How to start your own business: Pre-Accelerator Information Event - 7 February 2019

Thames Valley Science Park - How to start your own business: Pre-Accelerator Informatio...

Thames Valley Science Park
Thursday 7.2.2019
From 16:00 Up to 18:00
Thames Valley Science Park
GBShinfield The Gateway Building RG2 9LH
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You’ve got a great new business idea, now what?
If you have the drive and ambition to set up a new business, but are not sure what to do next, we can help take you from entrepreneur to ‘enterprise ready’. Book a place at this Information Event on 7th February to find out more about our free Pre-Accelerator Programme, which is designed to help you turn your idea into a viable business.
Pre-Accelerator Programme - Valuable, practical business support
You could be one of 10 early-stage start-ups on our free of charge, five-week Pre-Accelerator Programme, which begins on Friday 8th March 2019.
Our five half-day workshops plus pitching event will cover all the essentials:


Establishing a business model


Finding finance


Developing sales and marketing plans


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Producing forecasts


Launching a sustainable business


Pitching your idea to a panel of experts


Pre-Accelerator Programme Information Event on 7 February 
If you think the Pre-Accelerator Programme might be for you, please contact the Berkshire Growth Hub for more information or book a place at our Information Event on Thursday 7th February.
Guest speaker will be Sarah Smith of Medi-Redi, an entrepreneur who has been in your shoes and taken her business from an idea to commercialisation over the past few years.
Please note that as the Pre-Accelerator is fully funded and at no cost to you, spaces are limited, so early booking for both the event and programme is recommended.
Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for this fully funded programme you must be:


interested in exploring the idea of starting a business


an individual aged 16 and over currently in employment, unemployed or economically inactive with an interest in exploring alternative career pathways. 


You should not yet have started trading, or have registered with Companies House or HMRC before.


What do our clients say about the programme?
“The course has helped me fast-forward my business plans and improved my understanding of how to make my business profitable. It has given me a great perspective on how everything works, from forecasting and finances to marketing and branding.” Billie Lewis
“The Pre-accelerator course has been an incredible learning experience. It has taught me how to research and develop a business plan, how to find financial backing and how to pitch your business idea. Above all, it has given me more confidence and introduced me to a network of supportive people who already run successful businesses.” Nancy Mafico




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