I will be absolutely truthful with you. I have been so disheartened watching worthy startups who cannot find the help they need. As you know, we have been organising Startdom Weekends in the Midlands and in Greece, in order to help startups validate their idea. Many of them already launched and they are pursuing success in the business world.

I was also contacted by many startups who wanted to participate but could not. Some of them were far from the area. Others could not wait several months until we organise a weekend. Most of the startups could not dedicate their weekends to the business, since they have a family to take care of.

So, I came up with the idea of Virtual Startdom Weekends.

I took the lectures I was delivering during the 48 hour courses and turned them into video lectures. Then, I created a series of exercises/ tests that need to be completed during the weekend. The instructions are easy to follow and the exercises are perfectly timed. Once the tests are completed, the startups can send the results to the mentor via email in order to get feedback. Easy!

As if this is not enough, we could arrange for individual mentorship; a session that will dig deep into the strengths and weaknesses of the startup and will give direction to the founder. After months of running the weekends, I realised that this is the most valuable function.

Once the weekend is over, we could make available the transcripts of the lectures. This way, the startup can revise the material and learn whatever he may have missed in the first round.

The best part is that, if the startup is not happy with the results, then we can give him his money back! No hassle!

If you are interested in participating in one of our Virtual 48 hour courses for startups, check out the details in the website http://startdoms.com/virtual-startdom-weekend/ or contact me at constantinamuston@gmail.com

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