From August to December, twice a week, we'll work with up to 5 entrepreneurs from around the world, supporting them in their entrepreneurial projects. The questions below guide some of the problems we'll be working to solve. 


Business Planning + Pitching Prep

 

AUGUST -SEPTEMBER 

Business Planning 

  • What's the problem that I'm trying to solve? 
  • What has been done to solve this problem? 
  • What's the best approach to solve this problem? Is this systematic change? Why or why not?  
  • How can the solution be measured and sustained? 
  • Is now the best time to do this? Why or why not? 

Pitching Prep

  • What elements make up a strong pitch?
  • How does this project fit into a larger vision?
  • What's the operating and development cost of my project? 
  • Why will people invest in ME?
  • What investors should I be reaching out to? 
  • Who are key partners that would enhance this project? 

Crowdsourcing

 

SEPTEMBER - october 

Why crowdsource?

  • How is crowdfunding different from other fundraising strategies?  
  • What platform should I use? Why? 
  • What strategy will make me more likely to succeed? 
  • What should I spend most of my time doing? (in this 30 days) 
  • What is the best way to divide tasks among my team? 

Understanding "The Crowd" 

  • What role do social media and PR play in my crowdfunding efforts? 
  • Where is the crowd at? How can I best utilize the crowd? 
  • What is the best way to motivate someone to be part of my crowd?
  • What's the best way to approach a potential partner or sponsor?  
  • When should I acknowledge failure or success?  

Execution

october -November 

Deliverables

  • What's my execution plan and timeline? 
  • What are my deliverables? For my users? For my investors? 
  • How have my projections changed? If at all.    
  • What resources/connections did I gain from doing the campaign?
  • What did I lose/burned from doing the campaign? How can I recuperate some of the losses?  
  • What resources do I still need to execute my deliverables? 
  • What do these deliverables tell me about my product/service? 

Network

  • How can I keep my contributors and/or investors engaging? 
  • Who are collaborators I can now reach out to? 
  • What did I learn about my team, my product and my networks from the campaign? 

Evaluation 

NOVEMBER - December & Beyond 

Personal Growth

  • What skills did I gain from the experience? 
  • What did I learn from it? 
  • How did I fail throughout the experience?
  • How did I succeed?
  • How did this experience change my perception of disability? If at all. 

Project Feedback

  • What resources do I need to expand/continue my work? 
  • What strategic partners would be useful? 
  • Do I want to stay connected to the 2Gether network? If yes, How?  
  • Would I recommend this experience to someone else? Why or why not?
  • What would I change/improve about the experience?