There is an immense opportunity to support immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S. and it is one that Jordan D’Silva, CEO of Web City Properties, knows very well.
Jordan’s father, John D’Silva, immigrated to the United States from India in the 1970s and started his own real estate investment company called Web City Properties. Through hardships, failures, perseverance, and a tireless drive to succeed, John grew Web City Properties to be a thriving, growing company in the Dallas real estate market. John D’Silva unfortunately passed away in 2020, but he left a legacy behind of giving back to others and investing in education and entrepreneurship.
In honor of John D’Silva’s legacy and the mission he left behind, Web City Properties is proud to launch a partnership with Bridge for Billions to educate and support immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S.
You will follow our step-by-step methodology, working directly on your business and making the most important decisions.
You’ll be partnered with a professional to personally guide you so that your project grows in the right direction.
Become a part of a supportive community of founders from 127 countries that share resources and harness challenges together.
The platform offers a learn-by-doing approach inspired by MIT's Disciplined Entrepreneurship Methodology. By the end of the program, you'll have a presentable business plan to print out or send to interested parties.
Collaborate from anywhere at any time through our online platform; no barriers, limits, or excuses; just an internet connection.
Access to expert masterclasses + more than 40K in discounts on HubSpot, Amazon WS, Google Suite, MailJet, IBM...
The program will have, in addition to the monthly meetings, sessions with experts on key topics to grow your business. Such as legally structuring your business, tax strategy for small businesses, banking relationships, and an investment readiness workshop in addition to a pitch preparation workshop to get ready for the Demo Day.
Until the 2nd week of January
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We will review all the applications and we will select 15 start-ups to participate in this edition of the program.
April 4th to April 17th
"Matching" is a fun process in which you get to meet several volunteer business mentors and decide which one is the best fit for you. During 2 weeks you'll have 30min initial meeting with several mentors, and you will eventually rank them by order or preference. We'll then finalize who is your final "match": the one mentor who will guide you all along the program.
April 25th to August 4th
Begin a 3.5 month incubation period to continue developing your startup.
After completing the program, you will be invited to the Pitch Competition, a final event where you will be able to present your business to a panel of judges and compete for one of the program's prizes.
As the backbone of the program, the platform offers a gamified and step-by-step experience that allows entrepreneurs to create their business plans and validate their model. Far from theory, the pedagogy pushes you to formulate your ideas and answer the tough questions.
It invites you to “get out there”, talk to people, research, and validate your ideas. Your mentor will be there for you every week to support you by challenging assumptions and offering a fresh perspective.
The more time you’re able to put in, the better the results! We’ve structured the program so that you should be able to complete all activities within 8 hours per week (including a 1h video call with your mentor), but there are always opportunities for you to go deeper and spend more time on each stage to significantly develop and validate your ideas. If you can’t commit to at least 8 hours per week over 5 months, this probably isn’t the program for you. You can also divide some of the work with other people on your team (if any).
You will need to be able to use a laptop or desktop computer (not tablet or smartphone) and preferably one of these browsers: Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox. We expect you to have a strong, reliable internet connection both for your online work on the platform and to participate in the mentors calls via video conference.
Of course! Our program was made for collaboration with your entire team. You can easily invite your teammates to join your project and seamlessly collaborate on its development. You can work at the same time as a teammate, but note, however, that our platform does not allow for live collaboration as with google docs – you will only see a teammates edits after refreshing the page and you should be careful not to “override” one another’s inputs.
Once accepted to the program you will enter the “matching” phase, 10-15 days dedicated to finding the perfect mentor match for you. During matching, basic information about your project will be accessible to our community of mentors and they will invite you to initial meetings so you can get to know each other. You can attend as many meetings as you want, but eventually you will have to choose your preferred mentor.
The process of matching is one where you as entrepreneurs must be active participants by answering mentors’ invitations and letting us know how your meetings go within the indicated deadlines. We send all accepted entrepreneurs the important dates and deadlines of the matching process that should be respected. A consistent lack of response from an entrepreneur will be taken as a lack of interest in the program and can lead to their acceptance being revoked.
Your mentor is your guide throughout the program, someone who can understand the ins and outs of your business and, week after week, help you validate your strategy for each critical stage, from better targeting your customers to having a 3 years growth plan. Mentors support you through collaboration on the platform as well as in-person video chats once a week.
Connect directly with Tatiana, Program Manager of The John D’Silva Incubator program to answer them.
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