Head of Programs, Rainmaking Expand
Rainmaking Expand runs 4-month opportunities for growth stage startups & SMEs to accelerate market entry into multiple locations, focusing on business development and leveraging genuine commercial opportunities.
Our Rainmaking Expand framework aims to accelerate startups’ speed to market while de-risking market expansion through a rigorous viability assessment, curated expert guidance and targeted introductions to strong business leads.
During our programs, your time will focus on ramping up for your market entry into your target market, covering topics such as mapping, assessing and validating real commercial opportunities with the support of our in-market experts. Our goal is to drive commercial opportunity with you, and provide leads for early business development and detailed validation. This approach features two 2-month phases, focused on validating, refining and de-risking your market entry.
Rainmaking is a corporate innovation and venture development firm headquartered in Copenhagen. We create, accelerate, and scale new businesses with the world’s leading corporations and entrepreneurs.
Since 2010, we run our accelerator programs under the Startupbootcamp brand. Startupbootcamp (SBC) is now a global family of 20+ industry-focused accelerator programs. We support startups with direct access to an international network of the most relevant mentors, partners and investors to help them scale. We have run almost 90 cycles of our vertical-focused SBC programs in partnership with 200+ industry partners. Our programs focus on verticals such as FinTech, Digital Health, InsurTech, Smart Cities and Trade & Transportation. We also run bespoke accelerator programs such as the IKEA Bootcamp and the Hartford InsurTech Hub.
Over the last 12 years we have expanded our global reach, Rainmaking now has 13 offices on 4 continents and a global team of 200+ entrepreneurs, strategists, product experts, developers, designers and investors.
Apart from the traditional vertical focused acceleration programs, Rainmaking has launched in 2022 the Rainmaking Expand programs. Our Expand framework allows startups to increase their speed to market by assessing the viability and opportunity for their business, while de-risking the market expansion through curated expert guidance and targeted introductions to strong potential business leads.