The Doyenne Strategy Accelerator is divided into three major phases that build on each other over the course of three months
Accelerator Welcome Workshop
The first step in the Strategy Accelerator is to build community through a Welcome Workshop that introduces each of the attendees and their ventures. Doyenne facilitators will lead the group through a storytelling process, one which will be replicated over the next three months.
Phase 1: Know Thyself
We begin the Accelerator Strategy Accelerator by deepening each entrepreneur's understanding of themselves.
Personality Workshop (One Day): It is critical for entrepreneurs to know how their particular approach to the world shapes their role as a founder and CEO. In this day-long workshop, entrepreneurs take a personality assessment and work with a coach to identify their strengths, what complementary strengths they will need from team members, and how to navigate through and benefit form the team's diversity.
Visual Logic Model Workshop (One Day): In this day-long workshop, entrepreneurs will work with an expert facilitator, artists, and their peers to create a visual story that depicts their unique product or service.
Phase 2: Have a Strategy
In the second phase of the Accelerator program, participants will work to clarify their business model, develop a long-term strategy for achieving the model and a short-term action plan to move with purpose and speed. Doyenne will help entrepreneurs craft a strategy that builds on the personality, experience, skills, and values that were articulated in Phase 1.
Strategic Planning Retreat (Two Days): Doyenne hosts a two-day retreat where accelerator participants will work on their business model canvas, a three to five year strategic plan, and an immediate action plan.
The retreat is a combination of facilitated discussion, peer coaching, expert coaching, and designated work time.
Phase 3: Tell the Story
A critical aspect of the entrepreneurial process is the ability to gather the resources needed, from customers to vendors. In this final phase of the Accelerator, Doyenne will work with entrepreneurs to craft a compelling pitch to engage stakeholders.
Pitch Practice Workshop 1 (Half Day): Entrepreneurs will develop a rough draft of their slide deck and walk through their pitch with a small group to get feedback from an expert and peers.
Pitch Practice Workshop 2 (Half Day): Entrepreneurs will revise their pitch deck based on feedback from Pitch Practice 1 and again present it to a small group for additional feedback and in preparation for the Showcase event.
Showcase Event (One Evening):
The Showcase Event is a culmination of the entire Strategy Accelerator experience. The community is invited to attend to meet the entrepreneurs, hear their five-minute pitches, provide questions, suggestions, and feedback, as well as become champions for the presenting entrepreneurs.
Community members from all walks of life are invited to attend the event to show your support of the entrepreneurs and their ventures.
Throughout the three-month journey, entrepreneurs will also be able to partake in:
One-on-One Mentoring Session (One Hour/Month): Entrepreneurs will schedule a coaching session with a Doyenne Coach based on each persons availability.
Peer Coffee Sessions: Entrepreneurs have the option to schedule coffee meetings with other Accelerator participants to learn from each other and strengthen your network.