The RAISE Accelerator is a 6 month intensive programme. For the first 6 weeks, startups will be deconstructed and built up again by a team of entrepreneurs and investors who have done this all before and continue to build new companies.
What you get?
During the first 6 weeks, you will be participating in the following
- Starting a Startup
- Startup Stages & Risks
- Business Planning
- Sales & Marketing
- Product & the MVP Myth
- Scale or Fail
- The Business of Venture Capital
- Surviving the Investment Jungle
- Survival Skills for Term Sheet Virgins
These sessions, running twice a week, will prepare you for running your business operations – beyond the writing of a business plan – but making you smarter and more adaptable. Your “Operations Plan” will help your business grow and grow lean. Each session will set significant challenges for the startups.These sessions will be led by David Kirk with assistance from the RAISE staff.
Your startup will be provided with desks, WiFi, light, heat, administrative support, meeting rooms, projectors, IT support, and unlimited access to RAISE events. You will have the opportunity to practice your pitching skills with your mentors and peers. You will form bonds with your fellow startups on the programme; sharing skill and experiences.
You will have the opportunity to meet, network with and befriend some of the regions most prolific investors, each with a verified track record in startup investment. And access an extended network of investment options.
RAISE takes your health seriously and will provide introduction to mental health services.
In addition, RAISE will provide vetted introductions to organisations and service providers to help the startup get the very best footing.
What we get?
The RAISE accelerator takes a non-negotiable 6% stake in every startup coming through our doors.
This 6% stake ties our success to your success. If you thrive and vastly increase your valuation, then we win too. If you don’t thrive, we lose out. We will be diluted when you are.
Startups are our business. Your success is our business. We will base our business decisions on what is best for your startup and your investor relations. We will never be a blocker to an investor for you.