Henley Summer Start-Up Boot Camp
27 June 2016
‘The course changes thinking about how to start a business’ was the view of participants on the ‘Henley Summer Start-Up Boot Camp’
'The course changes thinking about how to start a business’ was the view of participants on the ‘Henley Summer Start-Up Boot Camp’
Supported and sponsored by Santander and hosted by the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship the PopUp Business School delivered the ‘Summer Start-up Boot Camp’ at the Henley Business School during the week 27 June – 1 July 2016.
This was the fourth annual Summer Start-Up Boot Camp and again it was fully subscribed with a record number of students and alumni attending the course.
The course dispelled the traditional approach to starting a business. It bust the view that you need money to start a business. Today you can start a business with a good idea, robust customer insights, investment of time and a tablet or PC.
Participants learnt how to start a business with no money, build a website for free, find customers and start to make sales. It also showed how to use social media to build visibility and scale the business.
The course was punctuated by many practical exercises designed to enhance learning of the key messages among them how to be persistent in selling and win customers. Described as incredibly interactive, fast paced and fun the exercises brought participants together in a way that also helped build their confidence and energy levels.
Amazing! was the unanimous verdict of participants on the course who reported their confidence had been raised significantly with many planning to continue developing their business idea and pursuing a career as an entrepreneur.
Participants posted lots of positive comments in their feedback on the Boot Camp:
‘This course was amazing, I've learned so much it's turned my thinking of starting a business into a reality’ Emma Hawkins
'Alan was really engaging and motivational, provided a lot of clarity and insight into how to get things moving. Just want to get started now!’ Simon Tucker
‘This workshop is the best thing I could have ever attended and without it would have taken me years to launch!’ Alexandra Matsouki
Watch the video of interviews with participants at: https://youtu.be/isRF8OejYp0