Starting an ecommerce company? Please apply to Forward Partners Open Day

This is a copy of a post my colleage Dharmesh posted on the Forward Partners blog last week.

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We are really pleased to announce our second Forward Partners Open Day during London Tech Week on the 17th of June.

Our team are offering a day of their time to work with you and 3 other startups with an aim to give you a meaningful boost forward. We had great feedback from our first open day and we got on so well with one of the companies that we are now exploring whether we can partner with them on an ongoing basis.

We combine investment with a hands-on team of experts that work with our early seed startups every day, so if you need help with marketing, investment, product, tech, design and talent, then we have got you covered. Taking feedback from the first event we will be spending more time diving deeper in a single area with each company to really move the dial.

The chosen startups can expect to leave the day with key action points related to their current challenges and insights into their business that you might not have thought of before. During the last open day we helped startups understand how to navigate the investment journey, understand how to make better product decisions and shared different strategies to acquire early customers.

“THE OPEN DAY WAS ESSENTIALLY A CRASH COURSE ON HOW TO BUILD A STARTUP THE SMART WAY. THIS MEANT THAT I WASN’T JUST LEARNING GENERALLY, BUT RECEIVED SOME KEY TAKEAWAYS FOR MY START-UP SPECIFICALLY.”

To apply send us an email at [email protected] and include a bit about yourselves, the startup or idea, your current biggest challenge and your business model canvas. We work with companies from the concept stage so even if you haven’t incorporated your company you can still apply.

Please note, we have a sector focus on the future of ecommerce (in its broadest sense) and we will give preference to startups in this area as we can help more.

The deadline for participation is on the 9th of June and we will be notifying the chosen participants on the 12th of June and the day will be held in our new offices in Hoxton.