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seaside startup retreat goa

go from idea to execution, faster!

15 startup enthusiasts. 1 beach villa. 8 days of learning and fun

why did we create this retreat? 

new founders face similar problems at the beginning of their journey. does this sound familiar?

"am i building something that customers will pay money for?"
"how do i get my first customers?"

"how do i hire a team when i don't have money myself?"
"how do i find a co-founder?"
"will my startup survive?"

the list goes on.

we have worked with hundreds of startups over the past 4 years and it pains us to see mistakes that could be avoided being repeated again and again and again.

thats why we created this retreat.

for startup enthusiasts to learn from founders who have built startups successfully  before, 
saving them time, energy and money.

while forming a community of startup enthusiasts who have each other's back.


building a startup is hard for the best of us. we hope to make it easier for you :)

who is this for?

  • first-time founders confused about executing their startup idea.

  • founders looking for a community to support them while they build their idea.

  • startup enthusiasts looking to network with founders and learn startup fundamentals.

  • people who want to enter founder's office roles.

all the love we get from our community

your mentors :)

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varun is the co-founder of 91springboard, one of the biggest coworking communities in India. he conceptualized 91springboard in 2013, a time when the term ‘coworking’ was alien to India. varun is a seasoned builder of new ideas and has founded multiple startups in the fields of real estate, data and finance. 

varun chawla, co-founder of 91springboard and build3

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. how to decide on a startup idea?


day 3 - exploring impact and innovation

  1. building an MVP with no-code tools.

  2. product show and tell

  3. how to build an amazing company


Day 5 - product Design and development

  1. innovating a product and understanding the basics of product building

  2. building an amazing company

  3. stagecraft for entrepreneurs - learn to use theatre as a medium to develop interpersonal and business skills


Day 7 - marketing and GTM

  1. distribution channels & GTM

  2. identifying and optimizing distribution channels for products.

  3. rock climbing/trek    


day 2 - focus on personal development

  1. what is Ikigai and how to find your ikigai

  2. how to conduct market research?

  3. basics of yoga and meditation. the idea is to provide an intro and tools that they can carry on with them. 


Day 4 - idea discovery

  1. art workshop

  2. project pitch session – sharing ideas and getting feedback

  3. the sharing circle


Day 6 - assembling your founding team

  1. how to find the right cofounder, assemble A team

  2. market Research

  3. board game night


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

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


23rd april - 30th april

INR 25,000 (save 20%)

(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


still have questions?


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.


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.


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).


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. 


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. :)


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. 


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 are a startup enthusiast and want to apply for founder office roles.  

  • 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. 


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

The program is 8 days long. The dates are mentioned above.


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

The application deadline is mentioned above. 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!


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. 


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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