Endeavor’s Growth Program – Dare to Scale – has officially selected 10 companies to join the pilot class. The program, powered by Postbank and supported by Scalefocus and BSMEPA, is aiming to support early stage high-growth companies. With more than 30 shortlisted candidates, Endeavor’s mentors and partners’ experts interviewed the candidates to select the 10 companies that best meet the selection criteria.
The program will run over September – December 2019. Selected companies will go through an intense program led by been-there-done-that entrepreneurs, executives and investors. The projected workshops are divided in 4 modules – Sales, Marketing, Financing, and Organization – to help entrepreneurs achieve a perfect product-market fit, set up a scalable sales process, learn the knits and grits of raising capital, and build a stellar organizational culture.
The 10 companies in the Dare to Scale Class of 2019:
BG Service – A B2B IT company, founded in 2002, with 2 main activities: IT services based on monthly subscription contracts and software development of CRM, Document management, ERP solutions.
Cheese the Queen– Devoted to change the food system throughout healthier and sustainable dairy alternatives. The flagship product is cheese made from cultured cashews with probiotic.
Dev.bg – The biggest IT network in Bulgaria, organizing 180 events a year. Utilizing the strong brand and large community DEV.BG has proven to be a great sandbox for testing new hiring tools and services. The company is now focusing on a new business line – Hire Heroes.
DNH Soft – An agile software development company focused on e-commerce, web/mobile apps and Amazon WebServices Cloud based solutions. The company has also developed its own software product that it plans to bring to market soon.
Escreo– The company produces whiteboard paint which makes any wall a place for writing and brainstorming.
Frudada – High quality plant-based beverages and ice cream that can provide both sweetness and healthy nutrients.
FUNKT – A studio for architecture, interior and product design – focused on projects for restaurants and office spaces; has a line for own furniture as well.
Gaida– A tech solution for real estate agencies to help them serve all incoming leads. It works completely invisible to the buyer, yet answers every inquiry, and always has a relevant offer.
More Noir – A contemporary swimwear label for women, targeting fashion-oriented millennials
Prospecto – The online platform enables consumers to discover all the retail offers they need to plan ahead their shopping; this drives growth for both online and offline retailers.
With an official start of the program in September 2019, we are excited to work together with these inspiring founders!