programs

01 validation

Idea Validation

The Padup Entrepreneurship Bootcamp course is an intensive entrepreneurial journey that unfolds across 14 - 16 weeks.

1. Overview
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is a validation program designed to overcome all the challenges faced by entrepreneurs while they are starting up or at an early stage. It ends in a market validated proof of concept.

2. Objective
The Bootcamp is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the nuances of entrepreneurship as well validate their business idea/proposition through a process that is customer-centric and based on lean startup principles.

3. Process
The participants will practice applying the learning in real time, through weekly interactive assignments, and live coaching sessions with Padup mentors. The participants will also enjoy virtual interactions with some of today's leading innovators and entrepreneurs.

4. Outcome
As we work to develop new ventures from start to finish, the course will culminate into a comprehensive pitch-ready business plan. This is an intensive program for highly motivated individuals and teams who want to put their idea to the test and answer this question: Does this idea have real market potential, and if so, what is it and how can it be pursued.

The BootUp Validation programme lasts for 3-4 months
from the beginning of the course.

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02 incubation

Proof Of Concept creation

1. Objective

To build a solution and test the Business Model with a selected Customer Persona to showcase a Proof of concept.

2. Process
During the Incubation program, the Startup will undergo Masterclasses which are monthly interactive sessions covering topics like, sustainable business planning, go-to-market strategies and how to engage with investors.

The mentoring is essential as most startup teams lack the ability to reach out to customers in efficient ways. They need assistance to get access to markets beyond just a few customers and to build a sustainable business model. The course is based on a system of mentoring and monitoring.

3. Outcome
It is important to monitor the progress of the startups to ensure they keep moving and course-correct if need be. Padup helps create a monthly MIS for all stakeholders to monitor the progress of the startup.

Padup Ventures is re-defining incubation with its deep mentoring program. Our strength lies in our wide network of Affiliate Mentors, leaders from different industry domains with decades of business & management experience.

After the initial validation period of 3-4 months, the Strap Up incubation programme will continue until 4-6 months.

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03 acceleration

Minimum Variable Product Traction

1. Objective
Post seed investment, the logical steps for a start up are to roll out commercially and generate revenue through a sustainable business plan. As a part of Padup’s Acceleration Program called "RevvUp," start ups will receive intense training & handholding for nine months. This is to ensure that the start up goes from potential customers in a beachhead market to real customers in an expanded
market.

2. Process
During the acceleration program, startups will receive ‘unlimited mentorship’ in person and/or remotely. Once the start ups receive the requisite funds, the mentors responsibilities are higher as they not only have the moral responsibility for the start ups’ growth but also to help start ups use the funds in an appropriate manner to avoid any unethical practice; and for them to last as long as possible.

3. Outcome
The next goal for start ups here is to show traction and scalability. The skills required are generally missing and hence it is important to handhold the start ups through this critical phase. Under these conditions, PadUp provides assistance to get access to larger markets to build a scalable business model. Padup mentors closely work with them on the following:

  • Build market strategy to lower customer acquisition cost
  • Build an ecosystem and value chain through strategic partnerships and open innovation
  • Build a scalable business plan to create opportunities for further scaling
  • Make introductions to investor community (from Angel to Venture Capital) for investment


The Revv Up acceleration program extends until 9-12 months
after the validation period, until the start ups show desirable results.

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