Skillfluence works in partnership with universities, industry associations and economic development agencies to design and deliver bespoke programmes, ranging from single workshops to multi-day residential programmes. While the format may change, the objectives are typically very similar – equipping entrepreneurs with the tools and confidence they need to accelerate the growth of their companies. Below are 3 popular formats that offer a starting point for customisation:
Innovation Camps: Innovation camps are high-impact, week-long residential programmes designed to support early stage entrepreneurs in a specific industry or sector. They are typically designed in partnership with a regional development agency or innovation centre. The camps include a wide range of practical workshops, speakers and experiences covering topics such as: Lean Startup, Value Proposition, Leadership, Intellectual Property and Creativity & Innovation as well as 1-2-1 mentoring. Most recently we ran an Innovation Camp for a group of 18 innovative companies from across Europe, all active in the Bio-economy.
Business Bootcamp: In this high impact one-day workshop participants will clearly define their business model, positioning it for growth and investment. Participan
ts gain clarity about their idea, creating a single-page visual map of the business model. Participants have the opportunity to explore their business or idea in depth, defining critical features such as customers, costs, revenues, unique selling points and the key risk factors associated with the opportunity. Throughout the day participants learn from case studies as well as receiving advice and support specific to their business from experienced trainers, advisors and entrepreneurs.
Lean Launchpad: The programme helps budding entrepreneurs put their ideas into action. The 10-week programme provides hands-on learning on what it’s like to start a company. The structured approach helps start-ups reduce the uncertainty of commercializing innovations and creating new ventures. We leverage “Lean Launchpad” and “Business Model Generation” methodologies, which are taught at Imperial College, MIT, Stanford and Berkeley. Our approach is project-based and challenges participants to set up a new company, build and test their business model and present their business on the final day.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Enterprise Development and Business Acceleration programmes, please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.