Plus Eight Leap is a founder bootcamp for those looking to make the entrepreneurial leap and rapidly develop the capabilities needed to build a successful startup business. Over the course of the full-day weekend workshop, you'll be challenged by leading startup mentors and be given the support to test, develop and validate your startup idea and grow your skills as a great founder.
Everything we cover will help you grow as a founder and arm you with the knowledge to develop your startup idea. At the end of the day you'll have:
The tools and frameworks to identify your business model and validate your idea with your customers.
The best approaches straight from the Valley on how to find your first customers and grow your business.
We'll cover leading philosophy and approaches that will give you the right mindset ready to make your startup team succeed.
You'll walk away inspired, motivated and ready to share your big idea with the world.
As the program is about helping you grow your startup, we recommend coming with an existing startup idea that you're wanting to work on throughout the day.
The startup idea can be an existing business, or something that you have thought about but haven't worked on yet.
Developing by Google, design sprints is a proven model to test, iterate and improve your product in collaboration with your customers.
The foundation for many modern startups approaches, the Lean Startup is a critical part of any founder's toolkit.
Developed by Stanford and used by many of the worlds biggest brands, design thinking is an approach to developing products that your customers with love.
In just a few hours you go through a whirlwind process answering the key questions needed to develop your idea into a startup success. Leap provides all the important stuff, including coffee, Wifi, lunch and celebratory refreshments at the end of the day.
Welcome and introductions
How to develop a winning business model.
How to test and validate your idea.
How to find your first customers.
The Catalyst Crunch: 60-second pitches.
Wrap-up and celebration.
The question we constantly ask ourselves is "would we be where we are now had we not done Plus Eight?" The answer is a resounding no.
Plus Eight has enabled us to not only expedite our growth but the way we think about product development and our go to market strategy.
- Dave Newman, Founder and CEO @ Ovass
Plus Eight Accelerator Alumni