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Stage 3: proven demand

Being in the proven demand stage means that you have a product in-market, and are generating revenue from customers. It may also mean that you have your pitch deck nailed and you’ve raised venture capital. If you have not yet raised capital, it’s time to start thinking about your options so you can grow your business! Scroll down to learn how IFundWomen can support you as you grow and scale.

 

STAGE 1: IDEATION  STAGE 2: PRE-REVENUE  STAGE 3: PROVEN DEMAND

   

PROVEN DEMAND

Based on your stage, we suggest the following next steps. Click the links below to get started.

 

○ CREATE AN IFUNDWOMEN ACCOUNT

Create your free IFundWomen account today to access more resources.

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○ CREATE OR REFINE YOUR BUSINESS PLAN

A good business plan guides you through each stage of starting and managing your business.

To start working on your business plan, fill in the “My Startup Canvas” tab of the IFundWomen Method Playbook.

Creating your business plan is complex, but its crucial to get it right! Work with a coach 1:1 to help you brainstorm on your business model, your target customers, your marketing strategy, and your value proposition.

 

○ APPLY FOR GRANTS

Grants are debt-free capital given by an institution to businesses or individuals they want to support. IFundWomen partners with brands like Visa, American Express, and Unilever to secure dozens of grant programs a year for our members. 

Fill in the “Grant Planner” tab of our IFundWomen Method Playbook to help you keep track of your information for your IFundWomen grant applications.

Apply for grants

○ GET FUNDING

Need outside capital to accelerate your growth? Here are some options:

  1. Crowdfund to get cash to grow and scale.
  2. Apply for grants or public funding from corporations or institutions.
  3. Raise capital from angel investors or venture capitalists.

If you're crowdfunding, fill in the “Network Mapping” tab of our IFundWomen Method Playbook to keep track of your contacts. Watch our Network = net worth workshop from our Founder & CEO, Karen Cahn, in the IFundWomen Workshop Library(Note: You will need any paid IFundWomen plan to access our Workshop Library). 

If you're raising venture capital or angel funding, use the IFundWomen Angel/Seed Network Map to map your investor pipeline and track your fundraise like a sales process. 

Funding is important for the long-term viability of your business! Work with a coach 1:1 to help you formulate your capital plan.

○ EXPLORE OUR FREE WORKSHOPS

Learn about a wide variety of important business topics in our upcoming workshops.

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○ WORK WITH A COACH 1:1

Want more guidance? Our expert business coaches are ready to provide you with individualized support. IFundWomen Coaches teach on 30 topics ranging from sales and marketing to tech and business. Together, your business will go forward, faster. Sign up to book a private, 1:1 session.

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 IFundWomen Method Playbook

The IFundWomen Method Playbook is designed to be with your guide to your entire business journey.

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Ready to take the next step?

Find the right plan for you.

Workshop Access Plan
For the side-hustler who is just getting started with their idea

Unlimited access to All IFW Workshops

Access to live replays, resources, and documents in the IFundWomen Workshop Library

Invitation to the IFW Slack Community

Monthly Coaching Plan
For the entrepreneur looking to take their business to the next level with on-demand support

Everything in the workshop access plan

2 Private coaching sessions per month

Consistent email support with the coaches

Annual Coaching Plan
Year-round support for the entrepreneur that's ready to go big and level up

Everything in the workshop access plan

2 private coaching sessions per month

Consistent email support with the coaches

Members who invest in IFundWomen's Coaching program raise 27X more than those who go it alone.

 


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