A key component of Included is a life-changing 12-month venture capital fellowship built on three core founding principles:
The program combines masterclasses led by Europe’s leading investors, case study experiences and 1-1 mentoring over a 12 month period, with no cost to join.
Each year up to 30 Fellows will join the Included program from across Europe, to form deep relationships with venture capital partners and their peers.
Fellows are expected to contribute to their peer group and support their entrepreneurial communities - by relaying the knowledge they gain about venture capital and startups in meet ups and local events.
The Fellowship Program
The 12-month 2019/20 Included Fellowship program will begin w/c 30 September 2019. Two in-person events will be held in November 2019 and July 2020 where Fellows will meet one other, and the Included Venture Capital Partners.
The remaining masterclasses, mentoring, peer groups, and investment case studies will be held virtually through video conference. This Fellowship is not a typical passive learning environment, it will be highly engaging and interactive.
10-12 two hour monthly workshops led by world leading VC experts on a variety of topics.
The programme will be 80% virtual and 20% location based (there will be two summits during the fellowship), one in November 2019 and another in July 2020.
We expect fellows to commit a minimum of 5-10 hours a month. These will consist of classroom knowledge, case study reviews, peer-peer learning, one-to-one mentoring and office hours.
10-12 two hour monthly workshops led by world leading experts from our venture partners.
A history and overview of Venture Capital fundamentals.
Different funding sources available to entrepreneurs and the implications for founders.
Understand the characteristics of VC backable businesses and how to find them.
Support & scale
Supporting entrepreneurs and companies pre and post investment.
Understanding cap tables and ownership structures. Making deals happen.
Getting to an exit: an overview of M&A and IPOs.
The first Included class will start w/c 30th September 2019. The early application deadline is 27th June 2019, which improves an applicant's chance of being selected. Early applicants will also receive access to an exlusive masterlcass.
The final application deadline is 31st July 2019.
Where does the program take place
Two in-person events will be held in October 2019 and July 2020 where Fellows will meet each other and the Included Venture Capital Partners.
The remaining masterclasses, mentoring, peer groups, and investment case studies will be held virtually through video conference. This Fellowship is not a typical passive learning environment, it will be highly engaging and interactive
The costs of joining the Included Fellowship are fully covered by the Venture Partners who believe in the mission of supporting the diverse Included community. Fellows are never required to pay any fees for joining any Included activities. Most food, transportation, and an accommodation stipend will be provided to join the in-person gatherings.
How does Included work?
Apply An applicant completes the Included application form to express their interest in joining the inaugural class.
Written Applicants selected for step 2 will be asked to complete a short written feedback to show their growth mindset, ability to take on information, and their resilience.
Phone Progressing to step 3 results in a short phone conversation. We'll learn a little more about you and what you'd like to become a Fellow.
Panel This is the final stage before being invited to become an Included Fellow.
Candidates making it to step 4 will have a video call with one or more Included Venture Capital partners and have a chance to learn more about what a venture capitalist does and share their background.