Today was the Boot Camp for the Famous Grouse Ideas Centre Accelerator Programme which is powered by Elevator. As an applicant for the programme and having submitted an on line application I was invited along to round 2 of the selection process to hear more about what the programme involves and also to pitch my business to a selection panel of friendly "dragons" (see below).
The programme will span 12 weeks of training, covering a multitude of skills from Marketing, Cashflow Forecasting, Recruitment and Personal Profiling amongst many others. Mentoring will also be provided.
In this photo, programme manager Caryn Gibson explains how the Business Model Canvas will be used as a tool to help us assess our business.
Finally we all took turns to pitch our business to the panel - 3 minutes for a pitch and 4 minutes of questions. Luckily they were all very friendly dragons and questions, at this stage anyway, were not too tough. Fingers crossed for a positive outcome as the programme looks amazing!