focuses on the startup stage at a point when it seems like things are functioning. You have identified your growth path and seek seed investments in the next 6 to 12 months for your scale. So you need to prepare and lay the basis for your investment-readiness. Here you will be able to take a good look at your processes, operations, financials and team. What works, what does not; how to render your operations self-standing and sustainable so you can actually focus on investment-raising and strategic growth in the next period. At this stage, you will further develop your leadership and the one of your team. You will plan or professionalize further your advisory and do a lot of 365 finances.

KICK I is a 8-week intense pre-acceleration

accessible online through our LMS interactive platform “IHB Launchpad”. On the platform, you will access the blogs, webinars, classwork, decks and forum where the IHB team and mentors follow your progress, answer to your questions online and post resources and news. At the same time, you will participate to 8 masterclasses/workshops that will be delivered at the Impact Hub Belgrade. While these are recorded and thus accessible online, physical participation is highly recommended. The masterclasses will be based on the optimization of processes on sales, marketing, internal and external communications, finances and team leadership for growth. Profiles of ur experts delivering the masterclasses are available


Access to LMS platform with repository of decks, tutorials, resources, forums, peers, mentors Participation to operations optimization masterclasses at the IHB Access to IHB tailored consultations and mentoring online & offline Access to our networks of mentors, experts and impact investors both from Serbia and abroad (Spring-startup school from Vancouver; Impact Hub global network; etc) Access to 3-month connect membership at Impact Hub Belgrade (more info here)


The curriculum is composed of:

- decks with all the materials covered during the 4 weeks;

- video-recordings/tutorials of all the live-sessions covering the content and material (one per week for 8 weeks);

- 8 Master-classes on optimization of operations, financial projections and goal setting

- tools and resources

- short-term KPIs as a tracking tool

- 2-hour consulting weekly

- Ask-what-you-need mentoring event weekly

- 1 workbench - mini-masterclass at the IHB weekly

Estimated time per week: 6/8 hrs



  • Screening & Assessment
  • Targets and KPIs


The drivers of success

  • Growth Mindset
  • Your growth model: planning your capacities & revenues when execute the scaling plan


Team and Leadership

  • Assessment of your team and its capacities
  • How to increase effectiveness and efficiency
  • Processes
  • Roles, functions
  • Tasks, results, achievemnt and tracking


365 Finances

  • Are your costs and revenues sound?


Sale execution

  • Analytics and KPIs
  • Optimization of processes
  • Available tools and automation


Marketing execution

  • Analytics, Indicators, KPIs
  • Optimization of processes
  • Community management
  • Alignment with Sales
  • Finances


365 Finances again

  • Cash-flow
  • Costs and revenues
  • Forecast
  • Are revenues scalable?


Action planning for scaling

  • Putting everything together
  • Are you sure you need investments?
  • By when?
  • How much will it cost you to get to investments?
  • How will you bridge?
  • Targets and KPIs



SPRING Startup school from Vancouver, Canada