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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 entrepreneurs and set yourself up for success.
Engage with industry leaders who will transform the way you think about your business.
Trainer - Workshop 6
Chief Awesome Officer
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.
The Launch Club Workshops
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 - Tim Jones
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
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
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
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 - Kit Hindin and Marian Johnson
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