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1.Do I need to relocate for this program?
No, This program is flexible so that founders can attend the program while running their venture from anywhere in India or even outside India.
2.How does the selection process work?
We have a fairly structured three stage selection process.
a. Review application. Please provide as much details as possible for us to understand your background and idea.
b. we have a short telephone call with the founding team.
c. We make the conditional offer to the startup, they need to complete the registration formalities and sign up for the program.
3.Do I get opportunities to raise funding
Funding Unlocked program is meant for founders to go from idea to revenue. Our past cohort has pitched successfully for funding up to INR 2.5 Cr (USD 35k). Each cohort works with a dedicated set of mentors, experts and deal anchors. We expect all our cohort members to be able to raise their first round or be close to that stage.
4. Where do I find the schedule and details?
Once you're accepted into the program, your access to the Guild of Founders platform will be activated. It will have detailed schedule, deals, insights, lesson, office hours details, Digital tools , investor directory and much more.
5. How do I prepare?
Guild of Founders is a collaborative platform where we learn from each other. The cumulative wisdom of our participants and our coaches provides unparalleled insights. As a fellow participants, It will be worthwhile to make notes on your good and not so good experiences in from your startup journey that can help your fellow participants of your experiences general or otherwise, also do some research and gather background information will give you a better understanding of the problem your trying to solve.
6. How much is the program fees?
There is no fees for the program. Founders selected for the program would complete the playbook and activities assigned to them. There is one time registration of INR 5200 only.
7.What will I have to do to complete the program?
Over the course of the 8-10 weeks, founders are expected to do 5 things:
a. Complete the founder playbooks
b. Weekly Lecture content as they are posted
c. Attend SOAR Sessions which are with your group members
d. Submit weekly updates to track your progress
e. Complete the pitch review session with Pitch coach.
8.How much time do I need to dedicate for Venture Unlocked program?
Weekly 3-4 hours in addition to work on your startup.
9. I have already raised my first round of funding. Should I apply?
This program is suitable for founders who want to go from idea to launch. For founders who have already raised the first round and need help to move to subsequent stage and scale, should apply for our Guild Growth Trek program.
10. What happens post 10 weeks?
As a Guild of Founder members, You can leverage the network to prepare. Founders can continue to share and learn. One of the best things about Guild of Founders is collaboration, provided you are in it for the right reasons: to build communities and create startups. As alumni of Guild of Founders, you would also get a chance to attend demo day once completed. Connect with firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to get involved.