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EPIPHANY LAB FOR IMPACT STARTUPS NOW IN KARACHI

According to research, 5 out of 300 startups starting operations annually in Pakistan survive in the medium term. Through Epiphany Lab, we help you increase your chances of success! Designed in collaboration with Uncharted, a US organization based in Colorado that has helped social entrepreneurs raise $252 million and impact 37 million lives in 96 countries, Epiphany Business Model Validation Lab provides high-potential early-stage entrepreneurs like yourself (fondly known as Little Epiphanies) with a step-by-step methodology to rapidly and systematically validate your venture’s business model. During the three-month lab, you will receive comprehensive business support and guidance from 80 plus international and national mentors; identify and validate/invalidate the foundational assumptions that underpin your venture; build and test prototypes with real customers; conduct a break-even analysis of your business; build out a budget and financial model; create a 6-month operating plan and learn the art of pitching. You will also pitch at Epiphany Lab’s Demo Day in front of potential donors and investors.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

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Ability to identify core assumptions behind nascent businesses

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Capacity to design and run experiments to validate/invalidate those assumptions

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Structured guidance from national/international mentors, advisors and investors

WHAT WE OFFER

PROGRAM OUTLOOK

Day 1-3

Entrepreneurs explore the why, what and how behind their business, practice Lean Canvas Methodology, conduct field research and build prototypes.

Day 4-6

Entrepreneurs learn about pricing strategy, develop their business model and build out their budgets. They also learn about marketing and business development.

Day 7-9

The last three days are about strategic planning, cultivating relationships, pitch deck development and one-on-one interactions with mentors.

DEMO DAY

Startups pitch in front of mentors, funders and social impact enthusiasts. And most excitingly, the top-performing startup wins in-kind support.

Eligibility

COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

EARLY-STAGE VENTURE WITH PROTOTYPE AND/OR SHOWING TRACTION

DEMONSTRATES STRONG MARKET POTENTIAL

FOR-PROFIT, NON-PROFIT OR HYBRID REGISTERED BUSINESSES

PRE-SEED/SEED STAGE

SDGs A GLOBAL CALL FOR ACTION

All applicants must be working towards one or more of the following