In less than 2 months you'll take a deep dive into the life cycle of a startup, beginning with just an idea and finishing up with a polished pitch. This free digital course will take you through the journey of building your own company and a step closer to becoming an entrepreneur. There are no silly questions and no mistakes - it’s a safe space to thrive.
How to Startup is a meticulously crafted course of 6 sessions led by professionals with vast experience.
Types of Revenue Models
Types of funding
Product/ market fit
From prototype to MVP
Business name, domain
Finding a co-founder
Registering a company
Customer experience/ care
What People Say
The program helped me to adjust many processes of my early stage startup. I will recommend it to my colleagues.
Program alumni feedback survey, 2020
Meet your mentors
Viesturs Sosars is a serial entrepreneur, he has co-founded companies, invested as a business angel as well as managed an early-stage investment fund. Viesturs mentors at various startup bootcamps, hackathons and accelerator programs in Europe, advises corporate customers on innovation and teaches entrepreneurship practice at several universities in Latvia.
Since 2013 Egita has worked with more than 15 international startup accelerator batches and she knows the process from A to Z, but always strives to improve. Currently, she works on partnership projects for Startup Wise Guys in Southeast Europe leading Tech Boost program, as well as Managing director of Cyber batches. Her love & hate relationship with startups started way back in Seattle when working for Techstars.
Zane has 10+ years in marketing communications and is currently the Head of Marketing at Startup Wise Guys accelerator. Apart from the, she is the Co-founder at social enterprise Lude and a Co-creator at Riga TechGirls.
She is also the main person behind a comprehensive Startup Scene report about the Baltic region and an active Co-Creator at Riga TechGirls. Untypically for the tech sector, she holds a Master degree in Philosophy
Diana is a VC investor at Tallinn-based Superangel VC that has invested in 40+ companies including Bolt, Veriff, Starship, Sonarworks, Nordigen and more. She is actively involved in the Baltic startup ecosystem, as the former CEO of Latvian Startup Association and ex-investment director at the Riga-based Overkill Ventures. Diana is also the founder of Global Shapers Riga hub, an initiative powered by the World Economic Forum. Global Shapers unites well over 8,000 young professionals worldwide and aims to create local impact initiatives.
Arta has led much of her work life in the UK, Spain and New Zealand. After returning to Latvia, she entered the startup world and joined a venture capital fund Overkill Ventures. During her time there, Arta planned 4 acceleration programs, interviewed over 500 startups and led 23 pre-seed investments. Since Overkill, Arta has taken on the role of Head of Operations at a Latvian fintech startup Nordigen. In the last 6 months, the company has doubled in size. Now Arta is helping the team to reach the goal of becoming the leaders of open banking in Europe.