key benefits

How did the participants benefit?

Maximized
start-up success

Quality advice, guidance and tools that maximized the probability of participants' start-up success.

Total flexibility
& high productivity

24/7 availability, in line with their schedule - enabling them to be truly flexible and productive.

Minimized
start-up risks

Clear idea about what lies ahead - before they invested substantial time, money or quit their job.

Mental support
& strength

Starting a business alone is very difficult. They did not have to do it alone and without any support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who was the pilot programme for?

We looked for people who were at the very beginning of their entrepreneurial journey, were serious about starting their own business, but still needed some time and support to  formulate and kick-start their businesses.

The pilot was presented to them as a valuable tool if they had a full-time job and/or other duties (e.g. small children) which made it difficult for them to access the start-up ecosystem which caters mainly to (young) people who have much more flexibility and free time. 

Participants from a smaller or middle-sized town, where options of getting quality start-up support compatible with other duties are limited or simply not available, could have also benefited from the pilot.

Who was the pilot programme NOT for?

Generally speaking the pilot was not the best tool for participants who were:
  • later stage entrepreneur who already has a business concept, prototype, team etc.
  • entrepreneur who is looking for a very intensive programme (e.g. like Y Combinator)
  • well-connected business person who can access quality start-up advice using his / her own network
  • experienced entrepreneur

What promise did you give to the pilot participants?

Our promise to the pilot participants was that we will take them step-by-step from the "no idea, no plan" situation to the stage where they know what they want to do with their business and are ready and confident to take it forward.

If participants had any questions, concerns or simply got stuck, frustrated or overwhelmed, they could have reached out to their mentor who was readily at their disposal.

Did participants need to have an idea, a prototype or a team to join?

We were looking for people who had no idea, no prototype and no team - they usually only had an ambition or a dream to start their own business.

Coming up with an idea, conceptualizing their business or putting together some basic prototype were one of the several steps that they took during the pilot.

What did participants expect from the pilot?

Expectation was that participants will finish the programme with a clear idea about their future business. They were supposed to have a tangible business concept, a good idea about next steps, resources needed and risks involved.

They they were free to decide whether, how and when to pursue it further. We also promised to help them through the transition and connect them to our partners who could assist them further in their entrepreneurial journey.

How much time did the participants need to invest?

It was up to them to decide how many hours they wanted to invest per week and when exactly. Our recommended minimum time investment to keep traction was 4-6 hours per week.

They were generally able to reach their goals in 10-15 weeks with this time commitment. Investing more time per week will enabled them to reach their goals faster.

When did the participants have to be available?

When the participants spent time during the pilot was completely up to them. As everything took place online, they were able to always pick up where they left off, the online engine guided them.

When did the participants need to finish the pilot?

The duration of the pilot programme was limited to 10 weeks, so participants were expected to finish by October 15.

What was the price?

Participants who signed up early were eligible for a major discount or joined for free.