3.5-months of intensive workshops, coaching, knowledge and our network to help you find your co-founder and build the right team around the right venture. At the end, two of the best teams that have gained some traction with customers around a new idea, will receive an investment of 50.000 Euro. In return for the investment, our investors will take a minority share in the company.
We expect participants to work in our offices based in Rotterdam and be present full time for the duration of the program. The program kicks off on November 26th and finishes mid-March 2019.
Together with your peers learn how to work iteratively, learn how to talk to customers and learn how to test your ideas.
One week sprint with coaching sessions and progress reports. Create accountability and focus. Build relationships with mentors and and experience entrepreneurs with learned lessons to share in an intimate dinner environment.
Another one week sprint with coaching sessions and progress reports. Create accountability and focus. Build relationships with mentors and and experience entrepreneurs with learned lessons to share in an intimate dinner environment.
Consider who you will collaborate with. Pitch your idea, plans and progress for mentor evaluation and feedback.
Discuss personal learning and development goals. Form teams to fix challenges, seek hands-on advice and nominate questions around a topic.
Present your progress and learnings to the Rotterdam community.
Open Q & A sessions between founders and mentors. Founders and investors share best practices in an informal lunch setting.
Pitch your winning idea to investors!
After years of startup coaching, we know the right team is essential to the success of a company.
But finding a co-founder can be hard. Let us do the initial vetting for you. Venture Lab is highly competitive and we spend serious time screening applicants to put together the right cohort.
If newly formed teams gain traction, the road to early investment is already paved. Whereas startup teams usually spend months raising their first round, we commit two tickets of 50.000 Euro, each, at the start of the program.
Together we’ll lay the foundation for your journey as a founder. Before you become part of a great team, we train you to become a great founder.
Great teams form when the right people are put together. During the program, you get to work with multiple other founders to try new ideas and test whether you work well together.
Venture Lab is not only run by experienced entrepreneurs that provide their knowledge on how to start a company, but also includes coaching by a strictly curated group of experienced founders & alumni.
We have compressed our experience as founders into a concise book. The book will cover how to go from initial idea to getting your first customers. We help you apply popular concepts like Business Modelling and Lean Startup.Learn more about Signal to Evidence
In 2017 we ran the first Venture Lab program as a pilot. We felt a need existed for a founder friendly program in The Netherlands and launched our pilot in October 2017.Read the original announcement post