Launch Club

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 WHAT IS THE LAUNCH CLUB? 

The Launch Club is a 6 week business accelerator programme tailored to early-stage entrepreneurs who want to get the foundations right for their business in an immersive and interactive setting. This programme is for you if you really want to get your idea off the ground and dedicate time to it without interruption.

Launch Club gives you ongoing coaching support from our Startup Activation Coordinator, the evening accelerator series, and access to exclusive networking events and the wider Canterbury entrepreneurial community. You can dive deep into the key pillars of your business plan from purpose to prospects to pricing and pitching. Launch Club gives you the opportunity to network with like-minded ideators and set yourself up for success.


TRAINERS

Engage with industry leaders who will transform the way you think about your business. 

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Kit Hindin

KIT HINDIN

Trainer-Workshop 1

Startup Activator

Ministry of Awesome

Kit is an experienced entrepreneur, coach and designer passionate about helping other entrepreneurs succeed.


GEOFF BRASH

Trainer - Workshop 2 

Co- Founder

SLI Systems

Geoff is a highly successful co-founder of SLI Systems and is widely and actively involved in the development of the startup ecosystem in Christchurch.




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KRISTA PITCHARD

Trainer - Workshop 3

Service Lead - Lean Business Analytics

Assurity Consulting

Krista Pritchard is a Business Coach to SME's & startups as well as the Service Lead for Lean Business Analysis at Assurity Consulting Ltd. 


LUCY A.F. BENNETTO

Trainer - Worshop 3

Founder

Bennetto Natural Foods 

Lucy is the founder of the Organic, Fairtrade and Vegan certified Bennetto brand chocolate bars and drinking chocolate now distributed nationally and exporting to Australia.


JACOB VARGHESE  

Trainer - Workshop 4  

Startup Activator

Ministry of Awesome  

Jacob was an investment banker before joining Ministry of Awesome. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from UC and manages MoA's Startup Activation Programme. 


Nick

NICK BURNS

Trainer - Workshop 5

Founder

Emendo

Nick is a tech company founder with extensive international experience in complex sales. He trains and coaches entrepreneurs to achieve sales success.


Steven

STEVEN MOE

Trainer - Workshop 4

Senior Associate

Parry Field Lawyers

Steven works with the Corporate and Commercial team at Parry Field Lawyers, he has extensive experience in working with startups and is passionate about social enterprise.ex

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MICHAEL PHILPOTT 

Trainer - Workshop 6

Co-Founder & Training Consultant  

Smart Wise

Michael is a management consultant who offers change management and training services, he is also the speaking coach of TedX Christchurch. 


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Kris

KRIS MORRISON

Trainer - Workshop 4 

Partner

Parry Field Lawyers

Kris leads the corporate, technology, and startup advisory team at Parry Field Lawyers. He is an expert in business structuring and IP law.


Marian Johnson

MARIAN JOHNSON

Trainer - Workshop 6

Chief Awesome Officer

Ministry of Awesome

Marian is an experienced business growth leader and strategic thinker. She has over two decades of experience in executive roles with tech startups like FluentIQ and ZoomGroup as well as with large multinationals such as Universal Entertainment and Discovery networks.



NICOLA

NICOLA DEVINE

Trainer - Workshop 5 

Creative Director

Tanker Creative 

Nicola is an expert in media and marketing strategy and works with global clientele. She is the founder and Creative Director of Tanker Creative. 






MARK YOUR CALENDARS 

The Launch Club Workshops 

May
17

5.30pm-7.30pm Workshop 1 WHY: Strategy and Purpose

Gain clarity around the direction of your business or Social Enterprise by exploring your motivations and the ‘why’ of your venture. Develop the Vision and Mission for your organisation, and clarify its intended impact.  

Trainer - Kit Hindin

May
24

5.30pm-7.30pm Workshop 2 WHO: Customer Discovery and Validation 

Discovery of who your Customers are, who your Early Adopters will be, what problem these people have, and how they currently solve it. Learn some simple tools that can help you to ensure there is a market for your idea. 

Trainer - Geoff Brash

May
31

5.30pm-7.30pm Workshop 3 WHAT: Products, Prototyping, and more validation

Develop the solution (the product or service) for your customers. Understand how to use prototyping to validate your product with your customers. Knowing how to test your product or service and when to change direction is critical for your eventual success.

Trainer - Krista Pitchard 

June
7

5.30pm-8.00pm Workshop 4 HOW : Business Model, Budgeting and Legal Toolkit 2018

Estimating the size of your market and developing a revenue model (including pricing), and how to validate this. Developing the steps required to deliver your product or service to your customers. Building a basic business model and evaluating breakeven. Educate yourself about the basic business laws you need to know about incorporation.  

Trainers - Kris Morrison, Steven Moe and Jacob Varghese



June
14

5.30pm-7.30pm Workshop 5 TELLING YOUR STORY: Sales, Marketing and Branding

Get clarity on your target customer and look at what kind of brand identity and positioning will engage that customer. Understand how to communicate your point of difference and across what marketing channels. Create a sales strategy and look at potential opportunities for strategic partnerships as well as what channels will deliver your strategy most effectively.

Trainers - Nicola Devine and Nick Burns

June
21

5.30pm-7.30pm Workhop 6 THE WAY FORWARD: Pitching, Partnerships, and Taking Action

Developing an effective pitch for your idea and being confident in your delivery. Identifying key partners, what's required to launch and where to find more support. Developing a clear path and an action plan that describes the journey ahead.  

Trainers - Michael Philpott and Marian Johnson

 


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