Essex Business Accelerator

The Essex Business Accelerator programme consists of 8 weekly online sessions.
Perfect for businesses needing a boost.

OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES OF ESSEX

A series of eight online sessions that supports those entrepreneurs and businesses facing challenging circumstances. The programme helps bridge the gap between ‘what is’ and ‘what could be’ by providing foundational business development and innovation skills. A social learning event that will develop your skills and empower your business.

WHAT’S COVERED?

  • Session 1 – An introduction to the programme: entrepreneurial networks and pitching in general
  • Session 2 – Discovering your drivers: value-led business development
  • Session 3 – Tools for innovation: using the Business Model Canvas and engaging with business model innovation
  • Session 4 – Understanding what makes your customers tick: product-market fit and business model fit
  • Session 5 – Build a marketing strategy and develop your brand: Empower the language of the business
  • Session 6 – Financial metrics that matter. Cost drivers to revenue streams: exploring the key performance indicators that inform and steer the business
  • Session 7 – Covering the soft skills around presenting and public speaking as well as tools for PowerPoint and creating a solid pitch deck: the role that leadership plays
  • Session 8 – Pitch to impress: a chance to deliver a powerful pitch to an expert panel and showcase the credentials of the business

WHO IS IT FOR?

Open to all businesses registered in Essex but predominantly aimed at early-stage entrepreneurs (under three years old) who seek growth and want to bring in new opportunities.


We’ve helped thousands of new businesses get started. Don’t just start out, start up!


This course takes place online via Zoom on Tuesdays, 9.30 AM – 12:00 PM

  • 8th February 2022, until
  • 29th March 2022

If you would like any further information or have any questions, please contact us on 01206 548833 or email enquiries@colbea.co.uk

WHAT’S COVERED?

  • Session 1 – An introduction to the programme: entrepreneurial networks and pitching in general
  • Session 2 – Discovering your drivers: value-led business development
  • Session 3 – Tools for innovation: using the Business Model Canvas and engaging with business model innovation
  • Session 4 – Understanding what makes your customers tick: product-market fit and business model fit
  • Session 5 – Build a marketing strategy and develop your brand: Empower the language of the business
  • Session 6 – Financial metrics that matter. Cost drivers to revenue streams: exploring the key performance indicators that inform and steer the business
  • Session 7 – Covering the soft skills around presenting and public speaking as well as tools for PowerPoint and creating a solid pitch deck: the role that leadership plays
  • Session 8 – Pitch to impress: a chance to deliver a powerful pitch to an expert panel and showcase the credentials of the business

WHO IS IT FOR?

Open to all businesses registered in Essex but predominantly aimed at early-stage entrepreneurs (under three years old) who seek growth and want to bring in new opportunities.


We’ve helped thousands of new businesses get started. Don’t just start out, start up!


This course takes place online via Zoom on Tuesdays, 9.30 AM – 12:00 PM

  • 8th February 2022, until
  • 29th March 2022

If you would like any further information or have any questions, please contact us on 01206 548833 or email enquiries@colbea.co.uk

Workshop dates

Session 1 – Program Introduction

  • Tuesday 8th February 2022, 9:30-12:00 (2.5 hours)

Session 2 – Discovering your Drivers

  • Tuesday 15th February 2022, 9:30-12:00 (2.5 hours)

Session 3 – Tools for Innovation

  • Tuesday 22nd February 2022, 9:30-12:00 (2.5 hours)

Session 4 – Understanding Customers

  • Tuesday 1st March 2022, 9:30-12:00 (2.5 hours)

Session 5 – Marketing Strategy

  • Tuesday 8th March 2022, 9:30-12:00 (2.5 hours)

Session 6 – Financial Metrics that matter

  • Tuesday 15th March 2022, 9:30-12:00 (2.5 hours)

Session 7 – Presentation & Public Speaking Skills

  • Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 9:30-12:00 (2.5 hours)

Session 8 – Pitch to Impress

  • Tuesday 29th March 2022, 9:30-12:00 (2.5 hours)

    The Weave

    Entrepreneurial Learning Community

    The Weave is an entrepreneurial education business that brings the campus experience to real-world entrepreneurs. Practioners that deliver fun events that inform and inspire – we develop education that helps entrepreneurs become better at what they do. Our accelerator programmes open up the pathways between the business as is and what it could be. Entrepreneurs in Residence at the University of Essex supporting the next generation of enterprising people.


    Director of Business Development James Cracknell Co-founder; mentor, educator and facilitator with a deep network, helping entrepreneurs to overcome limiting beliefs.

     

    Director of Community Engagement Magdalena Mahdy Co-founder; Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Essex. Experienced community builder, facilitator, mentor to students and independent business owner with a passion for marketing.

    Call 01206 489352 or contact us here.

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