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Wadhwani Entrepreneur + Indian Angel Network

LiftOff Acceleration Program

A Launchpad for Tomorrow’s Startups

About the program

An exciting, action-packed, 14 weeks virtual acceleration program to support early-stage Startups to get investor ready and help them pitch to various funding sources to raise seed funds. The program will enable early-stage startups to improve their business strategy, organization, and performance to be successful in attracting seed capital. The program will help startups to:

  • Strengthen business and financial sustainability
  • Design processes for customer acquisition, growth, and scale
  • Build networks
  • Build a balanced team
  • Strengthen brand visibility and go-to-market strategy
  • Create a product roadmap
  • Compute the venture’s valuation and develop a funding plan
  • Pitch to funding agencies and raise seed capital

Critério de eleição

Early-stage startups fulfilling the below criteria can apply for the program:

Principais ofertas

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Interaction with IAN Team

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Weekly Sprints Interventions

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Pitch Practice Sessions

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CXO Mentor Clinics

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Consultants & Service Providers

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Final Pitch to IAN

Program Benefits

The program provides 360° support to the startups to increase their chances of funding success.

  • Startup Baselining and Goal Setting workshop to understand the gaps
  • Digital content & Solution Kits
  • Masterclasses, entrepreneur case studies, Fire-side chats
  • Access to domain experts & business mentors through Global Entrepreneur Community Platform
  • Business Model evaluation, financial planning & startup selection tools and templates
  • Live Mock Pitching Sessions
  • 1×1 with WF Consultants and IAN Team Members

Program Benefits

The program provides 360° support to the startups to increase their chances of funding success.

  • Startup Baselining and Goal Setting workshop to understand the gaps
  • Digital content & Solution Kits
  • Masterclasses, entrepreneur case studies, Fire-side chats
  • Access to domain experts & business mentors through Global Entrepreneur Community Platform
  • Business Model evaluation, financial planning & startup selection tools and templates
  • Live Mock Pitching Sessions
  • 1×1 with WF Consultants and IAN Team Members

Program Objectives

Support early stage Startups through a structured program by building a compelling Value Prop & offerings, sustainable & scalable Business Model, focusing/scaling Sales, Revenues, Customers & Team, building network, strengthening brand visibility, and taking the final lap to get ready to pitch to early-stage Investors/Funding programs.

Nossa Jornada

SPRINT 1
Business Vision

By the end of weeks 1–2, the participants will be able to:

  • Have a well-defined vision
  • Set goals
  • Define a roadmap
SPRINT 2
MVP/Product

By the end of weeks 3-4, the participants will be able to:

  • Defendable VPC
  • Compelling Value Statement
  • A clear roadmap for features
  • A clear rationale for the feature
SPRINT 3
Business Model and Plan

By the end of weeks 5-6, the participants will be able to:

  • Defendable LC
  • Top 3 - Risky assumptions Hypothesis Tested
  • 1-year/3-year projection business plan
  • Pricing Strategy tested with customers, validated through sales
  • Key metrics are on track
SPRINT 4
Customers

By the end of weeks 7-8, the participants will be able to:

  • Know your Top 2/3 Channels. Compelling Brand promise
  • Positioning Statement Web Page & social media
  • Defendable Customer Acquisition Funnel
SPRINT 5
Growth and Scale

By the end of weeks 9 - 10, the participants will be able to:

  • Productivity hacks
  • Process Maps
  • Operational excellence standards
  • Established KPIs
SPRINT 6
Team

By the end of weeks 11 - 12, the participants will be able to:

  • Culture statement
  • Reinforce your culture
  • Hiring Plan for Co-founders
  • Hiring plan for employees
  • Interview & Exit process
FINAL LAP
Funding

By the end of weeks 13 - 14, the participants will be able to:

  • Defendable valuation
  • Defendable funding ask
  • Logical methodology for Valuation
  • Impactful Pitch

Experts

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Mentors

Ranjith-Rao
Maruthi-Pathapati
Narayana-Swaroop
Satya-mahapatra
Shridhar_Lolla
Santosh-Kumar-G
Ravin-Dutt
harshpangi
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