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The Startup Idea Series: mini-workshops & info sessions

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Escape the City

1 Frederick's Place



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Being your own boss and starting something you care about sounds like the dream, but it's hard to know how to start and what to work on.

To get you on the entrepreneurial route, we've designed these mini-workshops during which we'll be delving into idea generation, idea selection and the first steps to launching your idea.

If you're curious about starting your own thing, come along to meet likeminded escapees and kickstart your business.

1. How to get your idea out of your head and into the world - Monday 24th April

Got an idea you want to launch into the world?

It could be an exciting, innovative product, a solution to a big problem, or a new way to fill a gap in the market. The thing is - having an idea is one thing, but launching it into the world is another.

It's easy to get stuck - not knowing where to start, what you should focus on, or how to avoid costly mistakes.

This evening workshop will help you:

- Understand what's stopping you from running with your idea, and how to overcome it

- Figure out how to prioritise your next actions so you can move forward

- Meet likeminded people to support your next steps

2. How to generate good business ideas - Tuesday 2nd May

Are you struggling to come up with a good business idea?

One that really appeals to you and would gain customers?

Good business ideas don't happen by magic. If not having the perfect idea is what's holding you back, join us to get involved in tried and tested methods for coming up with smart, meaningful business ideas.

This evening workshop will help you:

- Spark your creativity

- Work your idea muscle to come up with a range of potential business possibilities

- Connect with likeminded escapees and tap into their experience and knowledge

3. How to pick the idea to launch - Tuesday 9th May

Have too many ideas you don't know which to run with?

If you're an 'ideas person', that's great. But it can create a pretty problematic kind of paralysis.

In this evening workshop we'll be cutting through the noise, distractions and assumptions to find the right business idea for you.

This evening workshop will help you:

- Quickly test any assumptions you have for each idea you have

- Develop 'your good idea criteria' and how it can help you refine your options

- Carry out your resource check and get clear on what's available to you

- Investigate the trends & timing related to your ideas

Each workshop will start at 7pm sharp and will run to 8:30pm. Drinks will be available from the bar so come down, grab a beer and get chatting.

We'll also share more information about our upcoming Idea Accelerator programme, with opportunities to ask questions and meet the team. Get a feel for a what the Idea Accelerator is all about, while learning some of the core concepts to set your idea up for success.

Your workshop facilitators for the evenings:


Dom Jackman

Dom co-founded Escape The City in 2010 after six years as a frustrated Management Consultant at Ernst & Young, with too many ideas and no idea how to launch them. His startup superpowers include: user journeys, tech for non techies, lean methodologies, customer development and crowdfunding.


ben keene

Founder of Tribewanted (crowd-funded eco-communities), Ben has led four Startup Tribes and is a business advisor at Virgin Startup. His startup superpowers include: helping people turn pub ideas into actual startups, building purposeful communities and hacking online projects together in a very short amount of time.

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