The New Enterprise Bootcamp

27 & 28 November 2019 

A two-day Bootcamp that has been designed to support innovative and ambitious entrepreneurs and business owners that are in the early stages of their business life cycle.

Aiming to give you the tools and skills necessary to strengthen your product and/or service offer, the course will help you to fully realise your goals by challenging the assumptions that underlie your business plan and validate your products.

Across the two days, participants will attend a number of sessions on specific aspects of business, with speakers from Keele University academics and directors as well as local businesses.

Sessions include:

The Right Product - Validating your Value Proposition
The Lean Start Method, Customer Discovery

Lean Start Methods and exercises
MVP, Introduction to BMC, developing a business plan

The Right Team with a Plan
Teambuilding, diversity, skills, strategy, leadership

Leadership in Innovation
Thought leadership, company culture, purpose, social enterprises

Persuasive Pitching
Pitch materials, pitch deck, putting together a persuasive pitch

The Right Resources – Money
Accessing the RIGHT Funding for your business
Partners Dains Accountants will be running sessions to help refine your financial tools effectively and understanding grants, debt financing and investment

Money Management Workshop
Understanding management accounts with a keen emphasis on cash flow management. Debt management

Being an Entrepreneur, Q&A panel
Presentations from actual entrepreneurs, case studies

To attend the event all delegates must pass an application process, please fill out an Expression of Interest form from the website and send to

SIH Funder logos exc DCF 400px The New Enterprise Bootcamp is delivered through the Keele University Science & Innovation Park Smart Innovation Hub (project reference: 32R17P01691). This programme is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme. 

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Smart Innovation Hub
Keele University
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01782 734321

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