Startup Onramp comprises 10 weekly 3-hour workshops, following a logical progression from idea validation to product development, customer acquisition, investment, and growth.
The workshops are delivered by experienced facilitators and supported by guest presenters from the local region (including entrepreneurs, investors and subject matter experts) who also assist with mentoring.
The first program for 2020 will begin on Tuesday 10 March and run until June 11, with a final Pitch Night competition to wrap up, celebrate, and network. The weekly workshops are held on Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm to 8.30pm at the Success Hubs in Sawtell.
|Week #||Topic 1||Topics|
|Week 1|| Introduction: |
The world of start-ups
| Lean start-up methodology |
First pitch – 2 minutes on camera!
|Week 2|| Distinguishing success from failure: |
Hair on fire problems
Traits of successful founders
| Metrics for success: worked examples |
Pitch practice: what/why/how
Ideal pitch template + video example
|Week 3||The value proposition:|
What is it?
Value Proposition canvas
|Workshopping the Value Proposition canvas Video examples of great pitches|
Great vs poor branding
| Lean canvas workshop |
Video examples of terrible pitches
|Week 5|| Validation Board:|
Hypothesis validation – customers, problems, solutions, value
| Case studies |
Pitching: a roadmap for creating a great pitch, workshopping ideas
|Week 6||Legal basics:|
Terminology Sample documents
Where to go for advice
|Workshopping legal problems?|
First pitch session: 2 minutes, no slides
|Week 7||PR basics / Digital marketing||PR case studies Second pitch session: 2 minutes, no slides|
|Week 8||Product development:|
The customer journey
|UX/UI case studies Third pitch session: start at the beginning or do the ending, with slides|
|Week 9||Customer Acquisition:|
Process Mapping Costs
|Fourth pitch session: the whole 5 minutes, with slides|
|Week 10|| Introduction to investment and investors: The founder/start-up journey|
Where to go next
|Final pitch session: the whole 5 minutes, with slides|
Are you ready to be your own boss?
If you are ready to apply, you can go to the application page below. In case you need more information, you can come to one of our free information sessions to ask any questions that you might have.