Interactive Events - Warwick Entrepreneur’s workshop Series to build entrepreneurial skills
The aim of this series of events will be to provide members and attendees with the foundational knowledge that will be key to beginning the journey to starting their own business. In this 5 stage series, successful entrepreneurs will guide students through the process of starting up their own businesses, from the initial idea and launch stage, to operating as a large scale corporation.
Workshop 1: Envision (October 7th)
The original idea is at the core of any business. Most start-ups fail due to inadequate research and prior planning. The launch stage is arguably the most important in that of a start up’s life and so, is a good starting point for our series covering the life cycle of a startup. In this workshop, our speaker will be covering: Coming up with an idea, Minimum Viable Products, Market Research and traditional challenges a start up may face at launch and how to avoid them.
Workshop 2: Enlist
Very few/no start-ups are a one man show- you need a team who buy into your product just as much as you do. We’ve all heard of Larry and Sergey, Jobs and Wozniak etc… but how does one actually find a co-founder and how can one begin to build the team needed to make the business happen? In this workshop, we will explore how to network like a pro, build a team and put what we have learnt to good use after, with a networking session following this event. This is your chance to meet like minded entrepreneurs and maybe even meet your next co-founder…
Workshop 3: Embark
Financing is often the biggest hurdle for a startup to overcome. You can have a great idea, a crack team, yet without sufficient capital, nothing can happen. This workshop will explore traditional routes of financing an early stage startup, as well as more unorthodox and creative ways of financing. If you’re interested in Venture Capital and how to pitch to investors, this is one not to miss.
Workshop 4: Evolve
How do we scale up our business and take it to the next level? How do we know when to pivot and change strategy and explore new challenges?
This workshop will look into ways and possibilities of getting the most out of your business idea and how to get comfortable with change. Being adaptable and comfortable with change, even if it might not make sense at first sight, is vital for your business to succeed in the long-run.
Workshop 5: From Entrepreneur to intrapreneur
When businesses become large scale is often when they get complacent and experience a loss of competitive advantage. This workshop will explore the need to be an ‘intrapreneur’, that is retaining a level of entrepreneurship even when a business is operating at a large and even multi national scale. We will explore examples of innovation within some of the worlds best known businesses and what firms can do to stay ahead in the face of increasing market saturation and competition.