to Aug 14

Design Thinking for Business Innovation at Central Saint Martins in London this Summer

During this hands-on course, you will design and launch your own business using the Simple Venture Design toolkit, which starts from the premise that business is a craft combining both art and science. The approach integrates the best aspects of creative approaches to business with analytic tools. 

The course will suit individuals or teams wanting to start an independent lifestyle business, a startup, or a social enterprise. It will be useful regardless of whether your background is creative, technical, or business. 

The approach is to use practical exercises to test your ideas, emphasising that building a business consists of designing a set of low cost experiments to reduce the amount of risk and investment required. 

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to Jul 21

Fast Forward London, the UK's Largest Pre-Accelerator Programme


FastForward, the UK's Pre-Accelerator Programme (FFWD for short) is an initiative by City University and the Accelerator Academy to prepare startup teams for first funding and successful application and entry to leading accelerators.

Delivered in one-day sprints, over a 6-week period, this interactive, hands-on programme is designed to cover key topics such as Tech, Marketing, Finance, and much more, using a blend of expert speakers and professional industry mentors.

The programme runs twice a year, with a spring and summer intake, participating teams will come together every Tuesday for an action-packed day of learning and doing. Over the course of the programme, participating teams will complete weekly business sprint sessions to fast track their ideas into viable startup ventures.

Our approach comprises of an eclectic toolkit which combines the best aspects of Lean Startup, Design Thinking, “MBA” analysis, common sense and street smarts. Ultimately, investors prefer evidence to talk, our programme will help you to build your credibility as a team by making sure you can show investors as much as the opportunity as possible instead of merely telling them.

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