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Product-Led Growth Week EMEA

Apply to 1 of 50 spots to attend this week full of content to learn how your product can be the main driver of growth and why this approach has been used by successful startups like Slack, Dropbox, Zoom and many others.

Out of the 50 startups, 10 will be selected by the end of the week to participate in our investment Due Diligence process.

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Applications have officially closed for the November edition. 

Stay tuned for dates for our next Product-Led Growth Week!

The program is cash and equity free

At the end of the week, we will select 10 startups that will be offered an opportunity to participate in a Due Diligence Process for a potential investment in their companies by TheVentureCity, BStartup BancSabadell and/or Wayra.

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A Joint Initiative

TheVentureCity, BStartup BancSabadell and Wayra have partnered to bring this program to 50 high potential startups from Pre-Seed to Pre-Series A in EMEA.

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Testimonials from previous editions

“Product-Led Growth week was super insightful for us at FutbolMarkt. We really benefited from the wide expertise the team brought to all the sessions, and it really inspired us to both change, and improve a few key processes within our growth strategy. “

CEO and Co-Founder of FutbolMarkt.com

“Well-rounded week covering all of the basis for a SaaS business. Very powerful when topics are implemented as part of your business processes.”

President of Customs City Global Solutions Inc.

“This was a transformative experience, because it literally transformed how we understood and approached our business. Within the first 2 days, it became worth it for me. Thank you again for helping us keep product and experience top of mind.”

CEO & Head of Product of Socialaim.co

“It was an incredible experience. I learned many concepts and ways of measuring data, I was also aware of some mistakes I was making on a day-to-day basis, so with the examples they provided I have modified and adapted the user flow and some other important pieces. The speakers did an impeccable job and the way they explained the topics was dynamic and effective.”

Founder of TokTalk

About The Program

Why participate in Product-Led Growth Week?

You and your co-founders will have the chance to hear how investors approach Product-Led Growth. 

Having come from high-growth companies like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Pinterest, eBay and others, our speakers have spent the last several years guiding startups through Seed and Series A stages.

Along the way we have continually refined our approach to growing startups based on extensive trial-and-error and pattern matching. Product-Led Growth Week is an opportunity for us to share the highlights with you in a condensed format. 

Over the five days, you will learn how we think about things like…

  • Moving quickly 
  • Designing the product in a user-centric way
  • Making the product the centerpiece of the go-to market strategy
  • Acquiring and retaining customers
  • Making data-driven decisions
  • Fundraising

You'll discover how to get your startup to these kinds of MRR results:

Dates & Details

This program is 100% cash and equity-free. Even better, at the end of the program we will select 10 startups to participate of the Investment Due Diligence process of TheVentureCity, BStartup BancSabadell and/or Wayra.

  • Dates: Monday, November 16th – Friday, November 20th
  • Time Commitment: 3 hours per day in two 1.5h sessions (3pm-4:30pm and 6pm-7:30pm GMT+2)
  • Location: This program is fully remote. Join us from anywhere with adequate bandwidth!

Schedule

Monday, November 16th 

Tuesday, November 17th

Wednesday, November 18th

Thursday, November 19th

Friday, November 20th

  1. 12:30pm-1:15pm  Venture Capital & Product-Led Growth (Register here). A panel moderated by Brooke Richardson w/ TheVentureCity (Andrés Dancausa), BStartup BancSabadell (Jose Carol) and Wayra (Irene Gómez)
  2. 1:15pm-1:30pm Announcement of the Top10 startups of the Product-Led Growth Week w/ TheVentureCity (Iñigo Eguia), BStartup BancSabadell (Marta Campillo) and Wayra (Carlos Ruisánchez)

Who Are We And Why Are We Organizing This Program?

Who are we?

TheVentureCity is a new venture and growth acceleration model that helps diverse founders achieve global impact. We are led by an international Dream Team, with experience in hypergrowth tech companies, and inspired by the need for transparency, diversity and fairness in the industry.

Wayra is the the most global, connected and tech-driven open innovation hub in the world. Wayra is present in 7 hubs with activity in 10 countries in Europe and Latin America, with a clear objective: help startups to scale. Wayra has a portfolio of over 400 startups and more than 100 are already working to provide disruptive solutions to Telefonica and its global network of 350 million customers.

BStartup is the Banc Sabadell program to support young innovative technology companies. BStartup offers:

  • Offices and specialized products in startups: we offer specialized offices and agents and a special risk circuit for the operations of this type of company.
  • Equity Investment: we invest 1.000.000 euros a year in ten early-stage startups.
  • Collaborative Innovation: we accelerate the pace of digital innovation of Banc Sabadell thanks to the openness and the partnership with entrepreneurs.

Why are we organizing this Program?

We are interested in promoting Product-Led Growth practices to Seed startups so that they can grow more, faster and healthier. We are active investors in Seed startups around Europe and with this Program we want to locate 50 promising startups that are willing to adapt Product-Led Growth practices to their businesses and find the right funding partners for their entrepreneurial journeys.

FAQs

What do we look for in startup teams?

We’re looking for software-enabled companies that have formed within the last three years that have at least two team members working on the business full time and at least one of them has a technical background. We are looking specifically for startups in Pre-seed to Pre-Series A stages. All industries are welcome to apply.

What are the terms of the program?

The program is completely cash and equity free. At the end of the program we will select 10 startups to participate of the Investment Due Diligence process of TheVentureCity Growth Accelerator, BStartup BancSabadell and/or Wayra. No commitment to join the accelerator is required.

What are the program sessions like?

Each session will be led by one of our in-house experts covering topics from product strategies, growth tactics, user acquisition, fundraising, etc. The speakers have held high-level roles at some of the biggest tech companies in the world including Facebook, Google, Pinterest and Whatsapp. There will be plenty of time for Q&A. Please note the program is completely virtual so all sessions will be hosted via Zoom.

What is the time commitment?

The program will run for one week starting Monday, November 16th until Friday, November 20th and consists of eight 1.5 hour sessions in total. Check the schedule for the exact times and content.

How many people from my team can participate?

If you are selected you can invite up to a total of 4 people from your team to each session.

Does participation in Product-Led Growth Week increase my chances of getting an investment from TheVentureCity, BStartup BancSabadell and/or Wayra?

Yes. At the end of the program we will select 10 startups to participate of the Investment Due Diligence process of TheVentureCity Growth Accelerator, BStartup BancSabadell and/or Wayra. No commitment to join the accelerator is required. Participation in Product-Led Growth Week does not guarantee investment but all participating startups will be eligible for consideration.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

BStartup is the Banc Sabadell program to support young innovative technology companies. BStartup offers: Offices and specialized products in startups, Equity Investment, Collaborative Innovation.

TheVentureCity is a new venture and growth acceleration model that helps diverse founders achieve global impact. We are led by an international Dream Team, with experience in hypergrowth tech companies, and inspired by the need for transparency, diversity and fairness in the industry.

Wayra is the interface between Telefónica and the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Wayra is present in 7 hubs with activity in 10 countries in Europe and Latin America, with a clear objective: help startups to scale.

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