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Bright Ideas Accelerator: Launch & Validate Weekend
Fri, 23 Jun 2017, 14:00 – Sun, 25 Jun 2017, 16:00 BST
As part of our series of events linked to the Bright Ideas competition, we are pleased to launch our second accelerator style weekend! During Trigger, in January, we helped a number of companies form their ideas and now we will be helping attendees validate and launch their businesses.
Attendees at the 3-day boot camp will use 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.
- Develop a viable business model for your idea
- Decide possible revenue streams
- Create a marketing plan
- Discuss fund raising opportunities
- Develop a pitch deck ready for potential investors
- Meet high profile mentors and investors
Who is it for?
The Bright Ideas Accelerator is for anyone at the advanced stages of researching an idea, or at the beginning stages of trading. The programme has been designed to help you with a faster route to market, introduce you to mentors that can help you develop your idea, and help you raise funds for your start-up.
What happens at a Bright Ideas Accelerator?
This is a fast paced, action packed experience developed to help you get maximum value and significant traction.
Day 1 Business Model
Finding the correct business model for your idea, with market analysis, revenue streams and break even
Day 2 Sales & Marketing plan
Customer discovery, sales and marketing channels and strategies, create a marketing plan
Day 3 Funding
Creation of pitch deck for my most likely funders
Check out last years programme: View 2016 full programme (pdf)
IMPORTANT: Notes for students
Please note that this is a FREE event for students and graduates from Kingston University.
However you must pay a deposit of £30 which will be refunded once you have attended the event. This is to ensure we do not overbook rooms as you will be staying at Cumberland Lodge both Friday and Saturday night.
Taxi's will be arranged for students to be picked up Egham station (closest train station) on the Friday and a taxi will return you to the station on the Sunday.