ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

THE FORGE

The Forge is for early-stage startups, who are about to launch their product. The programme takes place three times a year - Fall, Winter and Spring, Summer, and Fall.  

 

The structure of the programme is based on what early-stage tech founders are usually most struggling with (but don’t yet realise). 

WEEK 1

Personal development and soft skills

WEEK 2

Fundamentals (team, KPI’s, focus)

WEEK 3

Customers

(sales, marketing, PR...)

WEEK 4

Back office

(culture, internal plans, funding)

Aim: help first-time growth company founders to not have to repeat the most common mistakes, so the whole region improves.

Format & Duration: 3,5 weeks. An intense mix of workshops, 1on1 meetings and hands on work, taking approximately 20 hours each week.

Coach profile: Founders or early stage employees with 3+ years of experience.

 

Note: Week 1 may sometimes be done at the end of the program. 

After the programme, there are regular follow-up’s via video calls to ensure progress and that appropriate help can be offered at the right time.

TIMELINE

Month -3 Applications open

Month -2  Application deadline + interviews begin

Month -1  Teams selected

Month 0  Programme begins

Week 1  Programme ends + check-ins begin​

THE STORY BEHIND

With our name being inspired by a story in which one of the central characters is a smith, we decided we need a name that would inspire and help people understand what is happening.

At the heart of every smith's workshop is the place where through hard work, they begin to forge their creations into a reality.

This place is the forge. 

SUPPORTERS
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