PACE - Program to Accelerate Creation of Entrepreneurs is a three-month immersion program aimed at early stage startups .The program provides focused coaching and consulting on three growth levers – CUSTOMER, CASH, and CAPACITY using SCALING LEAN principles. We provide investor and customer connects as part of the program.
Our growth coaches, domain experts and mentors will work with participating entrepreneurs one-on-one to help achieve tangible growth with the focus on right ‘Traction Metrics’.
PACE - Program to Accelerate Creation of Entrepreneursis a three-month immersion program aimed at early stage startups. DERBI and WF Venture ScaleUp together will select 10-15 startups that will be part of the blended immersion program.
Selected startups are required to attend the induction week sessions in person at This will be followed by fortnightly sessions conducted over weekends until program closure at the end of three months.
Stages of the program include
1. Induction Week
2. Three-month blended learning process
Mentorship : Access to high profile mentors. You will have access to the seasoned entrepreneurs, experienced investors and individuals with considerable expertise in their fields to give feedback, business connects and offer guidance.
We’ll arrange talks and chats on various aspects of business depending on the need of the startup cohort.
Sales Growth Guidance : Sales tools and techniques to help you in hyper-growth. Fundraising Support: Guidance on perfecting your pitch and various nuances of fundraising.
Top five startups have an opportunity to be incubated in DERBI Foundation seed fund supported long term incubation program. Other startup would have continued access to the mentor network and support.
All the application data that you share is confidential and will not be shared with anyone apart from the DERBI and WF team. As we receive many applications from startups with similar ideas/focus areas, please do not ask for an NDA at this stage. However, we shall get into a NDA once the program launches.
We need participant member to be in the host city for the duration of 3 months. However, we need cofounders and key team members to be physically accessible during the induction week and fortnightly sessions.
It is your responsibility to find your own accommodation, however, you can reach out to our program coordinator once selected for any assistance.
You can expect intensive full-day workshops/review sessions every other weekend (Thursday/Friday). During the week, following the workshop/sessions, the founders work closely with the growth coach allocated to them to apply the learnings of the workshop in their business to achieve results. The growth coach and founder meet at least once a week to assess the progress of the goals.
Application acceptance is closed for this cohort. If you have any queries please contact email@example.com
Two founders per startup can join the program. If you have any additional requirements, please reach out to our team.
Top five startups have opportunity to be incubated in DERBI Foundation seed funded support long term incubation program. Other startup would have continued access to the mentor network and support.
If you are interested, DERBI Foundation can offer office spaces to selected startups at attractive rates through agreements with partner entities. Reach out to our team if you need more information regarding this service.
We will get back to you in 10 days time from the close of application date.
We receive many applications and choose the top 10-15 companies as judged by a panel of entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts. We shall provide a brief feedback along with our intimation e-mail. You can definitely apply for the subsequent programs after making more progress on the business.