Flying Fox Female Founders Program
Flying Fox Ventures are proud to be launching our inaugural pre-accelerator program focused on female founders in Victoria.
We’re on a mission to:
Increase the number of female founders launching companies in Australia
Increase the quality of female founded businesses to ultimately:
Increase the number of deals into female founded businesses and increase the quantum of capital raised by female founders
Because while 38% of our capital is behind female founders currently, we recognize that female founders face unique challenges and barriers in accessing funding and resources. By establishing a program specifically tailored to support and uplift women entrepreneurs, we aim to level the playing field, nurture talent, and unlock the untapped potential of female-led startups.
Give us one evening a week, for 1 quarter, and we’ll get help you catalyse your journey to starting a company. We’ll get you in a small, tight-knit cohort of other like-minded, crazy-ambitious founders to take your idea from a shower thought to VC pitch-ready polish.
Together we’ll be tackling topics like:
The Founder Mindset, Problem Validation, Customer Research, Customer Driven Product Design, Building an MVP, Testing an MVP, Choosing a business model, KPIs and metrics, First key hires, Go to market strategy, Fundraising, Pitching, Term sheets & Legals
We’ll also give you 6 months of mentoring once the 12 week program is over.
Who are you?
Based in Victoria, Australia
Have a killer idea but haven’t yet launched your company / built a product
Hungry and ambitious
Looking to benefit from and contribute to a vibrant community of like-minded founders
The program is 100% free for participants, thanks to the generous and substantial support from LaunchVic. That said, there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
Here’s what all participants need to commit to:
1 x 2 hr session per week for 12 weeks (see below for program dates; if you’re going to miss 1, that’s ok. Everything will be recorded. If you anticipate missing more than 2 sessions, this might not be right for you, right now)
1 x 1 hour per week of pre-reading / homework
30 mins per week of contribution to conversations happening in your Learning Group via Slack
A positive attitude, generosity of spirit, a willingness to get uncomfortable, and openness to try new things!