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12 Weeks Program |
10 Founders

Direct Access to Founders & Experts from Accel Community

75+

Consumer tech
startups
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Your Coaches

We have got some of the best founders & operators across various sectors so that you get access to contextual learnings & feedback throughout your early stage journey.

Pravin Jadhav
Ex-Freecharge & Paytm Money
Market Research
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Mukesh Bansal
CureFit
Presentation
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Abhiraj Singh Bhal
UrbanCompany
Presentation
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Anjana Reddy
WROGN
User Growth
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Binny Bansal
Xto10X, Flipkart
Market Research
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Deepak Abbot
indiagold, Ex Paytm
User Growth
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Saikiran Krishnamurthy
Xto10X, Flipkart
User Growth
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Rashie Jain
Onco.com
User Growth
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Kunal Shah
CRED
User Growth
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Program Overview

Founder Stack’s Consumer Tech Cohort is a 12 week program aiming to help pre Product-Market Fit founding teams with everything needed to go to Market.

Program Overview
WEEK 1
WEEK 2
WEEK 3
WEEK 4
WEEK 5
WEEK 6
WEEK 7
WEEK 8
WEEK 9
WEEK 10
WEEK 1
WEEK 3

Market Research

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Market Sizing & Segmentation for a consumer tech startup

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Science of User Research & Best Practices

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Building your GTM based on the market opportunity

WEEK 4
WEEK 5

Product

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Build PMF Strategy

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Improving product market fit score with your first set of users

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Increasing stickiness for your first 1000 users

WEEK 6
WEEK 8

User Growth

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Exploring growth channels to get to first 100,1000, 10K users in your business cateogory

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Organic and Inorganic Demand Generation

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Setting up Metrics and tools for tracking growth

WEEK 9
WEEK 10

User Growth

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Designing Network effects, Growth Loops and Social Loops

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Case studies of pricing models and up-sell/x-sell

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Getting your onboarding, landing pages and branding right

WEEK 11
WEEK 12

Presentation

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All about Fundraising for a consumer tech startup

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Demo Day with Accel + Angels + Future Angels

The program is designed to help founder’s answer

“How to double down on a GTM strategy?”

“What is a large market opportunity in your space?”

“How to ace organic & paid marketing & design network effects to reach to 100K users?”

"How did a similar business in your space unlock growth in the initial days?”

“ How to think about user growth and what channels work best in your business category?”

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What happens during
the program?

  • Masterclasses

    Expert led session on topics that are tactical for a founder

    Founder Sessions

    Have interesting conversations with founders and learn from their experiences

  • Sounding Board

    We allocate a group of relevant experts who shall help you throughout the program

    Private Roundtables

    Contextual discussion with industry leaders to help shape your strategies

  • 1 on 1’s

    We schedule meetings with relevant people in the industry to help get constant feedback on your journey

    Community Nights

    We deeply care about community building and host multiple activities online to engage founders beyond work.

This is not a general series of gyaan filled webinars. You will get Actionable Frameworks, Outcome Based, Deep & Contextual Insights

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Our Alumni

Anand Sinha
Co-Founder, Leap.Clup
Previously Global Head Zomato Gold
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Puneet Khanduri
Co-Founder, Sn126
Previously Engineering Head - Twitter India
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Vikas Malpani
Co-Founder, Leher App
Previously Founder of Common Floor
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Andrew Moses
Co-Founder, Tenant Cube
Previously #7 Employee at Freshworks
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Shruti Kapoor
CoFounder- TryWingman
Previously part of Y-Combinator S19
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Yasharth Mishra
Co-Founder, SuperBeings
Previously Sr. Product Manager- Amazon
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Is this program for you ?

Pre-Product
Market Fit

You have an idea and made progress in the last few months on it. You can be building your prototype, about to launch, finding your first employees or just raised some fund.

Looking for a Sounding Board

Early stage is a very crucial phase to steer your business towards venture scalability. You must be looking for some experts in your domain who can guide you on specific things that can help you a lot.

Need contextual insights & not Gyaan

While you are executing you want insights that can help you to move faster. This could be tactical knowledge from experts that are very contextual to your stage of the company and category

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FAQs

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What sectors are included in the consumer tech program?
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If you are building a consumer first product for India or the global market across any category

Consumer brand, Content / Gaming, E-commerce, Edutech, Fintech, Healthtech, Online services & others - you are open to apply for the program.

What perks will you get for joining the program ?
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The selected team will get access to cloud credits by AWS and access to tools like Chargebee, Freshworks, Segment, Notion and more. We also offer Rs 2 Lakh per team work of services from agencies, consultants, freelancers to help you scale faster.

Is Founder Stack an accelerator program?
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No, this is not an accelerator program. This program is not funding-centric but provides high signal, highly contextual mentorship based on your idea, market and business model

When is the program conducted every week ?
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This program starts in Nov and we will have 1-on-1’s & Sounding Board meeting on tuesday and one half of thursday for Masterclasses.

Applicants in which stages are accepted ?
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We accept founders from Idea to pre-product market phase,and  those who have not raised significant venture capital that will make it difficult for them to spend time on this and correct their  course.

Are there any terms & conditions to join the program? Will I have to dilute any equity?
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No, this is a no strings attached program. You will not have to dilute any equity to build with the help of Accel.

Why did Accel start this and what do we get out of it?
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This is our community-driven initiative. We don't take any equity for you to join and be part of Founder Stack. Consumer Tech is our forte and we want to help many founders with our decade of expertise. This is our effort to contribute to the founder ecosystem without any strings attached.

The more Founders benefit in the early stages, the more amazing companies are built in India - which eventually contributes to the growth story of the startup ecosystem and the country. This is what we strongly believe in at Accel.

How will the program be hosted during COVID-19?
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The program will be completely online & remote.

Do I have to be part of all the 12 weeks? What is the advantage?
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Yes. At least one founder has to be part of all the weeks,calls etc

We only select 8-10 teams and bring one of the best peoples coaches. If you are willing to be part of the programs, you will have to spend about 12 weeks with us to make full use of this program. Being part of 12 weeks opens access to our network for future, community platforms, constant support from accel team, lot of references, office space post covid and much more.

What is the application process and final dates to apply
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Step 1: Fill the application form + optional video

Step 2: 1-1 Interview with partners

Step 3: Selections

 

 

Dates: Apply before 20th October. Selections happen on rolling basis.

 

Program Duration: Nov’20 to Jan’21

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