Application

Deadline: October 8th / Kickoff: November 13-14th

The following criteria is based on the previous experience from Go Grow, advice from investors and their criteria when evaluating Startups, and on an evaluation of selection criteria in benchmarked accelerators internationally.

We are looking for the following:

  • Startup companies with a more developed product or even functional prototype and who are focused on pushing these products onto the market to establish revenue sources, either with the long-term goal of liquidation via either IPO or acquisition by large corporations, or with an organically growth-oriented strategy. This means we are mainly looking for startups with the above characteristics, as opposed to early-stage entrepreneurs who are still developing their product and businesses.
  • Startup companies are invited to move to the CSE and ”live” in the accelerator for the duration of the program; as startups may not only be benefitting from the more ‘formal’ aspects (e.g. mentorship, networking), but also from the entrepreneurial culture and synergistic environment of their fellow startups.
    This means we are preferring startups that are willing to move to the CSE, or in some other way will have a team here.
  • Startups are expected to participate in the the program, including both:
    A) The networking events (e.g. office hours/ dinners with mentors/ investors) organized for the startups to establish necessary connections,
    B) The overall business development, and
    C) The Demo Day, which is an opportunity for Startups to present their product to potential investors at the culmination of the program.
    This means we prefer Startups, who are prepared to commit to the program.
  • We are a nonprofit Business Accelerator, as it is financed by CBS, in order to provide support services for international growth for student startups and technology development as well as stimulate industries in the long term, but also to collect and share knowledge of how to grow Danish startups internationally. This means we are looking for Startup companies that are accepting to participate in evaluation,interviews with the Go Grow management, engage in blogging about the process, and the experience at the CSE and the Go Grow programme.

The Potential
Is the product scalable?
What does it take to make it grow?
The geography
Who are the clients?
What is their ”pain” or need?
The idea/big picture?
Is there any IP rights?

The Pipeline
How will they sell?
Where is the market?
What is the size of the market?
What is the turn over at the market?

The People
Their personal strengths and weaknesses
Their match as a team
Their ambitions, drive, energy, discrepancies, competences, limitations
Their attitude
Their cooperation

The Costs
Technology
Production
Marketing
Sales
Rent and others

Apply for the Go Grow Programme 2018 (Autumn)

  • The basics
  • Your business
  • The team

Name

First

Last

Email

Enter email

Confirm email

About the Startup

Startup name

Phone

Website

Skype name

Where is the team currently based?

How did you hear about Go Grow?

Are you applying for the Digital Growth Path accelerator programme?

Your business

Describe your business in 140 characters

How many people are in your team (full-time)?

Which of these do you best fit in to?

Other

Have you received any funding to date?

If so, please provide details you are happy to share

How do you plan to make money?

Tell us about all of your planned revenue streams

Who are your top 3 competitors?

List them and provide web addresses.

Why do you think you're better than them? What do you do that's different?

If you have a demo please provide a link (please include username & password if required)

How long have you been working on the product/service/idea?

What traction do you have to date (Revenue, user signups, partnerships, downloads etc)?

Please be as detailed as you can, provides figures to back up your tractions so far.

About the team

Do you have a developer in the team?

Other

How long has the team known each other?

How did you meet your team mates?

Please list all the roles you currently have in the team

(including your own)

Have you been part of a team on an accelerator or incubator programme before? (If Yes, which one?)

Have you been part of a startup before? What happened?

Is there anything else you think we should know?

If you'd like to add any documents (business plan etc), be our guest - it's not compulsory, but anything else you have is useful.

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