Mentoring and Accompaniment of Startups

Are you a startup in need of expert advice in deploying your project? BizIT Conseil, specialised in mentoring and accompaniment of startups, offers you its experience and know-how to help you succeed in your project.

We provide the following services:

The mentor acts as a mirror, in a Socratic approach (in the sense of cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals to draw out ideas and underlying presumptions). The mentor raises more questions than he answers, listens and searches for general, commonly held truths that shape the entrepreneur’s beliefs, and scrutinizes them to determine their consistency with other beliefs and find blind spots, in order to derive the necessary priorities or actions. Conversely, he also brings his interlocutors to realize their knowledge by guiding them through their thinking.

An economic model – or business model – precisely describes how your company creates, delivers and captures value. The description of the business model is key in your entrepreneurial project. It focuses you on the product or service that you will offer to your customers, especially how you create it, deliver it and generate profit.

The business plan is the concrete, operational and costed application of the business model. It takes the form of a formal presentation document of the company’s strategy, the vision of the director, how the business model will be implemented, the future financial position and projected profit of the company.

The forecast balance sheet is part of the business plan, it is the financial part of it. This is a set of financial tables and indicators reflecting the forecasts of the startup in its early years.

The deck pitch is now the favorite format to present a project to a potential investor. Whatever the format, the process of reflection to create a start-up remains unchanged. Here are the questions an entrepreneur should ask:

  1. What is the problem solved by the project?
  2. What is your solution, and what makes it special?
  3. What is the potential of the product on the market?
  4. What are the sources of income? In other words, the business model.
  5. Who is the consumer and how will you sell him the product?
  6. Why are you the best team for this project?
  7. Who are your competitors and what makes you better?
  8. What have you done, what are the next steps?
  9. What is your funding / revenue potential?
  10. What is your budget ? How much do you need, and what will you do with investors’ money?

The business strategy is the implementation of coordinated marketing and sales resources to achieve the business objectives that a company has set on a general level or for one of its products.

The roadmap is a document which describes in more or less detail the aim or aims to achieve for a company or a startup. The roadmap typically identifies the means, the target or targets, the principles to follow and the values to respect, the priority of the tasks, and a timetable for achieving these goals.