Guiding principles to frame your design decisions, so your accelerator moves the needle for your founders and investors.
I'm all about P2P methods to empower founders. I started Founder-Centric and Leancamp, and most recently Source Institute which develops state-of-the-art peer-education methods for the world's most challenging environments.I've trained startups all over the world, and helped bring some of the most useful thinking from the startups to founders in the developing world, creative industries and a huge variety of new startup communities. I like working at a grassroots level, but am also a European Commission evaluator and help with regional economic development. We started by delivering core training in over 20 accelerators (Seedcamp, Microsoft Ventures, Startupbootcamp) and 4 universities (Oxford, UCL, Imperial College, LBS), mainly getting teams to traction with a more practical, time-sensitive approach to workshops. We moved to specialising in program design, sharing lessons from our own accelerator projects and ultimately helping a more diverse range of clients design programmes that deliver their goals, with our experience. Our corporate clients (Orange, ASOS, Unilever) have engaged us in the design and delivery of multi-stream innovation programs. Typically, these program are centred around internal / external accelerators, new product / business line development and include the delivery of techniques, processes and culture change across the organisation.We've worked extensively across Europe and Africa, and in specialists verticals from cleantech to agriculture. If there are no maps where you're going, let's find the guides! Get in touch: salimvirani.com