RISE: THE LIFE YOU WANT

IS WITHIN REACH

 

Tired Of Working For Someone Else? 

 

Do you want to take control of your life and career and be your own boss?

Have you had an idea in your head for a while but just don't know how to make it a reality?  

Or have you started your entrepreneurial journey but things aren't quite falling into place! 

Then you are in the right place!  The Female Founder Squad was created to support women just like you.

It’s Time To Believe In Yourself 

We can help you turn your business idea into a reality

INTRODUCING...

RISE: The Female Founders Squad's 6 Week Pre-Accelerator  Program

WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM DIFFERENT?

Our program moves away from the traditional one-size-fits-all Accelerator model. We understand that a female founders entrepreneurial journey is much different from that of her male counterparts.

Why? Because globally in 2021 89% of VC funding went to male founders, and only 2% of female founders received funding.

That data shows that we are not on a level playing field here and that fundamentally women are having to create their startups within a system that is  flawed.

Therefore our approach reflects this and is tailored specifically to the journey of a female-led startup.

MODULE #1 - SPARK

We introduce Lean Methodology to find out if your idea has value & learn how mitigate your biggest risks: 

Objective: Frame & validate the hypothesis needed to achieve problem-solution fit.

MODULE #2 - ALIGHT

Get an understanding of the different business models and if your idea is scalable and unique:

Objective: To better understand the scalability within your chosen market and the importance customers of customer segmentation

MODULE #3 - IGNITE

Find out how to test your assumption & chosen business model through your first product iteration aka the MVP:

Objective: Understand how to test your business model through your MVP and which metrics will help you understand the iterations needed

MODULE #4 - RISE

Here we look at using data to understand retention to achieve PMF & what strategies to use to capitalize on momentum.

Objective: Learn how to identify product-market fit, and how to leverage momentum. 

MODULE #5 - SOAR

Once you have the indication of product/market fit how can you build on that to achieve massive scale or even blitzscale.

Objective: Get a true understanding of when and how to grow & the important of a growth team

MODULE #6 - STORY & FUNDING

Develop your most compelling brand story and pitch plot and gain insights into the startup investment world.

Objective: Build and deliver a compelling pitch and get understanding of the funding landscape.

GROUP COHORT

Our group cohorts provide that valuable peer-to-peer experience so that we can learn together, share and discuss our experiences, our challenges and our visions in a safe and confidential environment.

Each week will consist of virtual 2-3 hour cohort sessions, with additional office hour session made available t provide further support.

Resources such as videos, workbooks and templates are provided to make it easy for you to apply your learning to your own business idea.

 

I'M ZOE.

Mother of two awesome humans, founder, mentor and seeker of equality...I founded my startup to support and elevate founders like you to create and grow successful startups.

I believe that every woman should have access to the support, knowledge and funding she needs to innovate and participate in helping to shape our culture, our society and our collective economies. 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE..

 

Founding a startup is exciting and exhilarating but with so much to learn, it can also be overwhelming and lonely.  There are so many courses, accelerators and programs out there that put founders under so much pressure to do things their way, within their timescales and that it can have an negative impact on you and your business.

We don't do that at FFS, we encourage founders to go at their pace and provide the support, mentoring and coaching you need to flourish.

Hear what one of our members and student from the first cohort had to say....

 

"FFS has been my saviour. When starting the other accelerator I was bursting with enthusiasm, drive, positive attitude and determination. I whole heartedly believed I had the best idea in the world. I had confidence and was prepared to do what it took around my family life with two small children. I was not aware of the divide in the opportunity for women and men in the industry but soon learnt the hard way.
FFS you have picked up the pieces for me after I had been broken down to the point I questioned if Tech is an industry I even want to be part of. Through your accelerator I have been empowered, supported, coached and provided with practical steps that have helped me to work in a flexible and efficient way that means I get results. The level of education has been excellent and comprehensive, straight to the point of exactly what is needed. I have gained access to a valuable network of founders, educators, angel investors and coaches. I have been listen to, respected and had my confidence in both myself and the industry reinstalled. I couldn't ask for more. I can not recommend your female founders accelerator enough and wish I had found you sooner."

FIND THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU!

Everyone’s journey is different. Find the right package for you:

RISE: BITESIZE TASTER PROGRAMME

£49

ONE-OFF PAYMENT

  • Instant access to our 5 Module Bitesize Programme (4-5hrs work)
  • Access the 25 bite-size videos used in our 6wk programme
  • Printable workbook for all 5 Modules
  • Exercise Templates Included
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RISE: 6 WEEK PRE-ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME

TBC

  • Access to the weekly 2-3 hour cohort sessions
  • Weekly office hour mentoring sessions
  • Access to the FFS Private Community Platform  
  • Access to all RISE: Startup Academy resources including 25 videos, workbooks, templates 
  • Two bonus modules
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RISE: 6 WK PRE-ACCELERATOR ONE TO ONE MENTORING PROGRAMME

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  • Weekly 2-hour one-to-one sessions
  • Weekly office hour mentoring sessions
  • Access to all RISE: Startup Academy resources including 25 videos, workbooks, templates 
  • Two bonus modules
  • 1 Year free access to FFS Community
  • Access to Investor Matching Tool
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"If you are a female founder looking for a kick start to your business I highly recommend signing up to Female Founder Squad Startup Academy. Zoe is approachable and very knowledgable on start up business, investment and growth. Her programme is superb, and provides you with accountability, peer knowledge and community. I've binged lots of short courses and Zoe's is the most comprehensive programme I've taken part in."
 
Rachel Mills, Founder of Buttercup Learning

"The FFS Startup Academy was a truly pivotal accelerator for my product. It forced me to revise the basic foundations of my business and create structure and a roadmap to my MVP. Zoe was both compassionate and highly skilled, offering additional support in getting me to the next level and I am SO excited for my startup to launch this week...something I had previously doubted before joining the course!"

 
Jamie Wilson, Founder of Taileur