Social Enterprise workshop for women tech entrepreneurs - 14/15 Feb
The enterprise team at Bath SETsquared are inviting aspiring entrepreneurs to join a bespoke 2-day women-only workshop (14/15th February 2019, and again in May). The workshop is part of the ERDF funded Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme (SEIP) is tailored at a target market of early stage women (tech) social entrepreneurs and will include modules about business formation and planning:
● Introducing social entrepreneurship
● Identifying users (beneficiaries), customers, stakeholders and making sense to your audience
● Social business canvas and identifying the social problem you are trying to solve
● Finding the value proposition
● Innovation through design thinking & lean start up
In addition there will be modules of a more tailored focus on the technical and emotional skills of starting a business:
● Personal growth: assessing leadership confidence and overcoming the challenges of being a female entrepreneur,
● Reaching out: Role of networking and building the right connections both for progressing the business and you
● Being prepared: Facing the funding hurdle - investor, crowdfunding, bootstrapping, public sector funding. Introducing the key funding sources. Positioning and how you capture the hearts of audiences, stakeholders and funders including building a pitch deck.
The workshop is delivered by Cat Ainsworth from the fantastic Dot Project and Ann Holman, Consultant & Coach and held here at the Bath Innovation Centre. If you are interested in joining the workshop you can apply here to reserve a space or call us on 01225 388713 if you would like to discuss an application. Places are free and filling up fast to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
Feedback from past SEIP workshops - delegates were asked “What did you take away from the two days and what are your next steps?”.
Caroline: ‘Incredibly helpful being able to frame it. The combination of people and tutors was great and I’m inspired to look further into what company structure I should adopt’
Ro: ‘ I have learnt more than I thought I would in 2 days, it has been so useful to meet people outside my network - my next step is to launch my website’
Zara: ‘very good experience, I did not know about this work, technical words, how to explain your idea in a few words. I am impressed with the social business canvas - I’m inspired to look for funding and start up with my two co-founders’
Monika: ‘ I learnt a lot on only 2 days, particularly to understand the difference between a social enterprise and business - my next step is to check into DBS checks, set up a basic website and business’