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Supporting talented startup founders.

The Founders Academy is an intensive 6-week programme for early-stage founders, that focuses on fundraising and core startup skills.
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The Founders Academy is a programme built by founders for founders to improve skills, fundraising and startup progress.

Areas we cover:

Pitch Decks & Pitching
Storytelling
Vision & Mission
Problems & Solutions
Product
Pricing Models
Market Sizing

Competitor Analysis
Business Models
Metrics
Go-To-Market Strategies
Growth & Traction
Financial Models
Legal & Accounting

The Programme

An intense schedule over a 6-week period that covers the core areas that support with fundraising and upskilling for founders. You will graduate with a pitch day in front of a room of investors.

Skills, Tools & Strategies

Building and running a startup requires a unique set of skills. We kick the tyres on your business and help you to understand where to focus your energy and how to operate in a way that will accelerate your success. 

Fundraising Structure

Fundraising is hard. Really hard. We help you carve out the time to do it well, avoid common pitfalls and understand the right approach for you and your business.

Pitch, Story & Narrative

The stories we tell matter more than anything. They help us win our first customers, employees and investors. We help you reimagine your business, understand your vision and how you present it to the world.

“This programme has already helped us distill the essence of our business. Very highly recommended.”

Sam Bates

Co-Founder, Amplify Link

“It’s been a great experience… the programme broke down challenging topics like ‘mission’ & ‘story’ into manageable chunks.”

Dominic Chapman

Co-Founder, Helpfulpeeps

“Reading Together is considerably stronger as a result of the programme.”

Tom Smart

Founder, Reading Together

“As a sole founder, without the resources to have my own dream team just yet, it has been enormously valuable…”

Claire Ladkin

Founder, All About The Cooks

About Us

At Simpleweb we are passionate about startups. We support founders through software and product development, non-exec advisory roles and investment. We have invested in 20+ startups. Below are some of the companies in our portfolio:

The Founders Academy is a programme built by founders for founders to improve skills, fundraising and startup progress.