Startup First Steps

What is Techscaler Startup First Steps?

Startup First Steps is a practical course, designed for current or prospective startup founders in Scotland who are in the early stages of their startup journey with the goal of getting a first version of their product into the market.

It’s designed for individuals committed to exploring the viability and opportunity of a startup idea in a specific sector/market/problem area. You may still be at the idea stage, or further along and have some sort of product that you’re testing the viability of. Startup First Steps is designed to support founders in the ideation to MVP stage of startup development.

The Autumn '24 cohort begins September 4th 2024 and runs until November 27th 2024, with 10 weeks of live content and 3 weeks of events and supporting sessions.

Course delivery and format

Startup First Steps sessions are highly collaborative, balancing lectures from industry experts, founders at different stages of the startup journey, and practical and group activities and discussions to apply session teachings.

  • Ten, three-hour live sessions (held Wednesdays from 10-1pm) across 13 weeks
  • Three reflection weeks with hotdesking perks
  • No cost or equity stake involved, funded by the Scottish Government. See state aid info.
  • Hybrid format, accessible across Scotland, with in-person and online participation options, more info.
  • All course information and updates shared via a private cohort group on the Techscaler online community platform
  • Optional group drop-ins with selected speakers
  • Additional regional events to engage with the wider startup ecosystem and deep dive into specific course topics
  • Additional reading material and resources provided
  • Practical frameworks that you can implement directly into your startup

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