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Are you in the early stages of starting your business? Do you need support in defining, building and launching your product? Start with LIFT Building a Digital Business, a 10-week programme designed to support digital and technology-enabled businesses from idea stage to market launch.

expert
support

10 weeks

starts 24th May 2022

virtual sessions

What will I learn?

In this programme, you will validate your idea and develop robust strategies for your product and its market launch. You will learn how to build the first usable version of your product or service (known as Minimum Viable Product, MVP). Plus, you will gain expertise in tried-and-tested tools such as; Shopify, Teachable, Thinkific, Facebook Groups and more.

Learning Objective

Learn how to build, validate and strategically launch your business idea and product (MVP).
Gain extensive knowledge on codeless solutions to start a business or enhance the performance of existing businesses. 

Format

Expert-led interactive sessions, (virtual).

Key Dates

Applications open: 7th April 2022
Application  close: 12th May 2022, at 5 PM
Programme starts: 14th May 2022
Programme ends: 15th May 2022

 

Commitment

2 days – Saturday (9:00 – 17:00) and Sunday (10:00 – 16:00)

The Curriculum

– What is a digital business model?
– Design Thinking: validating your idea
– Developing a robust product strategy
– Building out your product (MVP)
– Developing a market launch strategy
– Understanding landing pages & leads
– Marketing: Organic, Paid Advertising
– Challenge Showcase Day
– Startup Surgeries with Experts

 

This programme is suitable for

– Entrepreneurs who have a business idea and who want to validate that idea using no-code solutions (i.e. an extension of the Ideation Weekend)
– Entrepreneurs who already have an early-stage business, and who want to become digitally enabled
– Early-stage founders who would like access to a network of like-minded people

 

About LIFT

LIFT (Leading Inclusive Futures through Technology) is a three-year programme across Camden, Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets that helps underserved residents, (especially women and Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities) into good local jobs in the knowledge economy (tech, digital, sciences and creative production) and supports businesses and start-ups in these sectors.

Contacts

LIFTlift.futures@islington.gov.uk
OneTech – federico@capitalenterprise.org

Apply for LIFT Ideation Weekend if:

- You Live in the boroughs of Camden, Hackney, Islington or Tower Hamlets
- You are eager to learn and ready to commit for the duration of the course

Applications open until 16th May 2022 (9 AM)

 

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