The core part of the programme is 2 months, but you continue to have access to our monthly investor demo days for another 4 months (6 months in total). We've found that it's the perfect duration for a structured programme - it doesn't feel too long or too short. With enough focus you can make real, tangible progress, and even raise investment within 2 months.
2. Can my team members join?
Yes your team members can join the sessions. We will simply ask for one key point of contact on the programme for your company, that way we know who is accountable and who we can reach out to for our check-ins.
3. What is the time commitment?
It's best to think about the time commitment in term of hours per week. We recommend 4 hours per week at a minimum, but it is flexible. This time is made up of weekly coaching sessions on Tuesdays, office hours on Wednesday and Friday pitch practice or Investor Demo Days. We don't ask you to do anything that is not useful for your business. All the "homework" is geared towards moving you forward and improving your pitch. If you're making progress on your business and can only do 1 hour per week, that's fine! We just ask for you to check-in with us and let us know how it's going.
4. Do I get a dedicated mentor throughout the 2 months?
Our mission is to give you the best experience possible. We believe that when you have the same mentor the whole time, you're missing out on the experience and lessons from other mentors. StartupCircles has a range of mentors and we aim to connect you to the best person based on the challenge/problem/issue you want to discuss. We ask that you come prepared to make the most of your mentoring sessions.
5. Which investors do we pitch in front of?
Our main investor is Enygma Ventures. Enygma Ventures has invested in StartupCircles and other startups supported by the StartupCircles team. In addition to Enygma Ventures we invite external investors to attend our Demo Days. The external investors are from a range of industries, backgrounds and locations, which include Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and the USA.
6. Can I get a refund?
If you pay and you find that you don't like the programme or you change your mind for whatever reason, you can stop and get a refund. Just email us and we will refund you.