ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The programme is for more mature companies with around 10 people and a growing customer base. As companies are approaching 10 people or more, there is a significant change in the work that the founders should be performing.
The Mill takes place twice a year.
This is a stand-alone programme, to allow founders a moment to reflect and get ready for the coming changes.
(½ day on Team, ½ day on Sales)
1on1 with coaches
Aim: To give founders a chance to pause and think about what will actually make a difference to their company as they are growing and entering a new phase, in which their role will be changing.
Format & Duration: The programme takes place over two days, with workshops on the first day on 1on1s on the second.
Coach profile: People who have built teams from less than 10 to over 100.
Location: Espoo, Finland (normally), Fall 20 Online.
THE STORY BEHIND
One way that Sampo is translated into English is to describe it as a mill.
As a startup starts to acquire customers (i.e. real traction), this means the team will start to grow. This increase in size has many different effects.
When we thought of what is happening to the founders who have reached this stage, we saw the possibility that they will have been ground down.
The action of the mill helps separate the grain (which is what is the main product) from the husk (not very useful).
The aim is to aid founders to understand what they need to consider to become more valuable.