Join us in our free monthly quick-fire 30 minutes sessions for growth-stage founders (late seed & series A+) to discuss your ideas and challenges, and get advice.
Our next office hours are on Friday, January 7th 10:00-12:00 GMT
Sessions are 30 minutes long and you can ask for advice on business growth, challenges, and get feedback from the team. Over the decades we’ve lived and breathed startups many times over. We can help you to avoid costly mistakes, and save you time by identifying approaches and solutions you may not have thought of.
This is our way of paying it forward, as a thank you for every time someone helped us in our own previous personal startup journey.
Keep an eye out for our startup and community events that we hold throughout the year.
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Who is it for?
We provide Office House for Founders who may not yet have enough in-house expertise or support via their network.
What you get?
Founders come to Office Hours to just get advice about strategy or challenges they are facing.
When to apply?
Office Hours is for meeting founders who at the late seed and Series A stage who are looking to scale up their business.
Upcoming Office Hours
7h January 2022
General Office Hours
28th January 2022
General Office Hours
18th February 2022
General Office Hours
Do you only offer Office Hours to UK-based companies?
We offer Office Hours to companies with management teams are based in the UK, US, and France. Office hours are conducted in English
Will you read my application beforehand?
Absolutely! To make sure we can help you in the quick-fire 30-minute session we will read your application and familiarise ourselves with your business beforehand. We only accept applications for startups where we feel we can add the most value.
Should I need to prepare anything?
Apart from the application, you don’t need to prepared anything. You should however be prepared to talk about your business in a succinct high-level way and answer our questions – check this link here which describes what we like to know
What is the typical format of the meeting?
We find the following format to be the most effective:
- We introduce ourselves – 5 mins
- You introduce yourself and your business – 5 mins
- Main discussion – 5 mins:
- What’s your biggest challenge?
- Why is this important to your business?
- Where do you need help?
- Ideas / outcome discussion – 10 mins
- Wrap-up – 5 minutes
Who will I meet?
Your call or meeting will be with a member of our Partners team who has the most relevant experience in your industry and business model
Why are the meetings only 30 minutes?
This is generally long enough to have a good conversation to cover one topic as the application will have allowed us to familiarise ourselves beforehand. As this is a free service we can only allocate a fixed amount of resources and it also allows us to help four companies per Office Hours session.
Any advice for things I should definitely not do?
Less is more. Don’t talk too quickly, be concise and keep it high level, as if you were talking to a friend or family member. Don’t get bogged down in the details, otherwise, the session will be finished before you know it and you won’t have got what you came here for.
What should I definitely do before the session?
The sessions are meant to be short and punchy so preparation is key. As they say, you can never be too prepared, and be sure to leave enough time for discussion. Enjoy and engage in the discussion.
What happens after Office Hours?
If you need further advice and it’s something simple send us an email and we’ll be happy to reply. If it’s something more than that there are a couple of other options:
You may wish to join our startup founders community and be matched with a group of founders who share common goals and who will provide you with a sounding board and advice, and vice versa.
Alternatively, you could book a single meeting or a block of mentoring sessions with us via the link here.
What video conferencing software will we be connecting on?
We use Zoom and you will receive a video meeting link 1 day before your session.
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