XPLORE Market Pioneer
Walk with Confidence, We've Got Your Back

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Take Your Start-up to New Heights

Are you up for boosting your concept up to market readiness and gain the confidence you need to secure your first customer?

In this intensive six-week program, you'll learn how to combine value-based and commercial thinking to develop a winning strategy for your start-up. From sales to pilot customers, from pricing to first product – we'll help you navigate complex market demands and prepare you for success.

Do hands-on testing and reflection

Develop a winning strategy for your start-up

Get skills to present your concept

Gain confidence to grow

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How It Works

  • Entry as a committed team with a validated solution

  • 6-week intense and practical program

  • Eight hours of coaching per team with reviews and feedback

  • Applied knowledge from founders and experts

Program

Practical sessions & hands-on mentality

  • Kick-off

  • Team Due Diligence

  • Primary Business Use Case

  • Co-Founder Search Strategies

  • Quantify the Value

  • Pilot Customer

  • Fireside Talk - Sales

  • Value Matrix

  • Founder Sales

  • Founder Storytelling

  • First Price

  • (Public) Funding Strategies

  • Build a Sales Engine

  • Investor Pitch Input

  • Product

  • First HR

  • First Recruiting

  • Pitch & Pizza

  • Understand VC

  • Final Pitch Event

Diving Deeper In this format, you will:

  • Validate your Beachhead Market with real customers

  • Define your prototype or first product (MVP)

  • Develop a funding strategy (public or private)

  • Complete your Core Team (Tech & Business)

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How To Apply

You must fill out our application form on our education platform called Cirqus to apply. You must create an account if you don't already have one. 

This is what we need from you:

  • Contact information

  • Start-up information

  • Latest pitch deck

  • Problem/solution fit

  • Beachhead market

Get notified to apply for batch #6 in July!

Want to join the next Market Pioneer batch? Key Dates for XPLORE Venture Creator Batch #5

  • APPLICATIONS OPEN

    Start-up Teams can
    start applying for Market Pioneer Batch #5 via Cirqus

  • APPLICATIONS END

    May 12th, 2024

  • SCREENING & ENTRY GATES

    13 - 17th May, 2024

  • TEAM SELECTION

    3rd of June, 2024

  • PROGRAM KICK OFF

    June 12th, 2024

  • FINAL PITCH EVENT

    July 23rd, 2024

Contact

Any questions about XPLORE Market Pioneer?

Reach out to us at xplore.marketpioneer@unternehmertum.de

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