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Startup Academy

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The Startup Academy is a 12-week accelerator programme, designed for pre- or post-start organisations with a strong idea.

Working with your cohort you will be able to share ideas, local challenges and best practices in order to develop and grow your business.

The programme will cover the key challenges of setting up a business and support individuals to develop a business plan, ready to present at an Investor Readiness Event.

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Who is the Startup Academy for?

If you’re an established, post-start or even pre-start business with a solid and exciting idea and eager to take the next step, this is the perfect programme for you. Companies must be SME’s and all have the potential for real growth.

What do previous participants say?

"The finance advice was incredibly helpful & interesting; Lauren ran both our finance modules, and took some time to speak with each of us individually giving us very specific advice, where else would you get that all arranged for you?" Alys Smith, Sudslure, Startup Academy Participant, Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub, Jan-April 2020.

"I think all SMEs should send a representative to attend the course since they may get a different perspective on what they are currently doing and incorporate new ideas into their business." - Chris Wells, Startup Academy Participant, Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub, Jan-April 2020.

What does it cover?

Week 1
Introduction and Business Planning

Week 2
Idea Generation and Product Development

Week 3
Storytelling for Startups

Week 4
Marketing and Sales Channels

Week 5
Digital Business Models

Week 6
Finance to Start your Business

Week 7
Finance to Grow your Business

Week 8
Protecting your Business (IP, Data Protection and Cyber Security)

Week 9
High Productivity Business Operations

Week 10 (AM)
How to Build a Successful Leadership Team

Week 10 (PM)
How to Pitch to Investors

Week 11
Investing Pitching Panel

Week 12
Outcome and Feedback Session
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