Forum Clinics

Founders Forum Canvas

The Founders Forum Canvas is the core tool which brings content from all Masterclasses together.

Accelerate Canvas  -

Product/ Market Fit

Our next session on Product/Market Fit takes place on 17th October 2017

Clinics will cover

  • Sweet Spot customer
  • Measurable Value
  • Differentiation
  • Value Proposition

Building International Sales

The next masterclass on Building International Sales takes place in January 2018

Clinic 1: Sales Discovery

  • Recap on Sweet Spot
  • How will I acquire customers?
  • Experimentation

Clinic 2: B2B sales

  • What does my sales process look like?
  • When is the right time to hire sales people?
  • What is the profile of salesperson needed?

Clinic 3: B2b/ B2C

  • What does my sales process look like?
  • What resources do I need to grow?
  • What tools/ platforms do I need?

Leadership & Team

Our next session on Leadership & Team takes place in March 2018

The session will consist of 4 clinics running concurrently:

1. Building a growth mindset

  • What is a fixed mindset and what is a growth mindset?
  • How do we build a growth mindset in our team?

2. Harnessing conflict for growth

  • How can we influence adversarial groups to come together?
  • How well do I welcome challenge in my team?

3. Art of delegation

  • Ask don’t tell – how to really empower our teams
  • The pitfalls of relying on the “go-to” people
  • How empowering people can impact on success

4. Focus on the right stuff

  • How do we ensure the team is having honest conversations about where to focus?
  • How do we organize ourselves to focus better on a daily basis?
  • How do we make decisions about where to focus resources?

Funding & Finance

Jillian O'Sullivan and Una Ryan from Grant Thornton joined us for a breakfast briefing - Share Options or not, how to motivate my team.  See slides from this presentation

The funding and finance masterclass breaks into three streams:

1. VC Funding

For those raising funding through the VC route we will be looking at topics such as:

    • How do I get investor ready?
    • What metrics will they be looking for?
    • How do I prepare my pitch?
    • Who should I approach?

2. Private and other funding sources

80% of startups will raise the funding they need from sources other than VC, knowing where to start can be a real challenge. 

Group based discussion looking at topics such as:

  • How do I prepare?
  • What metrics need to be in place?
  • Where do I start?

3. Building the finance function in your business

Group based discussion looking at topics such as:

  • What is financial management?
  • When is the right time for in-house?
  • Cashflow and sensitivity analysis