request an Invite

the program is invite-only as the members of the community will define the quality of the experience. 

15 minute call

once we receive your submission, we will schedule a 15-minute call so we can get to know each other better. nothing beats a good old conversation.

fill out the form

this is your opportunity to tell us about yourself, what you're building, and help us understand how we can help you on your startup journey. 

final confirmation

we will let you know our decision within 24 hours. after that, all that's left is to complete your booking and pack your bags!

join our upcoming batches

seaside startup

retreat

24th March to 1st April'24

INR 25,000

(Exclusive of all taxes)

  • gain exclusive entry to skill-building workshops.

  • immerse yourself in curated, collaborative events.

  • savor the luxury of healthy vegetarian meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • cultivate meaningful connections with like-minded founders and creators.

  • meticulously crafted, enhanced wellness experiences.

  • dorm room accommodation **

*we have only 15 slots available on a first come first serve basis

**in case you want a private room, please connect with us

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still have questions?

01.

What is Seaside Startup Retreat?

Seaside Startup Retreat is an 8 day program where 15 early stage founders come together to learn the fundamentals of building a startup, while bonding with like-minded individuals over fun, collaborative activities. The outcome is an upgraded entrepreneurial toolkit, enhanced well-being, and a community of founders who have your back.

03.

What topics will be covered in the program?

Each day of the program focuses on a different theme ranging from “exploring Impact and Innovation” to “Product development and design”, and “marketing and go-to-market strategies”. For a full breakdown of the program schedule, click here.
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04.

Where will the program take place?

Seaside Startup Retreat is a residential program held in Candolim, Goa. While the workshops and sessions take place at the Blue Villa situated by the beach, you will be staying in dormitory accommodation at our coliving space a stone’s throw away. In case you require a private room, please reach out to us and we will do our best to accommodate you(do note: this would reflect in the program cost).

06.

What is the cost of the program? What does it include?

The cost of the program is Rs 25,000 + 18% GST. This covers workshops, events and programs, dormitory accommodation, and all 3 meals(healthy, home-cooked, vegetarian meals) for all 8 days of the program. 
Details on pricing and what the fee covers, such as accommodation, meals, materials.

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What should participants bring with them?

We would recommend packing for beachy weather, which can get a bit warm and humid. Items like shorts, sandals, sunscreen, sunglasses are essential. Also do carry any personal care products and medication as required. Beyond that, an open mind and warm smile will take you a long way while you’re participating in the program. :)
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11.

How many participants will be in the program?

Each cohort will have a maximum of 15 participants to ensure opportunities to create deeper bonds with each other. 

02.

Who should apply for this program?

You should apply for this program if one or more of the following apply to you:

  • You are in the early stages of building a company

  • You have an idea that you want to start working on but unsure how to get started

  • You want to build a startup but are taking your time narrowing down on the idea and problem to solve.  

  • You’ve been building on your own and are now ready to meet others in the same boat(some of whom might be future collaborators, co-founders, and partners)

  • You are looking to build a business incorporating mindfulness, your Ikigai, UN SDGs and well being as your guiding principles. 

05.

How long is the program, and what are the dates?

The program is 8 days long and begins on Sunday, 3rd March with the last day being Sunday, 10th March.

07.

How can I apply, and what is the application deadline?

The application deadline is 15th February. You can begin the application process by clicking here to request an invite. Once we’ve received your request, we will take 24 hours to evaluate whether it is a good fit, post which we will invite you on to a 15 minute call where we get to know you and how we can help you better. Once we’re done with the call, we will inform you if it’s a good fit within 24 hours post which we will request payment of the fee. Once done, it’s time to pack your bags and come to Goa!

09.

How does this program benefit my startup journey?

With this program, you will learn the fundamentals of building and launching your startup, while incorporating aspects of mindfulness, and well being into your entrepreneurial journey. You will also be learning beside other entrepreneurs like yourself who will form your support system as you go out and begin building your business. 

10.

Is there any follow-up support after the program?

During the program, you will be added to the build3 online community on Circle where you can interact with impact founders from across the country who have engaged with build3 at some point in their journey. You can reach out to this community to exchange resources, experiences, ideas, have topical discussions, and stay updated on events happening in the build3 ecosystem. Detail the range of topics, from business fundamentals to well-being and creativity.

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