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The Path Forward Masterclasses: Mastering the Lean Canvas for your startup

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The Path Forward Masterclass Series:

The Path Forward is a proven startup framework and platform for you to utilise as an early stage founder or operator. The framework was developed by Forward Partners, the game changing VC which invests in the most talented UK startups at pre-Seed and Seed stage.

Forward Partners devised The Path Forward to help their founders validate their ideas, build a product, achieve traction, hire a team and raise follow on funding all in the space of 12 months.

The framework clearly defines startup creation as being comprised of three steps:
  • Valid idea: An idea is valid when it has been translated into a product concept which resonates rationally and emotionally with customers. The product concept should be validated through well conducted customer interviews and customer responses to early versions of the product
  • Valued product: The product is valued when it has provided real value to a significant and growing number of customers, some of whom love the product enough that they have become evangelists
  • Valuable business: The business is valuable when there’s a clear path to profits. Customer lifetime value should be on a path to exceed the cost of customer acquisition, the company should be on a strong growth path and the team should be strong enough to grow the company by an order of magnitude
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“Mastering the Lean Canvas for your Startup” - Dharmesh Raithatha, Product Partner, Forward Partners

Dharmesh Raithatha is Product Partner at Forward Partners, the UK's leading Pre-Seed and Seed Stage VC which has invested in 46 of the UK's most innovative startups, including Appear Here, Zopa, Lexoo, Live Better With and Patch. Prior to joining Forward Partners, Dharmesh led product for MindCandy.

The Lean Canvas is an approach which we recommend that each of our startups takes to their business from day one. Over the past five years, the Forward Partners teamhas adapted typical lean canvas thinking into a custom approach to help founders get the most out of thinking light and fast in regards to their business.

During this session Dharmesh will discuss how he and the Forward Partners Product team approaches Lean Canvas sessions for the startups we invest in, how to make informed assumptions about your business and test them effectively, enabling you to be confident in investing your time into building a business.


Who is this event for?

This session is perfect for pre-seed founders and aspiring entrepreneurs, keen to learn how to harness the Lean Canvas approach for their business.

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February 1st 2018:

18.30 - 18:45 - Introduction to Forward Partners & The Path Forward - how we build businesses
18: 45 - 19:15 - Mastering the Lean Canvas for your startup
19:15 - 19: 45 - Q&A from the floor on specific scenarios
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