Dotforge is an initiative created to attract and nurture top startups from around the world by providing them with pre-seed capital, mentorship and the environment they need to build and grow their business.
Funding & Setup
Startups receive up to £15,000 (£5k per founder) in pre-seed capital in return for 8% equity. You also receive free legal advice on how to setup your company.
Teams get 6 months worth of free office space. That’s 3 months during the accelerator and 3 months after it; giving you peace of mind.
Mentoring & Advice
Towards the end of the programme we help startups acquire early adopters and prepare them for raising capital from investors.
How The Programme Works
Feeling creative? Let’s hear those ideas! Questions? That’s what our mentors are for. They’ll help you with everything, from user experience right down to marketing and monetization.
Research is KEY. We want you to be on top of everything, so we’ll help you look at the market, identify trends and ask those difficult questions no one wants to hear.
You name it we’ve got a workshop for it. During your stay, you’ll be attending 10 different workshops and learning everything from marketing and sales to finance and raising money.
Don’t worry, even with all workshops and mentoring visits, you’ll still have ample time to do what you love… BUILD. Before you go rushing off, don’t miss out on our Rackspace/Amazon AWS or Project Management talks! They’re awesome. Seriously.
Are you building what you want, or what your customers want? Let’s find out! It’s time to test your product and pivot until you find that elusive first paying customer.
Data is king. Let’s now see how we can use those metrics to convert those clicks and page views into something more!