In collaboration with Cardiff Metropolitan University's award-winning Centre for Entrepreneurship, Simply Do Ideas has just completed an intensive Ideas Accelerator programme at the University's new incubator unit. Simply Do Ideas designed and delivered the programme, which was created for pre-start, early-stage entrepreneurs with a positive mindset.
Ten individuals with the drive and commitment to make their ideas happen were offered places on the experiential programme and specialist industry mentor sessions were set up that were tailored to individuals' and business needs. Personal development coaching sessions were held to develop confidence and belief.
Peer-to-peer support and training from other entrepreneurs inside and outside the group were critical:
This platform and this programme is really different ... you still have that one to one advisory support but you have it in a group setting ... that kind of group cohesion was really beneficial.
Ali Mahoney, iThink Sport, Idea Acceleration 2016-17 participant
Online learning resources were available through a range of partners including Tech City UK and assistance in searching for initial customers was provided through a range of business networks.
We congratulate cohort two on completing their programme!