Global multi-stage VC firm Lightspeed Venture Partners has announced the launch of the third edition of Extreme Entrepreneurs (EE), a learning programme designed to train budding high potential founders hungry to build market-leading businesses.
Launched in 2018 with a mission to nurture industry-disrupting founders and companies, EE takes neither equity nor does it collect fees for the programme.
The sole selection criteria for the participants is whether the founders will benefit from, and make the most of, the programme.
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EE3.o will see two cohorts participate annually in the six-week-long programme. Expanding on previous editions, the new edition will involve startups across Southeast Asia and India and it will be fully remote.
As part of the programme, the founders can look forward to masterclasses with mentors for insights into building successful businesses. Past mentors include Max Levchin (co-founder of PayPal and Affirm), Alex Chung (co-founder of Giphy) and John Thompson (Chairman of Microsoft).
Additionally, they can anticipate honest but constructive business feedback from Lightspeed investors and clinics to hone their skills across areas such as marketing and product design.
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“EE takes your blinkers off; it inspires founders to dream bigger and illuminates new ways of thinking, in addition to opening minds to new possibilities,” said Vaibhav Agrawal, Partner at Lightspeed.
“When founders ‘feel’ and ‘see’ differently, it automatically changes the trajectory of their businesses, just like how Raghu, Jaya Kishore and Rashid – founders of Yellow Messenger who participated in EE2018 – have executed their business’s growth after joining the programme,” he added.
EE.3.0 will run live every Tuesday and allow founders to learn alongside running their startups. Applications for the programme, which will start in January 2021, are now open.
Entries for EE 3.0 are now live at https://ee.lsvp.com.
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