Training for Startups
A global entrepreneurial renaissance is happening across the planet. People of all ages are riding the wave of startup entrepreneurship, focusing on innovation and challenging the status quo in all aspects of modern business management. These visioners are set out to change the way people do business and think of business.
This global trend that has created some of the most profound, contemporary businesses. But what is actually a startup? Startups are highly scalable businesses that can grow fast and address the global market, not just the local; these ventures employ mainly highly skilled and qualified people, with strong academic backgrounds, a focus on innovation and a vision to change the world for the better!
In PfB, we support startup businesses with specific entrepreneurship consultancy. We offer a structured and innovative entrepreneurship education program that actively supports the development of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial mentality, regardless of the idea, the business model, and the geographical area.
We offer contemporary knowledge about the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, thus supporting the development of sustainable businesses - minimizing risks due to the lack of expertise – which leads to new jobs creation.
You have an idea. That was the easy part!
If you want to learn the best way to turn any business idea into a startup, following the same method that helped some of the most successful startups of all time, we have a solution for you
Based on the Lean methodology, our program is applicable to all markets, cultures, economies. It is structured as it is based on a specific curriculum, with a specific material per course, guiding you from A to Z on how to build your startup. It is delivered within a short time period. Each class and workshop is dedicated to a specific module, familiarizing you step-by-step with the fundamentals of startup entrepreneurship. Peer to peer mentoring is also a must: all participants interact and exchange ideas and experiences in workshops, so as to accelerate their ideas through collaboration and potential synergies.
What to expect
Entrepreneurs need our specific consultancy for a variety of reasons. Some will come to test an idea. Others come to focus a broad idea into a viable business plan. Most just want to learn how to become startup entrepreneurs or seek the company of other entrepreneurs.
The value of our methodology to each participant is directly related to the amount of effort the participant puts into the program, on what stage the entrepreneur begins, what the market tells that entrepreneur about the idea, and how much time the entrepreneur puts into the business.
The outcome could vary from validating a rough idea, finding a viable path forward for tested ideas, an MVP or end product/service in the market, with actual customers. And for some of you, that business will have paying customers and actual revenue.
No matter the final result, every participant will come away with:
- A solid and complete business plan
- A good understanding of what it takes to create and execute a business plan
- A much better understanding of what you want to achieve and how
- A perfect pitch
- A road map on how to attract funding
- Entrepreneurial education, that will allow each participant to try again in the future or give advice/support to other fellow entrepreneurs
We start from setting goals and organizing your plan, we proceed with your validation of your solution, reaching customer segments, provision of assumptions, planning the launching, business plan, opportunity sizing, competitive analysis, financial planning, marketing and sales plans and we conclude with pitching techniques, valuation, fund raising, building a corporate culture and incorporation.
Designed for everyone
Our methodology is designed to work with a wide variety of startups, so almost anyone can apply. The startup process isn’t that different between low-growth and high-growth businesses, nor between tech-centric and people-centric companies. All entrepreneurs need to understand their customers, understand their markets and with that knowledge, find a path to sustainable revenues
Whether you are set out to build the next technology giant or just working for a cause through a non-profit, we have a solution that applies to most.
So, for every potential entrepreneur who would like to test his or her idea in the market, or to turn into reality a tested idea, or to accelerate an up-and-running startup, we have the right tool.