🧭 Compass is BACK!
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Compass Applications are Officially Open!
Compass Frequently Asked Questions
Investor Application to Compass Graduation / Demo Day Celebration
Are you an Ally who Wants to Support Compass?
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📣 ATTENTION WOC FOUNDERS:
Compass is back!
Founderland’s hands-on, investor-readiness program, designed to help early-stage founders navigate negotiations and pitches where bias might be at play.
Developed by founders for founders, this program will equip you with the skills and confidence you need to easily navigate negotiations and pitches. With expert guidance, peer accountability, and investor introductions, you'll be ready to ace your next pitch and fundraise like a boss!
We’ve got answers…
✨ When is this year’s Compass program?
Virtual expert sessions run from May 16th - June 16th, 2023. All of the sessions are virtual, with the exception of our Graduation and demo day happening in person, in Berlin, on June 16th from 4-6 pm. (Details TBA)
✨ Who can participate in Compass?
We are excited to offer Compass for early-stage Founderland members, building tech or tech-enabled startups, who want to raise angel or VC funds within the next 6 months to 1 year.
✨ How many people will be accepted into Compass?
We will be accepting a maximum of 16 founders.
✨ What industries is Compass open to?
Compass welcomes founders and startups from all industries.
✨ How much time is required to participate in Compass?
The required time commitment is 10 hours weekly (4 hrs live sessions) and self-paced learning (5-7 hrs/week). However, to get the most out of Compass, we suggest that founders spend 15 hours a week on the program.
✨ I have already participated in accelerators in the past. How is Compass different from other programs?
Compass stands out because it is a program designed by founders for founders. Our focus is on helping historically marginalized entrepreneurs overcome common barriers to success. Our curriculum is tailored to provide practical training on navigating bias in negotiation and pitching. We firmly believe that hands-on workshops, practice, and role-play are essential for successfully raising your next round.
✨ What will program participants be doing? What are workshops like?
Each week, Compass by Founderland provides live sessions with expert coaches and mentors, many of whom have been both founders and investors. These sessions offer valuable insights and guidance to the cohort. Additionally, participants will have access to self-paced learning materials to help them practice what they have learned. To ensure accountability and support, we provide cohort members with accountability partners who can provide feedback and help each other improve outside the program.
✨ How much does Compass cost?
At Founderland, our priority is to build an inclusive standard for entrepreneurs and knock down barriers that are often in place in the journeys of women of colour founders. Therefore, the program is cost-free and equity-free. All we ask is your full commitment and effort.
👩🏽💻 Visit our website for even more details, information & answers to your questions.
📣 ATTENTION INVESTORS:
Want to join us for the Compass Graduation / Demo Day celebration?
👀 Join a select group of investors to discover the next disruptive start-up at our Compass Graduation / Demo day celebration on June 16th from 4:00-7:00 PM, CET in Berlin! Limited spots available, apply now to secure your spot and move the needle together with us.
👋 CALLING IN OUR ALLIES:
Join us in our mission to empower women entrepreneurs by sharing your knowledge and skills.
Do you have a wealth of experience in reviewing pitches or expertise in other areas that could benefit the Compass 2023 Cohort? We want to hear from you!
Send us an email at email@example.com with the Subject: Ally Support for Compass.
Let's make a difference together!
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We believe that sharing is an act of kindness, which is why we want to encourage you to spread the word about Compass!
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