Parent-Cubator Start Up Course

Parent-Cubator Start Up Course

This course offers you the opportunity to step back and think about business idea and how you want to develop it, in a supportive and relaxed environment.  Our expert tutors take you through a step by step process to understand your customers, their problems and the value you can offer.  With a maximum of 12 members in each group we create a collaborative atmosphere where we can draw on each other’s experience and expertise as professionals and parents.

Each session includes a 2 hour workshop and 30 minutes of time in the Calthorpe Garden Co-working Cafe.  If you have an under 5 you can book them in to our lovely on site creche for a creative play session while you learn.

Our next course will take place on Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm from 19 September – 31 October (no class on 23 October), register your interest if you would like further details 

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Week 1:  Find Your Customers: How to get your start up noticed by solving your customers’ problems.  Start to use the lean canvas to create a one page business plan.  Discuss how you will balance your priorities and reduce your stress as a parent and entrepreneur.

Week 2:  Social Media Strategy: Create empathy maps to understand more about your early adopter customers.  Build a social media strategy that will get them singing from the roof tops about you

Week 3:  Business Model You:  Great start ups work because of the resources and passion their founders draw on, not because of a ‘killer’ idea.  Explore how you can use your personal, professional and network resources to build a value proposition that is true to your passion and your customers will love

Week 4:  Managing the Money: Understand the finances behind your enterprise, by working on your cost structure and revenue streams.  Learn about business eco-systems and begin to develop your value proposition

Week 5:  Your MVP: Start to test out your solutions by creating a minimum viable product and securing pre-orders from customers or interest from funders.  Work more on your budget and how you will manage your cashflow

Week 6:  Your Pitch: Complete and share your lean business canvas.  Pitch your business proposition to the group and get feedback

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