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Grace - Digital Founders' Campus (Canceled)

Your digital step by step guide to combat the challenges of the initial years as an entrepreneur

Grace - Digital Founders' Campus (Canceled)

Your digital step by step guide to combat the challenges of the initial years as an entrepreneur

€8,156
pledged of €150,000pledged of €150,000 goal
70
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 6 2019
Last updated November 6, 2019

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We've decided to cancel this Kickstarter project and pursue other ways of funding instead.

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Have you ever wished to start your own company? What has stopped you from pulling through?

If you’re a female, statistically, you could be amongst the 61% successful startups and thus have a much higher success rate than the average. Statistics, however, also say that women found only 15,1% of startups.

Females often lack a supportive entrepreneurial social environment and role models to encourage them to start their own company. It’s also been proven to be much harder for women to access funding and hands-on skills to leap into entrepreneurship.

We believe it’s time to change that, and we’re inviting you to support female entrepreneurs together with us!

With your support, we’re building the Grace Digital Founders Campus for your pocket, an interactive step by step tutorial to guide you through your personal Founder’s Journey to help you combat the challenges of the first three years as an entrepreneur.

If you’ve ever dreamed of having someone break down the founding process into small bits to answer your questions, make the load manageable and guide you through the investment vocabulary, Grace will be the right solution for you.

With video tutorials, inspirational talks, audio journeys, detailed case studies, Q&A’s with founders and mentors, plus the possibility to connect with experts directly, Grace will be your guide through the entrepreneurial hustle.

What you’ll get:

With Grace, you’ll receive guidance through your personal Founder’s Journey with tips and tricks for the development of your company. Please see the images and the descriptions below, to understand, what awaits you as a supporter and user of Grace. Of course, as a supporter, you can also influence the type of content we’ll make available to you.

  •  Problem: learn how to identify and narrow down on a real problem you want to tackle
  •  Insight: build empathy to understand your future customer's needs and understand and apply research methods
  •  Ideation: explore true innovation and inspiration and ideate your concept through a multi-stage process.
  •  Prototyping: draft an in-depth concept and learn how to build, test and improve a minimal viable product.
  •  Pitching: learn how to tell a human story, identify the purpose & vision of your idea and craft an elevator pitch, pitch deck for live and send-out pitching. 
  • Marketing strategy
  • Digital sales funnel
  • Retail sales
  • Growth hacking
  • Social media marketing
  • Performance marketing
  • SEO & SEM
  • Affiliate marketing
  • B2B vs. B2C 
  • Design how you wanna show up in the world
  • Learn how to develop your brand
  • Define your marketing goals and identify the right target groups
  • Draft key messages & an overarching communication strategy
  • Apply the right marketing mix including marketing activities in a holistic communication campaign
  • Build PR skills with writing a press release and establish partnerships with media, politics or influencers. 
  • Draft business models
  • Choose the right model for success
  • Write your business plan including competitor and market analysis
  • Define your company goals and strategy
  • Financing requirements
  • Develop a financial plan
  • Evaluate the current and future financial state
  • Forecast future incomes and expenses
  • Calculate a budget
  • Define next steps and goals for future transactions
  • Build a growth investment strategy (capital need, valuation, fundraising)
  • Understand how to scale in-line with your resources and identify the desired plan for exit or sustainable scale 
  • Learn how to choose the right legal structure for your company
  • Write contracts for your employees
  • Structure partner relationships
  • Create processes and functions for enhancing infrastructure
  • Termsheet 
  • How to find a co-founder
  • Recruitment
  • Team structure development
  • Lead by example, objectives & feedback
  • Build and develop your team
  • Quickly integrate new members
  • Cultivate effective communication
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Grow a healthy culture and create a sense of collaboration and belonging
  • Tech 101 and vocabulary
  • Front End & Back End development
  • Webshop
  • Coding Basics
  • UX & UI
  • Digital prototyping 
  • Dive into deep tech, algorithms and AI
  • Understand entrepreneurship in developing countries
  • Learn about social impact entrepreneurship
  • Learn about the power of female perspectives and narration
  • Catch onto diversity, participation & social justice in the startup context 

What else is there to know about the Digital Founders Campus?

Start with the topics that are most relevant to you and find your own pace through the founders' journey.

Successful practitioners from the field with teaching and facilitation expertise provide assignments, hold tutorials and impulse talks.

You are invited to develop the Digital Founders Campus with us together, by helping us understand your needs, give continuous feedback and test our beta version.

Why us?

In 2017 we founded the Grace Accelerator Summer Camp and within just a couple of weeks, received more than 600 applications. Yet our capacities were limited. We were excited to accompany 40 women throughout the camp and also facilitate a Demo Day for them to pitch to our investor network. Yet, with 600 applications, we had a clear calling, to find a way to scale our efforts. That’s why we decided to gather our team, mentors, and coaches to create the concept for a state of the art digital learning app with an integrated community of founders, seeking access to mentors, a network of experts and investors.

With people such as Franziska Krüger (Innovative Business Development), Christian Nowatzky & Bettina Michl (Ideation & Concept Coach), Sophie Chung (CEO of Qunomedical, Farina Schurzfeld (Co-Founder of Selfapy, Bianca Bourbon (Managing director of Coca Cola Europe) and many others, we believe we’ve gathered inspiring people to help you on your journey as an entrepreneur.

For whom?

Only for women? As we are striving for a diverse and multifaceted world; Men are also invited to participate and join our community. Because we all know that changing the system is only possible when we go hand-in-hand together.

What happens next?

Once we successfully completed this Kickstarter campaign, we will start developing the tech platform and content production. We plan to launch the Grace Digital Founders Campus mid-2020 with the core building blocks to get you started. Over the course of the following year, we will release additional content to complete the full founders' journey. The final product will be finished and completed by mid-2021. 

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Risks and challenges

Risks are low. We have a lot of experience in coaching startups, creating impactful content and building intuitive products, both in the digital and in the physical space. But above all, we have a network of trustworthy and talented experts, mentors, coaches, and designers, that we have been working with for the past 3 years - with some of them it's almost 10.

To further minimize risks, we started working on this project three years ago, researching the needs of women in the startup space and working on several formats, like the summer camp, innovation labs, unconferences, and inspiring gatherings before we decided on content and learning journey of the digital founder’s campus.

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    Grace Digital Founders' Campus Toolbox

    A digital, ready to print "Grace Female Founders' Toolbox" (PDF), with all relevant tools to kickstart your own company. Business canvases, innovation-workshop guidance, design sprint manuals, prototyping tools, and culture-frameworks in detailed and easy How-To steps, to start building your very own venture.

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    Lifelong access to the Digital Founders' Campus and the content of the Founders' Journey.

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    App Membership + Personal Pitch Training

    Grab both, your lifelong membership to the Grace - Digital Founders' Campus, the content of the Founders' Journey and a personalized digital pitch training session with one of our coaches, to get your pitch game up to speed!

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    App Membership + Startup Consulting

    Lifelong access to the Digital Founders Campus & personalized startup consulting in 4 building blocks of the Founders' Journey, of your choice, with our excellent coaches and experts.

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    Grace - Growth Hacking

    You bring us your creative challenge or the problem you are currently thinking about - We will host a dinner for you, with the best specialist and experts from our trusted network, to address your question and hack it's innovation, growth and go to market potential.

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