“GrowthMentor supports every facet of my startup, from growth and technical aspects to sales.”

GrowthMentor is my first place of validation check for understanding what works in the industry by speaking to the right people within the relevant industry.

Chirag Kumar

Solo Founder
Country UK
Company Heartbeat Energy

Tell us something about yourself and what you are currently working on.

I’m the solo founder of Heartbeat Energy, a new SAAS company. We’re working on a tool to help UK homes and businesses lower their energy bills.

I talk to business managers and homeowners about how we can support them, especially those using renewable energy. Our goal is to make saving energy easy and practical for everyone.

Before you learned about GrowthMentor, how did you deal with the challenges you faced?

I actually looked up quite a few websites that could possibly offer the same things as Growth Mentor but it was wildly expensive per person and I didn’t know if the quality for such a high price was worth it.

Now I have the option of speaking to loads of them before actually considering if I would like to have a second conversation.

What ultimately compelled you to sign up for GrowthMentor?

The platform’s user-friendly interface and the cost-effective model of not charging per person were key factors. It supports every facet of my startup, from growth and technical aspects to sales.

Gaining insight and perspective is invaluable – conversing with experts in the industry or domain offers a broader view, highlighting strategies that have been successful for them, which could potentially be adapted for my own use.

What’s your favorite thing about GrowthMentor?

The diverse network of industry experts available.

What topics have you mostly discussed with mentors?

Ideation, sales strategies, expressing frustrations, insights into Y Combinator (YC), and Techstars experiences.

Swatantra Kumar shared valuable personal experiences from YC, discussing what strategies were successful for them and how these approaches could be adapted to secure a spot in YC in the foreseeable future.

Based on the things you’ve discussed in calls, do you have any results to tell us about?

Günter Richter and Amale Ghalbouni were instrumental in my acceptance into the Ignite Pre-Accelerator Startup Program. Also, Swatantra Kumar encouraged me to apply for Y Combinator (YC) this year.

How has GrowthMentor helped you?

GrowthMentor has been pivotal in fostering connections that are a significant reason my startup exists today. Its support and network have been crucial in turning the initial idea into a reality, providing the foundation and encouragement needed during the early stages of my venture.

What three adjectives would you use to describe GrowthMentor?

Focused conversations with the right people.

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