dotforge combines investment capital with an intensive mentorship and execution programme to accelerate the growth of ambitious lean startups that have global potential.
Participating startups can get up to £25,000 per founder (in seed capital and optional entrepreneur loan) plus streamlined access to over £150k of follow-on funding . You’ll also get over $300k of perks and deals from the likes of Amazon Web Services and Rackspace, plus free office accommodation and exposure to world-class mentors, investors and specialists to help accelerate your business. In return we’ll take 6% equity.
Connect now »The programme is open to startups across the world. If you’re successful you’ll embark on an intense 13-week journey that is the equivalent of running a business for a year at normal pace:
1. In the first few weeks, dozens of world-class entrepreneurs, investors and technical specialists will test your business for high-growth, commercial viability in an intensive series of mentor sessions.
2. Armed with this new insight into what your business’ and market potential is, you’ll be supported to develop your product – rapidly iterating features that make it more robust and relevant. The key here is that your idea is not enough – execution is what counts – converting that idea into a sellable product or service.
3. We help you build customer traction and coach you to refine your pitch and polish your delivery ahead of a demo day when you’ll pitch to the international investment and tech press community.
At the end of this process of shape-build-sell, you’ll emerge as more effective entrepreneurs who make more resilient businesses with better market credibility. And you will also have joined a community of mentors, investors and entrepreneurs reaching markets across the world.