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MODULE 1: Early Acceleration Level: Acceleration Programs and how they work

Trainer: One of Argyrios Spyridis, Adriane Thrash, Paraskevi Gkiourka

Wednesday October, 20th
Introduction
Monday October, 25th
Course Introduction - Reading Material (1:30 hr)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -18:30 Online webinar with Q&A
Tuesday October, 26th
Course presentation - Part A: The Startup Ecosystem and Acceleration Programs. What are the different types of Accelerators and how they work (3 hrs)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -20.00 Online webinar with Q&A
Wednesday October, 27th
Startup Ecosystems and Startup Nations
Thursday October, 28th
Course presentation - Part B: Design an Accelerator Program. (3 hrs)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -20.00 Online webinar with Q&A
Friday October, 29th
Budget and Operate an/within an Accelerator (3 hrs)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -20.00 Online webinar with Q&A
3rd party video 1
What is a startup and startup ecosystem.
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Becoming an Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley | Documentary
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3rd party video 2
What is Y Combinator? The Story Of The Startup Accelerator
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Lisbon: The Upcoming Startup Hub in Europe | Documentary
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3rd party video 3
Startup accelerators: are they still worth it? A founder’s experience
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Holy Land: A Startup Nation Documentary :
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MODULE 2: Early Acceleration Level: Startup types &The Mentor-Mentee relationship building

Trainer: One of Argyrios Spyridis, Adriane Thrash, Paraskevi Gkiourka

Monday November, 1st
Course Introduction - Reading Material (1:30 hr)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -18:30 Online webinar with Q&A
Tuesday November, 2nd
Part A: Startup Types and Startup Trends (3 hrs)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -20.00 Online webinar with Q&A
Wednesday November, 3rd
Startups and and Entrepreuneurs
Thursday Novemeber, 4th
Part B: Identifying Mentees' needs (3 hrs)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -20.00 Online webinar with Q&A
Friday November, 5th
Be an efficient mentor in an acceleration process (3 hrs)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -20.00 Online webinar with Q&A
3rd party video 1
Steve Blank - Types of Startups.
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Tips For Mentees AND Mentors To Create Successful Mentoring Relationships For Startups.
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3rd party video 2
Startups vs Small Business: what's the difference.
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5 Questions You Should Never Ask Your Mentor
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3rd party video 3
That Will Be BIG for 2021 (But Easy to Start!).
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MODULE 3: Advanced Acceleration: From Idea to Business Concept: An Entrepreneurial Journey

Trainer: One of Argyrios Spyridis, Adriane Thrash, Paraskevi Gkiourka

Monday November, 15th
Course Introduction - Reading Material (1:30 hr)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -18:30 Online webinar with Q&A
Tuesday November, 16th
Course presentation - Part A: Needs discovery/validation methods for startups, and competition analysis basics, Explanation of written assignment. (3 hrs)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -20:00 Online webinar with Q&A
Wednesday November, 17th
The Lean Start up process
Thursday Novemeber, 18th
Course presentation - Part B: Market Segmentation and business models for both for-profit and social businesses. Explanation of written assignment (3 hrs)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -20:00 Online webinar with Q&A
Friday November, 19th
Interactive workshop on business modelling and Quizz (3 hrs)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -20:00 Online webinar with Q&A
3rd party video 1
Why Startups Fail and How to Change that
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The Lean Start up
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The 9 Most Successful Business Models Of Today
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3rd party video 2
Validate your business idea: THE LEAN STARTUP by Eric Ries (15-20 min)
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How to Innovate at scale, by Eric Ries
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MODULE 4: Advanced Acceleration: Business Execution but before Test, Budget, Launch

Trainer: One of Argyrios Spyridis, Adriane Thrash, Paraskevi Gkiourka

Monday November, 22nd
Course Introduction - Reading Material (1:30 hr)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -18:30 Online webinar with Q&A
Tuesday November, 23rd
Course presentation - Part A: From alfa/beta testing to full market launch. Explanation of written assignment. (3 hrs)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -20:00 Online webinar with Q&A
Wednesday November, 24th
Prelaunch strategy
Thursday Novemeber, 25th
Course presentation - Part B: Plan and foreecast financial needs and economic goals. Explanation of written assignment (3 hrs)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -20:00 Online webinar with Q&A
Friday November, 26th
Interactive workshop on drafting a finacial plan and Quizz (3 hrs)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -20:00 Online webinar with Q&A
3rd party video 1
The Pre-launch Strategy That Built MeetEdgar a 100k List - Laura Roeder at Converted 2016
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Why Do Startups Need Financial Projections
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How to Build a Startup Financial Model
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MODULE 5: Advanced Acceleration: Raise of Funding and Governance

Trainer: One of Argyrios Spyridis, Adriane Thrash, Paraskevi Gkiourka

Monday November, 29th
Course Introduction - Reading Material (1:30 hr)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -18:30 Online webinar with Q&A
Tuesday November, 30th
Part A: Financing and funding processes, investment readiness and matching raise with phase (3 hrs)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -20:00 Online webinar with Q&A
Wednesday December, 1st
Looking for Funding. Preparing your investment ask and pitching.
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -20:00 Online webinar with Q&A
Thursday December, 2nd
Part B: Interpreting Term-Sheets and other investment documents. Basic governance guidelines from the outset is important to ensure smooth operations for a startup. (3 hrs)
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -19:30 Online webinar with Q&A
Friday December, 3rd
Examples of founders and shareholders agreements
Zoom meetings:
17:00 -19:30 Online webinar with Q&A
3rd party video 1
Seed Funding for Startups: How to raise venture capital as an entrepreneur
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3rd party video 2
Dragon's Den Video
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3rd party video 3
Dragon's Den Video
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