What it is?
Donegal SCALE-X, a programme unlike any other,
BUILT BY INVESTORS – FOR ENTREPRENEURS.
Donegal SCALE-X focuses on giving you a deep understanding of the metrics that can drive your success, the skills to build financial models that stand up to investor scrutiny, and industry engagement and mentorship that give you valuable insights to adapt your business model to create the perfect fit.
Who is eligible?
- Any founder(s) with ambitions to grow their business globally.
- A technology (including lifesciences) or digital focus, but we’re open to any industry vertical.
- A commitment to grow your business from Donegal, no matter where in the world you live right now.
- The competition is open to residents of County Donegal or anyone that is part of the Donegal Diaspora within Ireland or worldwide.
Closing Deadline & Key Dates:
The closing date for applications is midday on the 24th of May. Successful applicants will be informed on the week of the 31st of May and the programme will kick off on the 9th of June.
Donegal SCALE-X is seeking founders that have a unique insight into their industry, borne out of deep industry expertise or an evident passion for their space, as well as solutions that solve a distinct customer problem.
We will select ten teams to go with us on this journey based on the scale of ambition of the founder/s, the potential market size of your chosen field, and, most importantly, the teams that we feel we can help the most. We will review every application and will interview shortlisted candidates on a rolling basis, so apply early to give yourself the best possible chance to be accepted.
Founder(s) must be available to participate on all programme days as outlined.
June 9th - Introductions & Understanding Your Business. Developing your expectations of us, and our expectations of you.
June 16th - Finance For Startups. Understanding the fundamentals of finance to ensure solid foundations for your business
June 23rd - Modelling And Metrics. Develop investor ready financial projections and build your business’ success metrics
June 30th - Right Product – Right Time. Understanding your customer and developing your product for fit
July 7th - Business Models & Metrics. Setting realistic and measurable KPI’s that ensure you can track your development.
July 14th - Telling Your Business Story. Understanding the story you wish to tell, the materials you need to tell it, and how to pitch in business settings.
July 21st - Marketing. Brand, PR and marketing fundamentals that create your pipeline for success.
July 28th - Sales. Developing your sales process, tracking relevant metrics and scaling the operations as you grow.
August 4th - Team & Culture. Designing your organisation, focusing on key early hires, and setting and scaling your culture.
August 11th - Finance And Investment. Understand the most appropriate sources of finance for your company and establishing the right investors for you.
August 18th - Building Your Investment Pipeline. The steps to investor readiness and building your investor data room. Polish your pitch.
August 25th - Experts’ Day. Need help with any aspect of your business? We have the experts to help!
September 1st - Programme Showcase – a celebration of your time on the programme and presenting how far you have come.
The sessions above will be interspersed with fireside chats and seminars from individuals locally and internationally who have scaled companies successfully, giving you the nuggets of their experiences and learnings along the way. Throughout the programme you will also be introduced to potential mentors, partners and investors who will spend time with you to develop your next steps.
If you have any questions about the programme or the process please email Brian at Journey Partners who will be leading on the training for this programme firstname.lastname@example.org