Every year there are several teams in our afterschool who produce work that could go into production/to market or, at the very least, be developed into a minimal viable product. These once per week sessions run over summer breaks where those from previous afterschool programming can learn about and work on the strategy for commercializing their inventions or apps with mentors from relevant teams at partner companies.
Week 1 – July 10 at Portershed Galway: Strategy (Problem to Solve)
What is the problem this project solves?
Establish vision, mission, impact and values
Week 2 – July 17 ONLINE 6PM: Business Model
How will I solve the problem?
Confirm business model and strategy, using The Lean Business Model Canvas. Who will do what? AGILE
Week 3 – July 25 ONLINE 6PM (Tuesday, due to national induction day for Teen-Turn): Tech & Market (Market & Target User)
Will my plan work?
Demonstrate product/market fit and the identified target customer and/or user
Week 4 – July 31 ONLINE 6PM: Tech & Design (Brand, Design & Develop for User)
Brand and design for target customer and/or user (UX/UI) then test, validate, and secure adopters
Week 5 – August 7 or 8 ONLINE 6PM (could be Tuesday, because of the bank holiday): Financials
How much will it cost?
Plan real world costing, pricing and finance
Week 6 – August 14 ONLINE 6PM: Sales
How will I sell it?
Strategise marketing and sales
Week 7 – August 21 ONLINE 6PM: Funding
How will I fund it?
Evaluate available funding in addition to accessing funding through pitching
Week 8 – Saturday August 26th or September 2 at Nano Nagle Place Cork: Project Pitch Workshop
Pitch your business to friendly Dragons
GRADUATION DAY & PITCHES TO PANEL FOR €10,000 NON EQUITY INVESTMENT SEPTEMBER TBA
See below link to a Dropbox folder with materials relevant to incubator activities.