We designed THE QUEST as an anti-university.
That is to say, a program of the field.
An experience 100% immersed in real life, « Skin in the game ».
But gamified, to make the chaos of entrepreneurship easier to absorb.
Discover below the 9 pillars of this approach 👇
We will help you find a project idea that suits you 1000%.
A life mission.
Whether it's your idea, an idea from our chest, or a work of introspection through an in-depth interview together... We will help you sublimate this desire: accurately frame the problem you are attacking, choose the niche by which to take it first...
Because of course, a good idea without execution is worthless.
But some ideas, in the air of time, thought for the future, oriented in the right direction, with a bit of luck and momentum, changes life.
We will help you find complementary co-founders.
Who matches your values.
From your past, on the road or from our network.
Cherry on the cake: we will help you manage the crisis with them.
Because there will be.
Money makes entrepreneurs stupid: less creative, less thoughtful… This kills the "survival mode" so necessary to start a project as difficult as a startup.
That's why we will make sure you don't run out of it, but don't have too much either, to iterate intelligently during the first 12 months of your project.
To do so, we will provide you with a starting envelope of money of €50,000, plus negotiated discounts & freebies on key tools such as Amazon Web Services ($100 000 in free credits).
From clarifying and understanding intimately the problem we attack.
To designing the product to solve it deeply.
Through finding the first fanatic customers.
We will put our hands dirty with you to find your project-market fit and unlock traction.
Our years of experience have made us realize 2 very important things:
1) The first 10 recruits of a startup are the cornerstones of its success.
2) By extension, the most iconic companies benefit from an incredible company culture.
We will help you hire these 10 first talents, and craft from the very first days that special atmosphere plus those natural reflexes the best teams develop, that save a company when it passes a storm.
A powerful brand identity changes your life, believe us.
And it's a good thing it's our second favorite game.
Together, we'll create something you'll be proud of, and that will make your daily life easier to hire talents, convince customers…
We see the entrepreneurs we work with as top athletes.
Just like in eSport.
We provide them with a mental health support, because being an ambitious entrepreneur is so much hard.
Also with a physical follow-up (food, sport...) worthy of the name, so that they can reach their goals.
Overcome the tests.
Achieve their dreams.
You are your first major project.
If after 12 months of frugal and resilient execution, you have reached a level of structuring, growth and profitability that we believe is healthy, we will help you raise funds to accelerate your expansion.
The advantage of our approach?
Most of our founders skip the Seed round, and go straight to Series A.
No premature scaling with us.
The useful tool that fundraising can be should only be activated if you are in optimal position and conditions.
We have verified it many times: you are the average of the persons you interact with the most.
THE QUEST is a young but growing collective of ambitious, hardworking, fast learning Internet Kids.
Because we pay close attention to who we accept into, but more importantly who we reject, and why.
The secret to success: (good) company.