Learn how to build your business with like-minded entrepreneurs

Do you want to start your own business? Don’t know where or what to start? Want to escape the daily grind and finally be in control of your life? What if you could do start your business under the mentorship of successful entrepreneurs at an inspiring destination to finally become the entrepreneur you have always wanted to be?

Our core values
Learn new tools and skills

We want to give you the opportunity to learn new skills from experts in the field that you can use beyond the duration of the trip. You’ll come away with a toolkit and plan to get your business idea up and running with new friends, potential co-founders and a support network you never knew existed. 

Immerseive local experiences

We strive to push the boundaries of travel and think outside the box in terms of the experiences we are creating for you. We take the hassle out of planning and provide an environment for you to make endless memories whilst still appreciating the importance of serendipity.

Community

Think you’re alone? Think again. Meeting people isn’t that difficult, finding someone you really click with is a bigger challenge. Connect with like-minded people from all walks of life whilst you learn, experience new cultures and grow together through common interests and goals.

Our Location - Lisbon

Lisbon – One of the rising stars in the startup world and is fast becoming one of the most popular cities in Europe to set up shop.

 

Accommodation – We’ll be staying right in the heart of the city close to the Time Out market and LX factory. With each room designed by a local artist you’ll feel right at home at this historical building with high ceilings with Tejo River views. You’ll have your own room and comes with ping-pong table and multiple chill out areas.

 

Experiences – Daily yoga, backstreet vespa tours, street art experiences and creative workshops as well as dining at local hotspots and visiting a social project.

Course structure

The purpose of this ideation workshop featuring organized idea generation exercises is to get you innovating — whether you want to change up a product/service you offer or come up for new ideas for a business and/or product. This workshop includes:

  • Researching, understanding and testing problems and pain points.
  • Defining customer segments and then validating ideas.
  • Ideation techniques and lean methodology

In this workshop you will design and develop new and existing business models. This workshop includes:

  • Design and test value propositions.
  • Assessing customer priorities in your value propositions.
  • Create a value map and customer profile
  • What is Product-Market Fit and how to get there.

Learn how to build a design prototype and a revenue-generating Minimum Desirable Product. This workshop includes:

  • Tools and techniques for Customer Validation
  • Principles and tools of prototyping
  • Design feature requirements for your MVP.
  • MVP testing and validation techniques
  • Benchmark with Competitors and Substitutes.

Learn ways to get your first users and build traction. This workshop includes:

  • Understanding your niche
  • Designing a customer persona and buyer journey for a target segment
  • Identify acquisition channels
  • Defining metrics to measure
  • Pricing Strategies

Learn to create your investment deck and build an investor acquisition strategy. This workshop includes:

  • Crafting an Investment Narrative
  • Developing an Investment Deck
  • Creating a Financial Model
  • Where and how to get investors

The bootcamp finishes with a demo day, where you will pitch your business to your peers, local startups and investors.

The Panel

Nelson Sivalingam

Founder, OneMinute London, Wonderush, HowNow

Nelson Sivalingam is a serial entrepreneur and award-winning filmmaker. His latest company, How Now raised a seven-figure investment from Fuel Ventures which includes Mark Pearson (MyVoucherCodes) and tennis superstar Andy Murray. He is an integral part of the Mayor of London’s official trade mission and helps startups of all sizes to scale and grow.

Karen Stenning

Entrepreneur, wellbeing practitioner, mentor and coach

Amar Pritash

Founder, Poplify

Amar runs a leading digital consultancy having previously worked in the technology & media advisory team at PWC, the strategy team at AOL and the M&A team at Grant Thornton. They work with startups through to global enterprises including the likes of Fidelity Investments. He is also part of a VC that invests in exciting and new startups.

Who is this for?
  • You have an idea for a product or service
  • Eager to connect with experts
  • Are attracted by the idea of moving forwards with a group of likeminded people.
  • Frustrated by your career and keen to explore alternatives.
  • Keen for personal transformation
  • Have an idea but not doing anything about it yet
  • Want to progress from thinking mode to doing mode
  • Want to learn about avoiding common mistakes
  • Want to get creative and have an adventure
  • Looking for structure, guidance and advice
  • You love travel and experiencing local cultures
What's included?
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Unique business boot camp with experts in the field

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Daily workshops on ideation, product development, strategy, marketing, branding, invetsment, legals.

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Daily guided business building sessions putting your ideas into practice

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Access to development teams and investors that can help you bring your business to life

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3 nights of accommodation, selected meals and transport

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Morning yoga

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Tailor-made vesper experience

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Street art tour & creative workshop

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‘Dragons Den’ style pitch at the end of the trip

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Opportunity to be able to pitch for investment

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Access to local co-working space

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Post trip meet-ups and internal chat’s through Slack

Your outcomes

By the end of the startup bootcamp, you’ll leave with:

  • A first version of your product or service
    You’ll know how to take an idea and break it down to create a sensible version 1.0.

  • A honed pitch
    With feedback from mentors and experienced startups facilitators you’ll have honed in on your elevator pitch

  • Knowledge of how to set your company up
    Learn all about setting up a limited company, what’s involved and what you need to know without making common mistakes

  • Access to developers, investors and a solid support network
    New doors will open and you’ll have unique access to digital agencies and investment arms
  • Potential co-founders
    Make new friends but maybe meet potential co-founders

  • Target customer profile
    You’ll leave with a good idea as to who your customers are and how to get them

  • An ‘alumni’ community of like minded individuals
    You’ll leave with a whole new bunch of friends and we’ll organise post program meet ups
  • Having explored a new place like a local
    From daily yoga to vespa tours, you’ll get to see the real side of the places we go and immerse yourself deep in local culture.
Flow state of mind

Our fundamental approach is centred around getting in the flow state of mind; when you create an environment that motivates and inspires then great things happen, learning becomes faster, more focused and fun.

By removing people from the stress of their everyday lives, creating an environment that inspires, supports and takes you out of your comfort zone then you are able to focus more mental energy on learning something new.

We run these programs abroad as we want you thinking about the amazing things you are learning and connections you are forming with others from all over the world rather than the chores you need to do or the daily commute to work and back.

 

How to apply
1. Apply

Fill in the form below to register your interest. Don’t worry, there’s no commitment at this stage, we just want to make sure it’s right for you.

2. Enroll

We’ll arrange a phone or Skype call with you. We’d like to know more about you, what you’re looking to achieve and to tell you more about what’s involved.

3. Book

Once you’ve been accepted, we’ll take a deposit and you’ll be invited into the group to meet your fellow peers on the trip. There’ll be pre trip meet-ups and we’ll organise a payment plan for the remaining balance.

Program details

Date: 19th October

Trip Length: 4 days

Price: £795pp

Spaces: 12

Sign up today

Register your interest today for this incredible trip and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible so we can make your dreams of entrepreneurship a reality.

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