The IE Venture Accelerator

A programme for startups taking them from concept to demonstrated traction with their first paying customers.

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Steps in the programme

Venture SWOT
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Timing and milestones
Task
Create performance dashboard
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Industry analysis (Mashauri data)
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Selection of beachhead market
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Develop value proposition canvas
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Develop business model canvas
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Develop business model canvas - supply side
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Refine overall business model canvas
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Customer journey mapping
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Develop validation strategy and validation boards
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Develop test landing page
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Testing, validation, pivoting iterations
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Develop strategy - where to compete
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Develop strategy - how to compete
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Define competitive position and sustainability model
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Develop pricing framework and COCA
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Financials 1: revenue forecast
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Financials 2: costs and assets
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Financials 3: cash, profits, sensitivities
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Develop funding strategy & investment pitch
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Mentor investment review
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Company valuation, cap table planning and ownership ("Cash or King")
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Develop your elevator pitch (and practice).
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Demo Day - presenting to investors
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Objectives

To test and refine (or pivot) the initial concept
• To move from concept to product-market fit as quickly as possible
• To capture a number of early adopters and penetrate the beach-head market
• To refine the business model to match customer and market requirements
• To develop credible financial forecasts
• To develop a company valuation range
• To assess risks and develop contingency plans
• To prepare for the funding process (documentation, presentation, contacts)
• To be ready for the next stages: efficiency and scaling
• To understand good hiring practices
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Designed for

Applicants to the IE Venture Day who were not selected to present on the day but would like to continue to develop their business idea and model and prepare themselves for an initial funding round. By invitation only.

Benefits

To have a tech-based venture that is proven and ready for growth
To have all the venture basics in place to apply for funding
To have a clear revenue model and proven value proposition
To have a clear business model
To have reached this point in a time-efficient manner

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