The Start-Up Founder Mentoring Programme

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Applications close: 30 September 2017

Why join?

Access and achieve in weeks and months what could take you years - to develop new business models, create new revenue, build industry connections, access funders and much more.

For early-stage start-up founders, co-founders and entrepreneurs currently aiming to launch their own start-up.


A rolling month-to-month programme providing years of trusted mentoring experience and expertise. Focusing on different aspects of your start-up journey. Helping you take your start-up to the next level and address big challenges in society.

The programme combines the mentoring approaches from both the Silicon Valley and Techstars Startup Weekend programmes, to provide founders with invaluable guidance and direction, real-world approaches and industry connections that help you think about and develop your venture in a way that will remain with you for life.

6 Features

  • Mentoring sessions - receive up to 2 x 60 minute one-to-one sessions each month, from optional dates and times that work best for you. And remote support in between.

  • Business modeling - develop better value propositions, create customer segments, new partners and more.

  • New revenue models - create and test different models of recurring revenue.

  • Industry connections - connect with other founders, industry partners, media influencers and acess exclusive events in the start-up community.

  • Engaging funders - understand how to develop a better pitch, investor deck and engage investors.

  • Pre-accelerator - the programme also acts as pre-accelerator to prepare you for applying for start-up accelerators.

How to apply

1. Simply register to apply.

2. Your registration will be reviewed within 48 hours, and if successful you will recieve your programme introduction by email with a confirmation link and optional dates and times for your first meeting session.

3. Simply follow the link to confirm and select your preferred date and time for your first session.

Programme fees

It's free to apply to the Start-up Founder Mentoring Programme. If your application is successful, the programme fees are:

£175 for Founders // £225 for Co-founders.


Anthony David King is the founder of Anthony David King Ventures, which develops and runs venture programmes, such as incubators and innovation hubs for start-ups, organisations and investors - including partners like Silicon Valley and Techstars Startup Weekend. Working with more than 200 ventures across 17 cities.

Anthony is also a Partner at Rare Seed Capital, which provides early-stage seed funding for high-growth tech start-ups with ambitious founders and diverse teams.


Your meeting sessions are held in central London. If you're based outside London, your sessions can be remotely via Skype or phone with email support.


"An excellent mentor, supporting me and my business partners and encouraging us to pursue our ideas and venture, he never made us feel our business idea was unreachable."

"Helped us to create a realistic model that compliments our business. Because of Anthony our business is about to be launched this year."

"As a fellow business woman in marketing I admire Anthony's skills in working collaboratively with other business leaders to make a difference to others lives across a number of disciplines."


How long does the programme last?

The programme rolls month-to-month. So you can join the programme for as little as a month or up to a year.

Can I take a break in the programme?

Yes, however places on the programme are limited, so available places are then offered to others.

How do I know if my start-up is right for this programme?

Currently, there are founders on the programme with start-ups focusing on Fintech, smart cities, media and entertainment, SaaS, social impact, luxury lifestyle platforms and many others.

Does my venture need to be up and running?

No, as the aim is to support you wherever you are of your start-up founder journey, including idea stage, development stages and MVP stage.

What if I live in another country?

Not a problem. The programme is now available to start-up founders in other countries via Skype and email.


Simply send an email


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