Growth Stage Accelerator

Born in the original epicenter of innovation, Silicon Valley
Knowhow and experience from 4 companies, 4 exits

Introduction

Next Available Program

Starting Nov 25 in Saigon

For more locations, see the Program Schedule on the SF Accelerator website.
The SF Accelerator is a World Innovations Forum organization.


Program Timeline

PART I
ACCELERATOR BOOT CAMP WEEK

Intense one week physical workshops

Mon – Fri in one of the three Accelerator locations
In-Depth walkthrough from early growth to going international

Mon * Welcome to the Silicon Valley Mindset & Culture
* Innovative Thinking & Modeling, using innovation canvases
* How we can think the impossible and make it a reality
Tue * Disruptive Business Model Development
* Changing markets – a methodical approach
Wed * Long Term Vision Development
* Innovation-To-Market strategy
* Traction Development
Thu * Growth Hacking
* Scaling your business
* Going International & Global
Fri * Top team and board assembly
* Financing and going fundraising,
* Collaboration for the next 12 weeks

Going home to execute and continue the following 12 weeks online

Logistics

Requirement Online Travel Duration Certificate Fees apply Register

Concept

This is NOT a school, you are NOT in a training. This program is a high speed, real time, total energy consuming experience with your real business and entire team. You experience what “sense of urgency’ really means. You get from startup to scaleup, In twelve weeks. We bring you during the program into the market, grow your brand, attract top talents, top customers, and investors. All in 12 weeks.

You and your team have to work FULL TIME on the program. You have to have a minimum viable product that can be introduced to customers.

Who is it for

Entrepreneurs who have a very bold vision and past the idea stage. Now you want to set the foundation for a global business. You are looking for massive traction, conquering a large target market and seek the necessary funding.

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Your company is registered, yet less than 8 years old
  • You have a bold vision and planning to address a large, international market
  • You have a stellar founders team of min. 2 people owning more or less equal equity in the company
  • All founders are full time involved and have no other business on the side
  • You have a diverse founders composition (Business, marketing, technology)
  • You have an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) or prototype.
  • Your website is in English or has an English version in addition to a local language version
  • You are ready to gain traction in the market (You are at growth stage)
  • You are keen on raising the necessary capital for major growth

1) Program locations
The accelerator program is available in three continents: San Francisco, CA for the Americas, Zürich, Switzerland for EMEA and Saigon, Vietnam for Asia. All programs are exclusively in English. The first week is a local bootcamp and the following weeks are performed locally at the companies location with weekly online sessions.

2) English Language
The whole program is in English. Attendees will listen, having dialogs and present in English. We do not provide any local language versions as all attendees will need to communicate globally in English during the program.

3) Participation Mandatory
Participating in each online session and working on the project work between the sessions is mandatory for completing the program and receiving a certificate.

4) Required Tools
For the project work, attendees need high speed internet, PowerPoint and Excel. Project work may need to be presented. Other tools include LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

5) Instructors
Instructors are experienced entrepreneurs or authorized instructors trained by experienced entrepreneurs.

6) Certificates
At the end of the program is a test. Attendees who successfully completed the test will receive a certificate of participation.

Fees

1) General fees
$ 7,500 per team up to 4 people

2) WIForum Stipends
Up to 99% discount depending on the location of the Startup HQ
$ 0 – waving all fees for teams from Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia
$100, for teams from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
$2,500, for teams from China, India, Singapore, South Korea
$750 for all other South East Asian teams

PART II
YOUR TOP COMPANY IN 12 WEEKS

1) MINDSET, CULTURE & LEADERSHIP

Session 1
Week 1, 09:00 AM CET (GMT+1) | 05:00 PM ICT (GMT+7)
– Team and program introduction (60 min)
– Mindset, Culture & Leadership (60 min)
– Q+A (15 min)
– Preparation for the coming week (15 Minutes)
– Presenting the result and working with others in the
private Facebook group

2) INNOVATIVE THINKING & MODELING

Session 2
Week 2, 09:00 AM CET (GMT+1) | 05:00 PM ICT (GMT+7)
– Presentations and review 3 teams (30 min)
– Innovative Thinking and execution (60 min)
– Q+A (15 min)
– Preparation for the coming week (15 Minutes)
– Working on Innovative Thinking together with the team
Implementation in the organization and execution
– Presenting the result and working with others in the
private Facebook group

3) LONG TERM VISION DEVELOPMENT

Session 3
Week 3, 09:00 AM CET (GMT+1) | 05:00 PM ICT (GMT+7)
– Presentations and review 3 teams (30 min)
– Vision development (60 min)
– Q+A (15 min)
– Preparation for the coming week (15 Minutes)
– Working on your Long Term Vision with the team
Implementation in the organization and execution
– Presenting the result and working with others in the
private Facebook group

4) DISRUPTIVE BUSINESS MODELS

Session 4
Week 4, 09:00 AM CET (GMT+1) | 05:00 PM ICT (GMT+7)
– Presentations and review 3 teams (30 min)
– Disruptive Business Models (60 min)
– Q+A (15 min)
– Preparation for the coming week (15 Minutes)
– Working on your disruptive business model together with the team
Implementation in the organization and execution
– Presenting the result and working with others in the
private Facebook group

5) INNOVATION-TO-MARKET STRATEGY

Session 5
Week 5, 09:00 AM CET (GMT+1) | 05:00 PM ICT (GMT+7)
– Presentations and review 3 teams (30 min)
– Innovation-to-market strategy (60 min)
– Q+A (15 min)
– Preparation for the coming week (15 Minutes)
– Working on the Innovation-To-Market strategy together with the team
Implementation in the organization and execution
– Presenting the result and working with others in the
private Facebook group

6) TRACTION

Session 6
Week 6, 09:00 AM CET (GMT+1) | 05:00 PM ICT (GMT+7)
– Presentations and review 3 teams (30 min)
– Traction Development getting to 1% growth per day (60 min)
– Q+A (15 min)
– Preparation for the coming week (15 Minutes)
– Working on the topic together with the team
Implementation in the organization and execution
– Presenting the result and working with others in the
private Facebook group

7) GROWTH HACKING I

Session 7
Week 8, 09:00 AM CET (GMT+1) | 05:00 PM ICT (GMT+7)
– Presentations and review 3 teams (60 min)
– Growth hacking & execution 1 (60 min)
– Q+A (15 min)
– Preparation for the coming week (15 Minutes)
– Working on the topic together with the team
Implementation in the organization and execution
– Presenting the result and working with others in the
private Facebook group

8) GROWTH HACKING II

Session 8
Week 10, 09:00 AM CET (GMT+1) | 05:00 PM ICT (GMT+7)
– Presentations and review 3 teams (30 min)
– Growth hacking & execution 2 (60 min)
– Q+A (15 min)
– Preparation for the coming week (15 Minutes)
– Working on the topic together with the team
Implementation in the organization and execution
– Presenting the result and working with others in the
private Facebook group

9) GOING INTERNATIONAL & BRANDING

Session 9
Week 11, 09:00 AM CET (GMT+1) | 05:00 PM ICT (GMT+7)
– Presentations and review 3 teams (30 min)
– Going global, branding, export economy (60 min)
– Q+A (15 min)
– Preparation for the coming week (15 Minutes)
– Working on the topic together with the team
Implementation in the organization and execution
– Presenting the result and working with others in the
private Facebook group

10) FUNDRAISING

Session 10
Week 12, 09:00 AM CET (GMT+1) | 05:00 PM ICT (GMT+7)
– Presentations and review 3 teams (30 min)
– Fundraising strategy (60 min)
– Q+A (15 min)
– Preparation for the coming week (15 Minutes)
– Working on capitalization from seed to IPO
Implementation in the organization and execution
– Presenting the result and working with others in the
private Facebook group

11) PREPARATION FOR DEMO DAY

Session 11
Week 13, 09:00 AM CET (GMT+1) | 05:00 PM ICT (GMT+7)
– Presentations and review multiple teams (90 min)
– Demo Day Preparation (30 Minutes)

12) DEMO DAY

Demo Day Video Conference Date TBD, 09:00 AM CET (GMT+1) | 05:00 PM ICT (GMT+7)
– Teams pitch online and in some countries locally to investors (90 min)
– Graduation speech by Society3 team members (20 min)
– Future collaboration as alumni and growth programs

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