We have two programs in the pre-product market fit stage to help founders build their startup with Accel.
We curate the best perks, credits, resources for building a startup in early stages
We help founders to understand their market & discover large market opportunities
Objective of this layer is to help founders understand their strategy to reach PMF
The goal of this layer is to help founders with their go-to-market plans to increase their users and customers
In this layer, we help founders craft their narrative for customers and prepare them raise funds
Expert led session on topics that are tactical for a founder
Contextual discussion with industry leaders to help shape your strategies
We schedule meetings with relevant people in the industry to help get constant feedback on your journey
We allocate a group of relevant experts who shall help you throughout the program
Have interesting conversations with founders and learn from their experiences
We deeply care about community building and host multiple activities online to engage founders beyond work.
This is a Founder First platform. In early stages, only Founders matter and we want to empower them to build scalable startups. We look forward to working with good Founding Teams and building a great alumni network of Founders across the country.
Founders who are building Startups and believe that they can benefit from this program - can apply. (Please check the program framework to know if it’s useful for you)
No, this is not an accelerator program. This program is not funding centric but is more towards knowledge & exposure - to build more SaaS & Business Leadership skills.
No, this is a no strings attached program. You will not have to dilute any equity to build with the help of Accel. We are solving information asymmetry to build SaaS companies.
This is our community-driven initiative. We don't take any equity for you to join and be part of Founder Stack. SaaS 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.
Preferably Early Stage (Idea to Pre-PM Fit)
Our first cohort of Founder Stack was for SaaS startups. We spent 10 weeks with 32 founders to help them on their journey to PMF. Here is the blog announcing the cohort of founders and talking about what they are building.
If I ever get successful with my startup, I will give a hell lot of the credit to founder stack for helping me take the right decision in my journey
Founder Stack has been an incredible learning experience that has helped us broaden our understanding beyond just building the product to be able to market and sell globally. The program has helped us clear a lot of misconceptions that inexperienced SaaS founders like us would generally have and we've come out of the program with more clarity on what's important and what's not in our journey towards building a SaaS business.
Founder Stack is a perfect program to evaluate if you're building a fundable startup. With Founder Stack, you can engineer success for your startup with the right framework for each stage, coaches who have done that before, and an awesome community of founders to learn and grow together
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