Get Growth and Funding Ready

Get Growth and Funding Ready

Want to achieve a definite growth path for your startup?

We run a 6-week (4 weeks + 2 weeks) hands-on program to enable your startup to achieve a definite growth plan by identifying your ideal customers and key market segments and get your startup ready for *funding.

Cohort-based program

A new way to solve challenges and scale your startup.

Learn & Apply

Our unique Learn + Apply model enables you what you need to know to implement a solution. Each session has an outcome. Founders & Leaders bring hands-on expertise to work with you.

Live Program

This is not a course. In this live program, we interact with you 1-1 to work with you and host group cohorts to leverage high-value to solve challenges and achieve outcomes.

Result Driven

We measure your success by program KPIs. Our program has many sessions and each session focuses on action to solve challenges and take your business to the next level.

Program Hosts

Draper Startup House and Foundership have come together to curate this outcome-focused micro-acceleration program for Founders by Founders with Zero Equity.

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About Draper Startup House - https://draperstartuphouse.com/

Draper Startup House is a global network of Hostels and coworking spaces focused on enabling, empowering, and inspiring entrepreneurs globally. Our locations all have co-working space, entrepreneurial-focused events, and workshops as well as Startup Educational courses running throughout the year. We also provide the opportunity for your startup or business to gain access to local capital and the 23 Global funds in the Draper Venture Network.

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Who should attend this program?

  • You are an early-stage founder.
  • You have an MVP or an early product with growth challenges.
  • You have customer discovery & acquisition issues and need direction on achieving the right customers with a good value proposition.
  • You can't say for sure about your product positioning, sales conversions and disruption you need to bring to the market.
  • You are looking to raise funding and need to layout growth strategy, product scale, and marketing channels.
  • Your growth has flattened.

Program Structure

Week 1:

Learn: Overview of GTM, Hypothesis framework and WHY

Activity - Following activities

Review & Do your Hypothesis.

Documenting your 'WHY'.

Documenting Founder-Product Fitness.

Do Problem-Solution Fit

Do Jobs-To-Be-Done

Do Value Proposition

Week 1.5:

Key Product Design Principles - Founder Talk + Audit/Tools for Self Assessment by Robin Dhanwani

Week 2:

Learn: Peer Review of PS FIT, JBTD, Value Proposition

Activity - Following activities

Do Ideal Customer Profile

Do Market Segmentation

Week 2.5:

Activity - Following activities

Program Mentor 1:1 Review of PS FIT, JBTD and Value Proposition

Product Management done right - Founder Talk + Audit/Tools for Self Assessment by Bimlesh Gundurao

Week 3:

Activity - Following activities

Peer Review of ICP and Market Segments

Do Buyer Persona, Value Matrix & Marketing Channels

Week 3.5:

Captivating Content - Founder Talk + Audit/Tools for Self Assessment by Sanjay Shenoy

Week 4:

Activity - Following activities

Peer Review of Buyer Persona, Value Matrix & Marketing Channels

Program Mentor 1:1 Review of Buyer Persona, Value Matrix & Marketing Channels

Prepare One-Page Pitch

Prepare/Update Pitch deck

Week 4.5:

Customer Success is USP - Founder Talk + Audit/Tools for Self Assessment by Santosh Panda

Get Funding Ready

Week 5:

Pitch Deck Review

Financial projections review

Pitching practice

Week 5.5:

Program Mentor 1:1 Review and Feedback

Activity -

Apply feedback changes and practice pitch

Week 6:

Pitch Deck Review

Financial projections review

Pitching practice

Investor Demo Day

Program Schedule

This is a virtual live program with 2 to 3 hours of activities every week with program mentors and peer founders. You will also have a Slack channel to submit works, track the progress and reach program mentors. This is an intense program and you need to commit 2-3 hours a week to this program.

Program Mentors

Founders & Leaders having expertise in their own startups are leading these programs.

Santosh Panda

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Entrepreneur. Optimist. Super fighter. Started up in 2007 to Launch India's First Event Ticketing & Management Platform.

Santosh is an entrepreneur with over two decades of experience. He built Explara.com - a profitable global business with a shoestring budget from bootstrapping to VC funding to $11m gross revenue to many challenges. He has extensive experience in software architecture, design, product development and system integration, both early-stage and FTSE 100 companies in the UK, USA, Finland, and India. He was involved in building products are BBC iPlayer, eBay UK, Cyclone Commerce, OnStation, William Hill Betting platform, Spoke Software and few startups. he has an undergraduate degree in Industrial & Production Engineering, Post-grad Diploma in Advanced Computing and MBA (from Alliance Manchester Business School).

Santosh is appreciaed in his network as a resourceful person, having an ownership mindset and trustworthiness.

Bimlesh Gundurao

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3x Entrepreneur - Engineer turned Entrepreneur with a passion for building products from India for the global market.

A SIBM, BITS Pilani & NIE Alumni with over 24 years in the Software Industry across Startups & Corporate, he led Aguai Solutions to a successful acquisition-hire exit to US Fintech Company, after a pivot from Pharmeazy.com - India's first connected healthcare, Connecting Pharmacies, Patients, Doctors and Pharma Distributors. In his 15 yrs of corporate journey across Allscripts, Misys, Satyam & GA, he built teams 0-350 and led large Product Development & Product Management teams worldwide. He also led a pathbreaking Engineering Turnaround with 140 engineers across the world bringing agile practices in 2006 and delivering a release plagued by huge delays.

Bimlesh is an avid learner, experimenter, networker, cricket & movie buff. He has coached over 30+ startups through PITCHCAMP and is an active mentor at Numa Accelerator & BITS Pilani.

Founder & Leader Mentors

We will also bring some of the bring founder/leader mentors to join and share.

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Join Now📈

This program is managed by Draper Startup House.

Apply for June: Closed

Apply for July 2021: Open. Last Date: 28th June

What Startups say?

Startups we have helped

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FAQs

What is Foundership Accelerator?

Strategy is great, but Execution is the real engine for Startup Growth.

Foundership Accelerator is an execution-focused seed-stage/growth-stage startup accelerator for companies. We take a hands-on approach to execution across product development, customer discovery, marketing, and finally sales.

What is a Cohort-based Program?

  • You get dedicated time to work with founders every week as per the program. This is the LIVE group cohort.
  • Max 10 founders/leaders can be in a Program.
  • You work with peer founders/leaders in the cohort and founder mentors to execute an implementation plan.
  • You solve your problem/challenges/bottlenecks and create a growth momentum.
  • We use action-oriented frameworks that reduce time to implement and accelerates your goals.

What is not a cohort-based Program?

  • This is not a course. This is a coaching + live program.
  • These are not recorded videos.
  • It is not an exclusive 'For you' program. This is a cohort-based around a problem statement to solve and outcome focussed.
  • This is not DIMF (Do it for me). We will coach you, guide you and show you how to do.
  • It is not an advisory activity.

What is Draper Startup House?

Draper Startup House is a global network of Hostels and coworking spaces focused on enabling, empowering, and inspiring entrepreneurs globally. Our locations all have co-working space, entrepreneurial-focused events, and workshops as well as Startup Educational courses running throughout the year. We also provide the opportunity for your startup or business to gain access to local capital and the 23 Global funds in the Draper Venture Network.

Where are Draper Startup House Locations?

We currently have locations in Singapore, Bali (Indonesia), Yangon (Myanmsuar), Austin (USA), Tallinn (Estonia), Lisbon (Portugal), 1 in Bangalore (India), Manila (Philippines), Da Nang ( Vietnam), Buenos Aires (Argentina). With more locations coming soon!

What is your selection criteria for the cohorts?

  • You are a Solo Founder, Bootstrappers, Early revenue startups, Funded startups looking to scale.
  • You have started up already.
  • You are very time bound and accountable to your goals you want to achieve through your strategies.

Do you invest?

We do not invest capital directly currently. Draper Startup House Syndicate is helping all cohort startups connect with a global network of investors built under Tim Draper's network which also consists of Draper Venture Network and Draper Associates. If the syndicate wishes to invest in any of the cohort startups, it will be handled by Draper Team.

Do you work with founders from any country?

100% yes. Our founding mentors have been supporting startups from various countries.

What happens after this program? Do we still get benefit?

Once you are part of the community, you always will be and we will make sure we will help you in every step of your journey through us. You can ask us anything from pro-bono office hour, launch your product within our community, need connections within the ecosystem regarding partners, hiring, and mentors.

Once we engage with you, you can join our 12-month long acceleration program too. Check it out here - https://foundershiphq.com/12-month

Does Draper Startup House Ventures focus on any industry or geography?

No, DSH Ventures is global and sector-agnostic. However, the majority of our applicants are tech-related primarily associating with the internet and technology, fintech, healthcare, education, logistics and transportation, agricultural, and lifestyle/leisure tech. Again, these companies are not targeted but are simply representative of the current sample pool, where 38% lean heavily on IT and fintech.

Does Draper Startup House Ventures focus on any fundraising stage?

DSHV does not target any particular raise/stage, since the point of the global syndicate is to connect entrepreneurs to capital during every point of funding. This is why our partner's range; however, 70% of our applicant pool leans towards Pre-Series A and Seed rounds amounting from $100,000 to $1MM, but this is not targeted.

What are some prominent investors that Draper Startup House Ventures have on-boarded?

Startups that join our platform are able to access funding from the 24 funds of the Draper Venture Network (DVN). We work with the likes of 3one4 Capital, 50K Ventures, Inflexor, Inventus Capital, Special Invest, Axilor Ventures, Artha Ventures, and 50 other Venture Partners in India and 100 more across the world.

Join Now📈

This program is managed by Draper Startup House.

Apply for June: Closed

Apply for July 2021: Open. Last Date: 28th June