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October 27, 2021

Founder's Guide

Signing Up

  1. First download the app on iOS or from Google Play Store
  2. Launch the App
  3. Scroll past the introductory slides
  4. Enter your email address
  5. Create a password
  6. Type in your name and country
  7. Verify your email (make sure to check the spam box!)

Complete Your Profile

  1. Click on the "Profile" tab at the bottom
  2. Click on the pencil icon next to your name
  3. Click on the camera icon to upload your photo
  4. Update your Job title, Bio, Work Experience, etc.
  5. Add your Calendly and LinkedIn links (very important to book meetings)

Upload Your Pitch

  1. Click on the "My Hub" tab at the bottom
  2. Click "Add new pitch"
  3. Fill out details about your startup (sometimes you have to click away from the keyboard to reveal the save button)
  4. Please make sure that your pitch is in portrait format and no longer than 3 minutes
  5. Add a cover photo for your pitch
  6. Choose to share it with everyone on the app (i.e. the Community), a specific user or only to mentors and investors (we recommend sharing it with everyone to get the most feedback)

Find a Mentor or Investor

  1. Click on the "My Hub" tab at the bottom
  2. If you want to find a mentor, click on the "Search Community" link under "My Mentors"
  3. If you want to find an investor , click on the "Search Community" link under "My Investors"
  4. You can scroll through the list of mentors or investors (this isn't exhaustive)
  5. Or you can search through the mentor or investor list by name (e.g. "James") or the company they work for (e.g. "Sequoia")
  6. Once you've found a mentor or investor you like, you can click on their profile and request a meeting (ignore the error message)
  7. Once they have accepted your meeting request, it will appear in your notifications
  8. Make sure to switch on your push notifications via "Profile" at the bottom, then the three lines at the top for preferences, and enabling your push notifications

Schedule a Meeting with a Mentor or Investor

  1. If the mentor or investors has accepted your meeting, you'll get a push notification (if you have this enabled)
  2. Alternatively, you can click on "My Hub" at the bottom, then click on the notifications icon, and click on the "Schedule Meeting" button, and follow through using their Calendly

Review Pitches

On the app, you can also review pitches submitted by other founders. This will provide valuable feedback for the founders themselves and also be helpful in structuring your own pitches.

  1. Click on the "Pitches" tab at the bottom
  2. Scroll up and down to navigate through different pitches
  3. Click the play button to watch the pitch
  4. If you like the pitch, you can swipe right
  5. If you didn't like the pitch, you can swipe left
  6. You can leave reviews based on 11 different metrics used to judge our pitches
  7. You can also leave commentary as well (currently, the commenting function is a bit buggy and the keyboard obscures the text box. A work around is to type your review elsewhere, paste it in and click outside the text box to reveal the save button)

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