Fast-track 2020 - weekend and course


Friday 29 May 2020 9:30am - Sunday 31 May 2020 4:00pm


The Great Park, SL4 2HP, External

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The Bright Ideas Fast-track is for anyone at the advanced stages of researching an idea, or at the beginning stages of trading. The weekend and the following 8-week course has been designed to help you with a faster route to market, introduce you to programmes that can help you develop your idea, and help you raise funds for your start-up. 

The aim of the Fast-track weekend and 8-week course is to fully prepare you for the Launch and Pitching Event taking place on 7 October 2020 (date TBC), Kingston University ”Dragons Den" event where you will have the opportunity to pitch for up to £15k worth of seed investment.

Fast track weekend

Attendees at the 3-day boot camp will use lean start-up methodology to identify and test early customers, validate their business ideas and create a pitch deck that clearly outlines the business opportunity to potential investors.

What happens at the Fast-track weekend?

During this residential weekend your idea will be developed and you will get feedback from potential investors. 

Day 1, Fri 29 May 2020 - Business Model

Finding the correct business model for your idea, with market analysis, revenue streams and break even.

Day 2, Sat 30 May 2020 - Sales & Marketing plan

Customer discovery, sales and marketing channels and strategies, create a marketing plan.

Day 3, Sun 31 May 2020 - Funding

Creation of pitch deck for your most likely funders.

What happens after the Fast-track weekend?

June - August  2020 – You will attend the 8-week Fast-track course to support to help you get investment ready.

7 October 2020 – Bright Ideas Launch (date TBC): you’ll have the chance to pitch your idea to potential investors and possibly win an investment of up to £15k.

IMPORTANT: Notes for students

Please note that this is a FREE event for students and graduates from Kingston University.

We will pay for your accommodation (at Cumberland Lodge, shared twin room), meals and transfer from/to the Egham train Station to the Cumberland Lodge, at an agreed time.

However you are required to pay a deposit of £30 (after 15 April) which will be refunded once you have attended the event. This is to ensure we do not overbook rooms as you will be staying at Cumberland Lodge both Friday and Saturday night.