Born Global Ventures is excited to partner with Women in AI USA to launch WaiVALIDATE, a free 4-week boot camp specially designed for early-stage founders to validate and develop their tech startups.
90% of startups fail, and one of the top reasons is lack of product market fit. Most founders don’t conduct enough market research until they launch their product. We believe it is critical to integrate market validation at ideation and in all the stages of startup development, instead of an afterthought. It will save lots of time and effort and greatly increase the chance of startup success.
Women entrepreneurship is increasing globally, and recent research suggests that there are 114% more female entrepreneurs in the US today than 20 years ago, and women have started 49% of new businesses in the US in 2021 compared with only 28% in 2019. However, only 2% of U.S. venture capital funding is allocated to female-led ventures.
What is WaiVALIDATE?
The WaiVALIDATE program is a free 4-week intensive boot camp offering educational workshops, mentorship, coaching and counseling, strategic partnerships, investor relations, and startup perks.
Every week, founders will attend ONLINE synchronized sessions of two hours: the first hour dedicated to hands-on workshops on problem identification, market validation, strategic planning, and selling/pitching and the second hour to relationship building in breakout rooms with experienced founders, partners, investors, and most importantly, mental health counselors and professional coaches.
Additionally, you will gain a supportive network of mentors, partners, and investors as well as perks and resources for your startups.
How to Apply?
If you’re a pre-seed startup founder looking for guidance to validate and develop your startup, submit your application at the link given below. We believe that investing in diverse entrepreneurs means tapping into previously unexplored potentials. Therefore, in the spirit of “zero exclusion”, founders from all backgrounds regardless of gender and ethnicity are welcome to join.
How to Get Involved:
With the mission to “cultivate the galaxy of global innovation,” we welcome all the stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem to join us. You are more than welcome to be a part of WaiVALIDATE if you are an
- experienced entrepreneur interested in mentoring new founders
- early-stage investor looking for the next gamechanger
- organization supporting ethical and inclusive entrepreneurship
Please fill this form to let us know you’re interested in getting involved. We look forward to hearing from you and exploring ways to collaborate on this mission.