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Hotbed Land

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A one-week sprint for fundraising pre-seed founders
19-23 Feb 2024
virtual

Why Hotbed Land?

Expert Guidance

You're stuck and don't know the next step to take. Navigating your next steps in the early stages is super challenging, and we’re going to help you develop a gameplay.
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Community Connections 

Join a friendly and supportive community of like-minded peers. Network with talented individuals and gain insights from experienced founders who are eager to assist you well beyond the end of the one week sprint.
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What You'll Learn

Fundraising Basics

Startup Jargon

Validate Your Problem & Solution

Market Research Basics

Mistakes To Avoid

Speak With Confidence

Build The Best Deck

Finding Your First Users

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RAISING Your First Round

Anticipate raising money over the next 6 - 12 months? Learn how to fund your startup via angels, investors and other methods of funding your product build.

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FIGURING OUT HOW TO GET STARTED

You're stuck and don't know the next step to take. Navigating your next steps in the early stages is super challenging, and we’re going to help you develop a gameplay.
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WORKING OUT YOUR NEXT STEPS

You've just started to build a product but don't know how to take it to market. Learn how to build brand awareness, identify your customer base and develop a pricing strategy.
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FAQs

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Brand new founders! If you haven’t raised any money but are planning to in the near future, or have just started to build a product and are trying to figure out how to sell it, this is for you.

DOES THIS COST ANYTHING?

Just a £29.99 admin fee. If this is a challenge for you, just reach out and we'll take care of it, no questions asked.

WHO WILL I MEET?

Welcome to the friendliest founder community you’ll find (we can’t prove it, but we’re sure it’s true). You’ll be connected with a cohort of talented peers, and a group of experts and scaled founders who are here to help you.

WHAT'S THE TIME COMMITMENT?

Two-ish hours a day. You'll have "homework" to do each day, so also budget in a little time to do that.

“As a co-founder of a marketplace platform it's sometimes easy to get overwhelmed by the needs of your day to day. However, I definitely think that these 2 hours every day for the week are priceless. MA and Perdie are exceptional at bringing like minded folk together and offering a cohort full of super important info and content. I've connected with a ton of people that are already introducing me to their network. That coupled with the speakers that were so generous with their time and knowledge, makes this session a must do! Looking forward to seeing what comes next. And thank you!!”

Leanne Kehoe


Speakers You'll Learn From

Hannah Chappatte, Hybr

Hannah is the founder & CEO of Hybr, and recently closed a £3.34m seed round.

Lauren O'Donnell, Oatsu

Lauren is the founder & CEO of Oatsu, which you can find in Holland & Barrett. She recently raised a successful crowdfunding round on Seedrs as well.

Anthony Rose, SeedLegals

Anthony is the founder & CEO of SeedLegals, which is backed my Index Ventures.

Shahryar Barati, Project Ventures

Shahryar is the founder & director at Project Ventures. He is also an active venture scout.
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Engin Yenidunya, Angel & Finance Expert

Engin is an angel investor, and founder of the angel syndicate, 21x21. He’s invested $1 billion of equity, underwrote $2.5 billion of debt, raised $55m for startups, and is the former CFO of MUBI.

Perdie Alder & M Coyle, Hotbed

Co-founders of Hotbed.

Daily Breakdown

Day 1 (10:00 - 12:30)

In Day 1, we’ll debunk fundraising myths, and learn the difference between raising from friends, angels, and VCs.

DAY 2 (10:00 - 11:30)

In Day 2, we’ll cover what you need to know ahead of your first raise, and hear from a founder who recently closed her seed round.

DAY 3 (10:00 - 12:30)

In Day 3, we’ll cover what should be included in your pitch deck, common pitch deck problems to avoid and hear how investors assess your pitch.

DAY 4 (10:00 - 11:30)

In Day 4, we’ll hear from a founder who recently closed a crowdfunding round on what you need to know if you’re considering this option, and the importance of storytelling in your pitch.

DAY 5 (10:00 - 12:30)

In Day 5, it’ll be time to practice your pitch! We’ll also go over what the data says on how much to raise, and at what valuation.

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