Paperclip loves to work with Startups and all kinds of entrepreneurs; What keeps us up at night is how we can help Founders ‘get to plan B faster’! Startups need more help than they can imagine. Good thing that Paperclip has made it its mission to help startups, by offering space, programs and a community, that greatly improves the chances of startup success.
Fresh off the launch of our post-accelerator program demo day we're pleased to announce the official launch of our latest mentoring program. This program supports our belief in focusing on the quality of the entrepreneurs' journey and our experience tells us that mentors play an important role here.
The challenge with mentoring today is that it is at its best, inconsistent and at its worst, a waste of time. Mentoring needs to be consistent so it can be impactful. Deepak wanted to improve the Mentoring process and after testing different solutions and formats, he designed structured mentoring sessions, using the best startup tools, in our case, based on the Lean Startup methodologies, the same tools behind our Business Model Design workshops.
Deepak designed these new programs called Startup Mentoring Intensives (SMI) to be short and intensive, working with experienced, vetted mentors and focusing on topics like Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Design, Investor Readiness, etc. The goals are to greatly improve the quality of the founder's impact by getting clarity on where they are and where they need to go while addressing their current challenges and the ones they don't know about yet. We're testing our Video production skills and created a short video here to talk about the SMIs.
Startups need more help than they can imagine! Our experience tells us that mentors play an important role here. Mentoring today is at its best, inconsistent and at its worst, a waste of time. Mentoring needs to be consistent so it can be impactful. FREE event.
Blue Startups is a Top 20 Accelerator in the US (Techcrunch) focused on helping scalable-technology companies including web, software and mobile compete on a global scale. With an extensive global network, Blue Startups is fast becoming a nexus of entrepreneurial activity in Hawaii, and between Asia and North America. Apply now!
Paperclip is thrilled to announce that we are an official partner of the Startup Launchpad 2017 Event. We invite you to join us in Hong Kong, on April 11 - 14 & 18 - 21, 2017 to learn more about the current #Hardware trends and developments in 2017. Join over 60,000 attendees and 300+ startups. If you are planning to be in Hong Kong and want to join like-minded people then join us!
The Zubin Foundation launched Diversity List & Community Connectors 2017 last week. Building on the success of Diversity List 2016 (5 out of 16 candidates has been appointed to government advisory committees), Diversity List 2017 profiles 22 individuals across various professions who have been through a screening process with Spencer Stuart, a leading recruitment firm and partner on the project. We would like to share this to you, check out the booklet (online version) here!