Workshop Series Two, March 2017: Turn YOUR idea into a Business
The Perthcolator workshops are a series of six 2-hour sessions designed to walk the new entrepreneur through the process of creating a business.
The Perthcolator workshops are a series of six 2-hour sessions designed to walk the new entrepreneur through the process of creating a new business. Based on the Lean Startup philosophy, the workshops are aimed at ensuring that the new business is viable and will make money before the founder commits any capital to it.
This is YOUR chance to turn that idea that’s been in your head for a while into a viable business!
The workshop sessions are held at TechHub, in Money St, Northbridge. TechHub is a mainstay of the thriving startup community in Perth, and is easily accessible from both the CBD by foot and wider Perth area by car during the evening.
Commencing on March 9th, sessions are held on a Thursday evening at 5:45pm (for a 6pm start) until around 8pm. The actual finish time varies because discussion can prolong the session, and we welcome that. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and bring their problems to the sessions for help from the experienced mentors present.
The workshop course content can be summarised as:
- 9th Mar: Ideas and how to think about them
- 16th Mar: Customer Problems, the heart of any new business
- 23rd Mar: Market Validation, finding out if your idea works
- 30th Mar: Solutions and how to build them
- 6th Apr: Marketing, brand and stories
- 13th Apr: Administration, structure, investment and finance
The workshop sessions are conducted by experienced startup founders, each of whom is an expert in their area. Each session is taught by a founder who has explicit experience in the subject matter for that session, so there are multiple tutors over the course of all six sessions.
The series culminates in a graduation ceremony held at a startup community venue, where the attendees are invited to pitch their business or idea to the audience. The startup community is very supportive and is able to provide help with most businesses, and pitching a business to an audience is a vital experience for new founders.
Stop procrastinating and start doing!