Business Bootcamp Start a business and change the worldâ€Ś! The success of business today depends on the ability to spot opportunities and develop innovative products and services in order to capture those opportunities. A successful entrepreneur is one who spots an opportunity and converts an idea into marketable products and services to generate profit. Entrepreneurs, therefore, need to understand their own abilities and characteristics in order to exploit their strengths and build successful teams around them. The successful conversion of ideas depends on stringent feasibility testing of products, markets, resources and finances. Capital Enterprise - in partnership with Brunel University - is looking for entrepreneurs who have a business idea (or have recently started a new business) that is innovative and has the potential to be fast tracked to ÂŁ100,000â€™s of investment. This one-day Business Bootcamp is a unique course designed for ambitious entrepreneurs who require a set of key skills to facilitate the process of taking an idea to market.
Friday 14th September 2012 The Darwin Room, Hamilton Centre Brunel University Uxbridge, UB8 3PH Mentors and guest speakers will be available throughout the day to answer questions that arise from the bootcamp and answer any general questions you may have that relate to starting up a business. One-to-one sessions are also available and lunch is provided. About Capital Enterprise In the past 12 months Capital Enterprise programmes have helped over a 1000 individuals in London to learn from successful entrepreneurs and experts about the tools, models and techniques (pioneered in Silicon Valley) that can be used to take an idea and potentially turn it into a million pound business. About Harrow in Business HiB provides advice, guidance and inspiration on how to start or grow in business. The HiB Business Advice Centre is one of the UK's most successful advice centres for small and medium sized businesses. Since 1983 we've helped over 50,000 people just like you expand their horizons, get investment and achieve your dreams. We are ready to help you too!
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Agenda – Friday 14th September 10:45 Registration with tea and coffee 11:00 Welcome and introductions 11:10 What is a ‘scalable’ business and why starting one is so different to starting a traditional business or going self-employed 11:30 What do you need to do to prove concept to market? 11:40 Business Canvas Model: How to road map turning an idea into a start-up business 13:00 Lunch (provided) 13:45 Lean start-up process: How to go about bootstrapping a business 14:45 Funding a runway using alternative finance such as crowd funding and peer-to-peer lending 15:45 How to source collaborators, mentors and investors 16:00 Lessons from the frontline: An opportunity to meet a panel of entrepreneurs to get the insider’s track 16:30 Networking and one-to-one mentoring 18:00 Finish