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  • Northumberland to Cornwall – WalesNigeria, Saudi Arabia, Botswana
  • Northumberland to Cornwall – WalesNigeria, Saudi Arabia, Botswana
  • Northumberland to Cornwall – WalesNigeria, Saudi Arabia, Botswana
  • Northumberland to Cornwall – WalesNigeria, Saudi Arabia, Botswana
  • Northumberland to Cornwall – WalesNigeria, Saudi Arabia, Botswana
  • Introduction

    1. 1. Funded by Delivered by in Partnership with
    2. 2. Funded by Delivered by in Partnership with AGENDA – DAY 1 Introduction – Oxford innovation & Ignite Person – all about YOU! Proposition Part 1 – all about your IDEA Lunch Sales and Marketing – getting it out there Proposition Part 2 – making some money and scaling Summary
    3. 3. Alan Street Business Coach
    4. 4. Oxford Innovation Who are we? Where do we operate?
    5. 5. Cornwall Project European funded Aim to increase wealth and employment
    6. 6. Cornwall Project - Offer Up to 30 days of fully funded coaching / mentoring for eligible businesses Director Peer groups Expert sessions Business Plan Competition - IGNITE
    7. 7. Housekeeping Emergency exits Fire alarms Photos? Mobiles – ON but SILENT !! Please use Twitter - @Ignite_Cornwall Product = Product OR Service Please DO interact with / challenge us!
    8. 8. Introductions The 8 second challenge! Introduce yourself to the group in less than 8 seconds Being focussed and succinct is a vital business skill Name and something about you and/or your business We’ll try this again at the end of Day 2
    9. 9. Funded by Delivered by in Partnership with Ignite 2013 Alan Street
    10. 10. Funded by Delivered by in Partnership with IGNITE 2013 A business plan competition Prize fund worth more than £100K. Open to pre- and early start businesses based in Cornwall and IoS Must have been trading for less than 12 months on 17 September 2013
    11. 11. Funded by Delivered by in Partnership with The Process Attend Ignite Experience Workshops Submit 3 minute ‘video’ pitch Judges select finalists Finalists submit written business plan Judges select winner
    12. 12. Funded by Delivered by in Partnership with Looking for....? A plan for a good business more than..... A good business plan
    13. 13. Funded by Delivered by in Partnership with Looking for....? Some form of IP Scalability Employment Uniqueness (USP) Tested concept and/or market Strong entrepreneur
    14. 14. Funded by Delivered by in Partnership with Key Dates Ignite Experience Workshops – June / July / August Closing Date – 17th September Announce Finalists – 1st October Submit Business Plan – 29th October Winner Announced – 14th November
    15. 15. Funded by Delivered by in Partnership with DAY ONE Closing Date – 17th September You – The Entrepreneur Your Business Proposition Sponsor Lightning Talks Sales and Marketing DAY TWO Planning and Running your business Sponsor Lightning Talks The Business Plan Pitching Plan for Next 2 Days

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