WHAT IS STARTUP 101?
Startup 101 Program is a 4 weeks mentorship program designed for startup. During this program, we provide office space, IT infrastructure and other resources required for your startup to get started. You and your co-founders will have to move to our coworking space for the program. Your team will go through a very intensive process of shaping and building from your idea, supported by our mentors.
Our mentors are successful entrepreneurs, academicians, industry influencers and investors. Mentors come from various walks of life with varied knowledge and skills in different aspects of business. They help you build your startup in a fail-proof manner. The advice and support your startup receives from mentors is worth way more than any investment. Using their experience, expertise and connections, they will help you overcome the challenges your startup encounters. This is an on-going process during the program
Who Should Join
Who should apply?
Startup founders working in Technology space building Enterprise Software, Mobile Applications, Software as Services, Web Applications, etc., Non-technology areas such as Education, Environment, Media, Finance, Healthcare, etc., and Social Enterprises working for-profit or non-profit are eligible to apply. We look for teams from all sorts of background. Our program is also tailored for both pre-revenue startups, as well as more mature businesses with products or services on the market. Originality of idea or project, strategic vision, and business scalability are among the factors we assess in our participant selection.
The tuition fee is $2,000. The fee includes the use of the office for the 4 weeks, all materials and company visits. Fees do not include travel and lodging.
PROGRAM CORE MODULES
A total of 100 hrs of structured time includes workshops, mentoring and weekly presentation critique. Participants will learn core coursework and entrepreneurial skills, attend networking events. They are responsible for unstructured networking time to develop their business idea and explore contacts for funding and partnerships.
LEAN STARTUP METHOD
How to drive a startup -how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration.
How to define your business model. How to develop a network of partners.
Identifying your customer base, your market, and your segments. Define your customers and market size.
WRITING YOUR VALUE PROPOSITION
Articulating a compelling business opportunity. Positioning your Product/Service and tell your business story. Writing your value proposition, pitch and executive summary.
GO TO MARKET STRATEGY
Building a strategy for startup to launch, sale product and expand the market with mentoring from our exclusive mentor network.
Understanding the psychology of your audience. Telling a compelling story. Structuring a clear and convincing pitch. Presenting with confidence.
CORPORATE OPERATIONS AND LEGAL
An overview of Corporate and legal aspects. Providing the tools for startup to mange and control company easily.
Must know about IP to run a successful startup. Most important terms in contracts to understand. Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademarks and Copyrights.
DETAILED TIMELINE STARTUP 101
11/05 - 10/06
1 February 2017 – Applications Open
10 May 2017 – Applications Close
11 May 2017 – Startup School program starts
10 June 2017 – Graduate Startup School program
1/8 - 30/8
To be dated
OUR MENTORS ARE YOURS !
Our mentor network include serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investors. Some of them are the best in Vietnam and the World at what they do. Joining VSV alumni mean you can leverage their expertise and experience in building your company.
See our complete mentor database HERE.
Mrs. Michelle E. Messina
CEO of Explora International LLC
Mr. Jonathan C. Baer
Founder and a principal at Threshold Ventures
Mr. Ngoc Vu Han
CEO of Vietnam International Bank
Mr. Frank M. Saviane
CEO and Founder of Fast Forward Advisors
Mrs. Le Anh Thach
Chair woman of ATV Vietnam
Prof. Alan Barrell
Chairman of MedTech International
Mr. Manh Hung Tran
Principal at Baker & McKenzie Vietnam
Mr. Hung Dinh
CEO and Founder of Joomart and Designbold
Help with finding an intern through connections with local universities, AISEC
Have a big chance to commercialize such as distribution or sale network through LOTTE Group in Vietnam
Discounts on products and services essential to any startup like Amazon Web Services, Apple, and ZipCar through our Global Accelerator Network membership.
FOOD & DRINK
Our kitchen is always stocked with lots of coffee, tea, snacks and noodles.
TESTING IOS app
Your IOS apps will be tested and advised by Asian Apple experts.
By partnerships with more than 30 media channels in Vietnam and 5 channels in Southeast Asia; you can be everywhere