If you are the founder of a startup that has successfully completed a PoC (proof-of-concept) or better still, have started generating some revenue, chances are that you are bootstrapped and are looking for growth capital to scale up your company.

In this interactive workshop, you will get a better understanding of how ‘fundable’ is your business, what investors look for, what are the different kinds of funding, which funding model might work better for you, how to deliver an impactful pitch, things to keep in mind when evaluating term sheets, and more!

 

Who should join

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs with a well-researched idea 
  • Founders who have successfully completed PoC/pilot
  • Entrepreneurs whose businesses are generating revenues
  • Startups that are looking to raise seed-stage funding

 

Pre-workshop assignment (optional)

This workshop is designed to be as much practical and hands-on as possible, wherein you learn by doing. To ensure that you have something to work on, there is an easy-to-perform optional assignment set by the expert prior to the workshop.

It is presumed that each one of you has at least a business idea to begin with. You would be required to describe your idea or existing business in 100 words. It should state the problem you are solving, the solution, the unique value proposition, the customer segment, and the cost structure. 

This exercise will help you get more clarity about your business and using the same as the base, the expert will be explaining how one can make your proposition more powerful to the investors in the workshop.

This assignment should not take more than 1-2 hours of your time and can be done anytime before the workshop. 

 

During the workshop


Understanding the fundamentals

The expert will start the workshop by talking about various fund-raising aspects such as:

  • How ‘fundable’ is your business
  • What do investors look for
  • Different kinds of funding
  • Which funding model might work better for you
  • How to deliver an impactful elevator pitch
  • Things to keep in mind when evaluating term sheets
  • Evaluating the Investor


Emphasis will be given on the following key aspects of the pitch:

  • Problem you are solving
  • Your Solution
  • Key differentiators, USPs and Value Proposition
  • Total Addressable Market (potential/size of the market)
  • Revenue / Business model
  • Validation, PoC, Traction (if any)
  • Financial projections & Fund allocation
  • Founding Team, Advisory Board, and background story


The expert will be referring to a few assignments that you create before the workshop and will be sharing insights on how the same can be improved. Feel free to ask any query that pops up in your head during the workshop. Experts will be happy to clear each query. 

 

Beyond the workshop

Your fundraising journey doesn't end with this workshop - in fact, it is just the start. By signing up for this workshop, you will get access to a selected group of entrepreneurs, who take an active interest in improving their pitching and hustling skills (just like yourself). You are encouraged to network amongst yourselves and reach out to each other after the workshop - to clarify doubts, seek references or help, or to bounce off more new ideas and get trusted feedback!

 

So, get going and sign up today! Reach out to us if you have any queries. We would love to help :)


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What if I have a problem with my internet connection during the workshop?

You are required to have a decent internet connection to attend the workshop. However, if it happens that you face an internet issue, and are able to rejoin within 5-10 minutes, we would ensure that anything missed is repeated in brief/ extra time is given (if you are in the middle of a workshop activity). However, if the delay is beyond 10 minutes, you will have to catch up with the co-learners yourself.

 

Can I have a word with the experts individually during the workshop?

Experts will be given sufficient time to each learner during the workshop. You can ask any question that pops up in your head, and the expert will answer the same.

 

What if I need more hours to understand a skill, compared to other co-learners?

The live workshops are prepared in the manner that is understandable by anyone in the given time-frame. We make sure that each workshop covers a very specific skill-set comprehensively so that no one falls behind. Regardless, if you feel that you would need more practice with the specific skill-set or need individual attention, you can send us a message at contact@timespade.com.

 

What if I have an issue with one of my co-learners?

We conduct a detailed orientation with each and every learner before the live workshop takes place, where we make the learners aware of all the features of the platform and the rules to attend the workshop.

 

How important is the assignment(s), given before the workshop?

The assignment(s) given before the workshop is a MUST and will be used in many activities which will happen during the workshop. Without completing the assignment, you would not be able to make the most of the workshop.

 

What if I am not satisfied with the workshop? Can I get a refund?

We curate each and every expert on our platform. These experts commit significant time and resources in preparing for and taking the workshop, so as to ensure that they are interactive and easily understandable by every learner. In consideration of the same, we have a no-refund policy. However, if the workshop fails to take place due to unforeseen circumstances or the expert objectively fails in his duty to deliver, we issue a full refund to every learner.

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