Startup Next Steps sessions will be highly collaborative, balancing lectures from industry experts, founders at different stages of the startup journey, as well as practical activities and group discussions to apply session teachings.
Weekly sessions over twelve weeks, with two break weeks in between
No cost or equity stake involved, funded by the Scottish Government.
Hybrid format, with in-person and online participation options, more info
Cohort events and meetups with your fellow founders
Pre-reading material provided to support participant learning.
No grading or assessments, practical lessons that you can implement directly into your startup
Working on your startup alongside the course encouraged
> In-person classes, at our hubs
Sessions will be hosted at alternate Techscaler hubs from week to week, with speakers delivering classes across seven Scottish regions.
> Virtual group sessions, at our hubs
While hubs will take turns in hosting the live stream of each session, a space will be available at each hub, every week, for local participants to come together and dial in on the session, as a group.
> Online sessions, from anywhere
For those who are not able to engage with the in-person options, or would simply prefer to tune in from the comfort of their home, the course will also be accessible online, remotely.
Who is this course for?
Startup Next Steps is designed for founders and senior team members who are looking to grow their startup effectively and achieve commercial success.
Participation requires Techscaler membership, so apply below.
Founders and team members whose startup has reached problem-solution fit and is looking to capture a greater market share
Founders and senior team members with a product in market and active customer acquisition who want to focus on growth
Founders and senior teams from startups without consistent traction and revenue who are looking to mature their operations
Ambitious founders with an early MVP in the market with active users, who want to grow their business quickly and learn from experienced operators
Techscaler education is tailored to each startup growth stage
Get ready to challenge your assumptions about your business, think about how you'll bring you team on the journey and get ready to tackle the next stage of your business's journey
Review product/market strategy using best practice frameworks and playbooks toplan for your next stage of business growth
We'll cover the fundamentals of product growth, leaning into product-led growth, and the importance of strategy and roadmaps
Understand the difference between sales and marketing, the tactics that could work for your best for your startup growth, and ensuring you have a strong single value proposition
Review how you will grow customers efficiently and transition to long-term activation and retention
Revisit the basics of employer responsibilities as well as thinking about culture and why it's important to invest in your team
Prepare to think about exits and your long-term strategy, envision what success looks like, and recognise when pivoting is the best approach
Learn how to be smart with money - runway planning, cashflow, forecasting and shifting revenue streams
Discover more about legal and regulatory requirements, and explore opportunities to scale your internal systems to scale your startup more efficiently
Celebrate the end of Startup Next Steps with an opportunity to speed pitch, a Q&A with an investor panel, and networking with ecosystem partners, other startups and investors.