Step 0 The Application
As part of the application process we get to know your team and your company. This helps us to get started quickly and help you 10x your value proposition quickly.
Step 1 Baseline
The HS. team and mentors will be working closely with you to help match the programme to you immediate needs. This includes optimising your product, getting customers, pitching for investment and much more. There will be weekly checkins and monthly events and challenges.
Step 2 Customers
We will be pushing you to grow your company around set metrics and will expect you to demonstrate month-on-month growth. Growth will focus on new users and customers and also on product optimisation to ensure customers love your product. At this stage we would expect weekly checkins to move to twice monthly.
Step 3 Scaling
Once we are happy that customers love what you are building we will help you ensure you have the infrastructure, funds and attributes to scale both in your home market and abroad. We will utilise our partner sales pipelines and checkins will move to one monthly.
Step 4 Funding
The first part is all about turbo charging your raise by addressing the fundamentals. Next, we connect you with institutional investors through investor days and sell ins. Before doing so, we'll work with you on your deck, as well as hone your pitching skills. Once you've received indications of interest, we'll then work with you as part of the fundraising process, guiding you through negotiations and helping you get a deal that's right for your business with the best investors.
Step 5 HS. Beyond
You'll stay in the HS. ecosystem for life and are part of HS. forever. You'll be invited to exclusive events and help mentor earlier stage companies as you grow.
We're entrepreneurs ourselves and we know that different types of tech and business models can vary in the time needed to build them. The above time-periods act as a guide only. If you are super-productive we'll speed the process up for you if you need more time to acquire datasets or to build your product we'll continue to support you till you get it right.