Bright Ideas 2019/20 - Fast-track, Kick off Event

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As part of our series of events linked to the Bright Ideas Programme, we are pleased to launch the 2020 Bright Ideas Fast-track!

The Bright Ideas Fast-track is for anyone at the advanced stages of researching an idea, or at the beginning stages of trading. This experience kicks off with an intense weekend and is followed by an 8-session course designed to help you with a faster route to market.

The aim of the Fast-track is to prepare you for the Launch and Pitching Event taking place in October 2020 (date TBC), Kingston University ”Dragons Den" event where you will have the opportunity to pitch for up to £10k worth of seed investment.

Virtual weekend

Attendees of the virtual conference will learn lean start-up methodology to identify and test early customers, validate their business ideas and create a pitch deck that clearly outlines the business opportunity to potential investors. Confirmation and links to the event will be sent out once attendees are confirmed. Please make sure you register your interest to be considered. SPACES ARE LIMITED.

What is covered during the Fast-track weekend?

During this weekend your idea will be developed and you will get feedback from potential investors.

Day 1, Fri 29 May 2020 - Business Model

Finding the correct business model for your idea, with market analysis, revenue streams and break even.

Day 2, Sat 30 May 2020 - Sales & Marketing plan

Customer discovery, sales and marketing channels and strategies, create a marketing plan.

Day 3, Sun 31 May 2020 - Funding

Creation of pitch deck for your most likely funders.

What happens after the Fast-track weekend?

June - August 2020 – You will attend the 8-session Fast-track course to support to help you get investment ready.

October 2020 – Bright Ideas Launch (date TBC): you’ll have the chance to pitch your idea to potential investors and possibly win an investment of up to £15k.

IMPORTANT: Notes for students

Please note that this is a FREE event for students and graduates from Kingston University.

However you are required to pay a deposit of £14.99 (after 24 April) which will be refunded once you have attended the event. This is to ensure we are absolutely clear how many attendees will be at the conference.

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