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SY2013 Program and Rules

  1. 1. StartupYard 2013 Program and Rules
  2. 2. 2012 Alumni
  3. 3. Agenda Rules 6 months 3 months Week Day Mentors Reporting TechSquare Perks
  4. 4. Rules It’s your business – mentors and SY just help We own your calendar Know your mentors 10’ Rule Ask, ask, ask
  5. 5. 6 months 3/11 Program Begins  Program = prepared acceleration/individual  Mentors, speeches/workshops, visits, events ?6/6 Demo Day 6/15 Shared Office  Program = events  Individual ? Investor Day
  6. 6. 1ST Month
  7. 7. 2nd Month
  8. 8. 3rd Month
  9. 9. 3 months1st Month Mentors, mentors, mentors – validate, or change your business Plans Pitch, business model, launch, finance2nd Month Mentors as advisors Improve your skills (workshops, seminars)3rd Month Launch Pitch Plans
  10. 10. Week (1 Month) stDay 9.30am – 2pm Afternoon EveningMON Mentors Your work Events …TUE Mentors Your workWED Mentors Your workTHU Mentors Your work Team PubFRI Team Breakfast Your workSAT Your work Your workSUN Your work Your work
  11. 11. Mentors Mentors  Entrepreneurs who share their experience, knowledge  Giving-back, may be investors, ... Experts  Area Experts  Based on your needs  BP, Models, Finance, PR, Marketing, Sales, … You Are Mentors too
  12. 12. Mentoring Sessions Mentoring sessions – 1:1 Speeches – 1:n Individual sessions, visits – 1:1 Ask them for help Feedback, experience, pitches Disagree Next steps
  13. 13. What Mentors Do•Ask questions, especially the right ones•Challenging teams views on their projects•Out-of-the-box perspective•Brushing teams pitches – getting the messageright•Sharing of knowledge and experience•Sharing of real-life examples and stories (bothsuccess and fail)•Opening up the contact lists for the right people
  14. 14. Best Practices for Mentors•Schedule a half-day at SY to go through allteams (15-45’ each) at first•Be open, ask questions (even dumb ones), playthe devils advocate•Agree on at least 1 thing with each team thatthey will do or discuss, with a deadline•Try to schedule a follow up meeting with at leasthalf of the teams•Feel free to be in touch also by email
  15. 15. Reporting
  16. 16. ReportingProgress Plans Problems1 1 1... ... ...5 items 5 5 Finance Monthly Meetings with SY shareholders Hockey Stick
  17. 17. TechSquare 24/7 Your space Shared Space Meeting Rooms Food Delivery Where to sleep 
  18. 18. Perks GAN Seznam Ask us
  19. 19. Rules It’s your business – mentors and SY just help We own your calendar Know your mentors 10’ Rule Ask, ask, ask
  20. 20. CommunicationOn-line E-mail group sy2013teams FB Group GSites to share docs HockeystickOff-line• Breakfasts on Friday• Reporting Monthly• Every day

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