Founders Grindstone – What is it about?

Founders Grindstone empowers tech entrepreneurs to maximise their potential and focus on helping their fundraising journey. Entrepreneurs will received first-had coaching via intensive workshop conducted by professional partners from investors, venture capital, equity crowdfunding platform and legal firm. This programme will also equip founders with the understanding of regulatory and legal issues that they might face while raising funds.

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Founders Grindstone Bootcamp is a collaboration with Draper Startup House, and is an extension of our previous batches of Founders Grindstone workshops. In this bootcamp, you will be going through a series of focused workshops to enhance your eligibility to investors as well as your investment readiness.

Mappping Your Growth Journey

8 September 2021

Getting “Legal-Ready” for Your Next Fundraising Round

14 & 15 September 2021

Financial Projection & Forecasting

29 September 2021

Valuation: Finding the Sweet Spot

6 October 2021

Technology & Product Scalability

13 October 2021

Pitching & Storytelling

20 October 2021

Registration Deadline: 27 August 2021
Slots are limited to 30 companies. Refer to Application Guideline

To register for the above program, kindly create an account on our Funding Facilitation platform, then select the program that you are interested with and fill in your company details (Register -> Login -> Start Application -> Founders Grindstone)

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This bootcamp is only limited to a maximum of 30 companies. All are welcomed to apply but priority will be given to companies with the following criteria:

  • Malaysian based companies
  • Have at least received one round of funding
  • Companies that are already in revenue stage
  • Applications will be filtered through your pitch deck submission by a panel consisting of VC representatives and MDEC, so be sure to include info for us to verify the above. Apart from criteria above, we will also select based on companies that are deemed to have gaps in any of the investment readiness areas. Apart from that, you will have access to one-on-one mentoring with our investor partners and mentors.

    The series of workshops will be going on from 8 September 2021 until 5 November 2021 and will cover the following topics:

  • Week 1: Mapping and Planning Your Growth Journey (by Draper Startup House)
  • Week 2: Getting Ready to Fundraise from a Legal Standpoint
  • Week 3: Financial Projection and Forecasting (by RHL Ventures and Iris Capital Partners)
  • Week 4: Valuation: Finding the Sweet Spot (by ScaleUp)
  • Week 5: Technology and Product Scalability (by Amazon Web Services)
  • Week 6: Pitching and Storytelling (Wavemaker Partners)
  • Week 7: One-on-one mentoring with investor partners

  • Post Workshop Demo Day

    After finishing all the workshops by early November, 10 companies will be selected to participate in Founders Grindstone Demo Day in Draper Startup House Penang, which will be attended by our investor network. This will be in conjunction of the launching of the first ever Draper Startup House in Penang.


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