This is what our students say about working with us
"We weren't really understanding our customers very well. Startup Circles helped us to really knuckle down and understand who we were selling to and what are we selling."
"In the four years of building my company, attending a number of programs and pivoting 5 times, nobody has given my team and I half the knowledge we have received from Startup Circles in the last 4 weeks."
"Startup Launch has introduced our team to a community of brilliant, like-minded entrepreneurs, from across the continent, with whom we’re exchanging a wealth of knowledge and experiences in the entrepreneurship journey."
"I was part of the Y Combinator Startup School this January and I still feel I am gaining more at Startup Circles than at YC cohort. I think the reason is because we get to talk to Sandras and mentors directly, as well as other Entrepreneurs."
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"After going through Startup Circles my perception changed. I got lessons from founders of companies and investors explained clearly what they were looking for. Sandras, Nicole and the team were very helpful and knowledgeable. And the support from the community is incredible. In fact. This course is one of the best investments I’ve ever made."
"At Startup Circles I received encouragement and hope when things were not going well. You taught me about business. The journey of entrepreneurship is not easy, but I've learned a lot and I'm grateful for this. Recently I managed to raise investment. You taught me how to do this. I've learned stuff which will never be taught in schools. I've learned so many things."
“I must say the team has given me the direction on what we actually needed to focus on more. The current pandemic set back our MVP, but with feedback from the program we have restructured our value proposition and aligned on our target customers, and are testing it now."
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What is Pranary
Time for a change...
After a year and a half of running as Startup Circles - we have realised that our name was seen to be restricted to idea-stage startups. However, we've also learnt that we make the biggest impact and difference when we work with existing business, whether early-stage or scale-up.
As a result of these two key leanings we've decided to rebrand and refocus on growing existing businesses. Therefore,
Startup Circles is now Pranary
The name is derived from "prana" which is "life force" and so our practical business school is the place for businesses, whether startup or existing, to get the life force needed to 'cross the chasm' and get into bigger service, bigger growth and bigger impact.