FoundersDoor Kicks Off! 🚀 - Issue #1

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FoundersDoor Kicks Off! 🚀 - Issue #1
By Kwaku Dapaah • Issue #1 • View online
Your regular update on the progress of FoundersDoor, the YSYS pre-accelerator for 18-24 year old, underrepresented founders in London; supported by OneTech Talent, a provider of The Mayor of London Digital Talent Programme and NBS Ventures.
Drop me a line: kwaku@thisisysys.com

Highlights
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YSYS are extremely excited (if you hadn’t noticed) to have launched FoundersDoor last weekend. We have on-boarded an inspirational cohort of five teams made up of 18-24 year old founders keen and bursting with energy to put behind their startups.
The day kicked off with a session on team building and how the founders can make best use of their different backgrounds and skills to bring the best out of each other as well as how to deal with the uncomfortable but inevitable team conflicts.
With founders eager to get stuck into the meaty entrepreneurship content, the second workshop of the day was a deep dive into Customer Discovery and Sales from the wonderful Jenny Judova. Teams left the session with a lot of food for thought with one particular founder having the sudden epiphany that her assumed end consumer really wasn’t her customer after all. We imagine there’ll be a lot more of those over the next few weeks…
Teams meet their mentors for the first time over lunch.
Teams meet their mentors for the first time over lunch.
With last week focused on customers, we’re looking forward to tackling the product side of things this Saturday. Tech startup mentor and author K.N. Kukoyi will deliver Creating Products that Serve Your Market and startup coach, Muhammad Malik introduces the idea of how mindfulness techniques can be used to develop creative design thinking for entrepreneurs.
Until next week!
Related News
1. We had a lovely little feature in the Evening Standard about the launch of FoundersDoor. Check it out!
2. AJ, Founder of Spiela tells us about his experience on his first week of FoundersDoor!
Week 1 @YSYS FoundersDoor - AJ Alao - Medium
3. Can mindfulness make us better entrepreneurs? Inspired by the upcoming workshop, I wrote a piece exploring this idea below. What do you reckon? There’s a cool guide for download too!
Can mindfulness make us better entrepreneurs? - YSYS - Medium
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