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Tartu, Estonia 2020

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How .Cocoon works?

.Cocoon is a 1-year company growth program through personal mentoring.

  • We focus on your personal development instead of the company and balance your mental health;

  • Your personal growth is an unfair advantage that can boost the organization's growth as well.

 

We start from your startup's business challenge and find the link between the challenge and your approach, attitudes, and behaviors. The mentors of the program guide the participants to see new perspectives based on which founders can find new solutions.

A unique approach 

Business - Personal link 

We start from your startup's business challenge and find the connection between the challenge and your approach, attitudes, and behaviors. The mentors of the program guide the participants to see new perspectives based on which founders can find new solutions.

Mentor - Shadow mentor model

Mentoring sessions are with your main mentor and shadow mentor twice a month. All mentors are experienced in business and mentoring. Shadow mentor is someone who silently observes you and your mentor, takes notes (because when you are interacting, you cannot do it yourself) and later helps both of you to reflect. Shadow mentor can help you pick up on things you didn't, which offers you yet another way to look at things. This way, we avoid blind spots and multiply the effect. Read more about our Mentors.

 

Inner work and accountability 

Mentors assign relevant homework after each session and help you keep yourself accountable for your inner work.

 

Mentoring events 

Mentoring Events take place 4 times a year. All the founders and 15-20 mentors gather physically for 2 days to conduct field exercises, small group sessions, share knowledge and feedback, and spice it up with some fun activities. See previous Mentoring Events.

Training events 

Training Events take place 2 times a year. Training event is conducted by one mentor for limited amount of founders (max 30) for 4 days. See the last Training Event.

Why choose .Cocoon?

Compared to startup accelerators

  • Accelerators focus on the business. .Cocoon sees your personal development as the main driver for the business growth;

  • Accelerators usually happen in 3-4 months batches. .Cocoon is a year-long program with an intense mentoring and events program;

  • Several of our members are alumni of business accelerators. 

 

Compared to individual coaches and mentors

  • Our members work with 2 mentors - we rely on Mentor - Shadow mentor model that helps to avoid blind spots and multiplies the effect;

  • You participate in several mentoring events together with other members and take part in practical assignments as well as powerful small groups discussions;

  • Several of our members have individual startup mentors as well, who focus on particular business questions, e.g., strategy, sales, or product.

 

Compared to psychotherapy 

  • Our mentors are experienced in business and mentoring, and we focus on both - your personal development and your business development;

  • Some of our members parallelly work with a psychotherapist as well and have expressed that this parallel work helps them progress in both areas. 

Financial terms

 

A financial agreement for the 1-year program will be discussed with you. Depending on the stage of your company, we can use the following pricing models:

 

  • Revenue share 

  • Fundraising share 

  • Fixed fee 

  • Custom.

 

To join the program, you need to attend one event and see if this program resonates with you. The fee for the first event is € 600 + VAT.

Read more: Who and how can apply.