The Acceleration Program
The startup acceleration program consists of four stages, which take place over a period of 8 to 10 weeks.
Strategic questions, validation of the value proposition, priority targetings, construction of the "GoToMarket" strategy and adapted business model. We validate the market by bringing together entrepreneurs with potential customers, partners, and other industry players. This program also exposes entrepreneurs to investors, if applicable.
The program partly relies on the joint selection of one or more specialized "sherpas" who will accompany the entrepreneurs throughout the acceleration program, in collaboration with SCALE-UP BOOSTER. The sherpas are C-level executives and entrepreneurs with strong technological expertise who put their network and reputation at the service of our clients. They climb the mountain with the start-up.
SCALE-UP BOOSTER and the sherpas organize interviews (in person or virtual) in the international area chosen by the startup. These targets are validated as they go along with the startup. These meetings aim to validate market hypotheses and the interest of potential prospects or partners. They may also include meetings with investors to assess the maturity of the startup for a potential fundraising.
The representative of the startup is assisted by the sherpa and/or a member of the management of SCALE-UP BOOSTER / USMAC for all meetings, including the majority of follow-up meetings.
At the end of the acceleration program, SCALE-UP BOOSTER holds a synthesis meeting to validate the achievements of the program and the next steps to be taken.
SCALE-UP BOOSTER offers to accompany the startup in the implementation of the following steps in the considered area:
- Opportunity tracking
- Structuring a dedicated team
- Creating an entity (immigration, Intellectual Property, branding, etc.)
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Our international acceleration program enables entrepreneurs to develop a coherent plan for global market development using the resources and expertise of Silicon Valley. In addition to our powerful network of "sherpas" dedicated to each startup, we also bring together the entire Silicon Valley ecosystem, including potential investors, to maximize the global market potential of each startup.
After a rich phase of in-person or virtual meetings, we jointly establish a review of the concrete market validation evidence achieved and a action plan for the future. This will allow us to capitalize on these early results and, above all, to "scale" globally, quickly and efficiently.