Program Format
Online
Program Type
Instructor-paced
Program Start/End Date
01 May - 25 Jul 2024
Language
English
Applications open
05 Mar 2024
Applications close
26 Apr 2024
Program Format
Online
Program Type
Instructor-paced
Program Start/End Date
01 May - 25 Jul 2024
Language
English
Certificate
Provided
About Program

 

What is Misk Launchpad


Misk Launchpad is a Virtual fast-paced 10-week program for aspiring entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into working Minimum Viable Products (MVPs). The program is a mix between theoretical masterclasses & practical workshops delivered by world-class experts. The program is broken-down into three different phases: Shape, Build and Pitch.

Program Components

  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • 1:1 Mentorship
  • Networking Events and Meetups

During the program, the participants will learn about

  • Ideation and concept validation
  • Business Model Canvas design
  • Networking opportunities
  • Accounting/ financial management
  • Marketing and sales techniques
  • Legal and regulatory landscape
  • Venture Capital and angel investors
  • Pitch delivery and design
  • MVP creation: Wireframing and prototyping

Why should you join Misk Launchpad?

Go-to-Market Support:

  • Assistance in adapting your business idea to find product-market fit.
  • Help identifying and solving relevant problems in the market by discovering your customers' pain points.
  • Validation of your ideas with real customers.
  • Support with marketing and PR to help build a strong brand and reach your target audience.
  • Peer learning, sharing, and networking support.
  • Opportunities to build and develop a real and tangible MVP.

Business Development:

  • Support with navigating the regulatory environment.
  • Interactions with financial institutions and leading corporates.
  • Hands-on advice and mentoring from serial entrepreneurs and industry experts.
  • Networking with industry leaders and ecosystem drivers.

Funding:

  • Access to a network of angel investors and VCs.
  • Assistance in ensuring your pitch deck is investor ready.

Program Framework

Shape Phase:

Takes place in week 1 and 2, covering the following themes: Entrepreneurial Mindset, Mapping the initial MVP, Business Model Canvas, Pitching Investors, and Crafting Company Profile.

Build Phase:

Takes place from week 3 to week 6, covering the following themes: Customer Centric Startup Strategy, Branding Essentials, MVP Development & Testing, Business Model Refinement & KPIs, Research Competitive Analysis & SEO, Financial Management, Pitch and Funding, Marketing & Sales Strategy, Startup Tech Strategy, and Product Management & Agile Frameworks.

Pitch Phase:

Takes place from week 6 to week 10, covering the following themes: Legal & IP Strategy, Go to Market, and Scaling and Growth.

 

Project Outcomes
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Investors Pitch
  • Company Profile
  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Program Achievements
2100+
Entrepreneurs Supported
500+
MVPs Graduated
7+
Sectors Served
5
Cohorts Hosted
Testimonials
Application criteria

Eligibility criteria

  • Misk Launchpad seeks startups at ideation-stage with technology-based mature ideas.
  • Only Saudi Arabian nationals or residents willing to test and launch in Saudi Arabia are eligible to participate.
  • Participants commitment is required from May 2024 to July 2024.
  • Good command of written and spoken English is required.
  • Teams consisting of 2-3 co-founders are preferred.
Program Highlights
Deep Dive into Entrepreneurial skills
such as pitching, sales and marketing, financial management, strategy, business development and MVP creation
Enhance your personal skills
Communication skills, leadership skills, and team building
Community
Becoming a part of the Misk Alumni Community
Skills you will gain:
Market research
Product Development
Financial Management
Leadership
Adaptability and flexibility
Market Expansion
entrepreneurial mindset
Application Process
  1. Sign up
    Sign up to Misk Hub and create your profile
  2. Apply
    Read the program overview and criteria if it applies to you, apply to the program by filling in the form.
  3. Evaluation
    a. We will review your application based on criteria and decide if this program is right for you. b. If program is not right for you, Misk Entrepreneurship team will send you an update email that could include direction to another tailored program for you. c. Shortlisted applicants will receive an email with further application instructions and requirements.
  4. Application Confirmation
    Successful applicants will receive an email confirming their first phase enrollment “Shape”. We will also share more program-specific information and details about your participation.
  5. Next Phase
    Once enrolled in first phase “Shape”, an assignment containing Business Model Canva, Investor’s Pitch deck, MVP Road Map and Company Profile will be requested, and based on evaluation, only suceesed startups will proceed to the next phase “Build” by end of week 2.
Frequently asked questions

Startups at Ideation-stage with tech-based mature ideas.

The program duration is 10 weeks.

No, there are no fees for participating in the program.

The program is open for Saudi Market Relevance; nationals or residents that are willing to test and launch in Saudi Arabia.

Yes, however, full ccommitment for the duration of the program is required.

The program is offered virtually; however, we host multiple optional physical events. The optional physical events take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Yes, while teams can attend the weekly sessions, only one representative of the team can apply.

If you are unsure who to choose to represent the team, select the team member who is the most fluent in English, and has the time to submit the requested assignments.

Yes, the certificate will be under the  project name. upon meeting the graduation criteria, which includes deliverables, submissions, attendance and completing the program

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