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Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub — Entrepreneur’s Programme

The 2-day Entrepreneurship Programme focusses on the key elements of early stage business growth, such as identifying the market opportunity and building a business plan. This will primarily be for very early stage businesses which have been operating for under 12 months.


The 2-day course is designed to help you assess your business strategy and plan for the next phase of growth.

Programme sessions include;

  • growth planning
  • legal structures and considerations
  • market validation
  • finance options

Who should apply?

Founders / Managers of very early stage companies

  • Companies must be in the low carbon or sustainable technology sector
  • Companies must be registered in the West of England (NB: The programme is open to companies outside the area if there is no similar support on offer in the company’s area.)

The course is led by experienced coaches and sector specialists.


 Day 1: Canvas & Design 

  • 9.00am: Welcome & Introductions
  • Session 1: Introducing the Business Model Canvas
  • Session 2: The Customer
  • Session 3: Value Proposition and Routes to market
  • Lunch & networking
  • Session 4: Business Model Design
  • Session 5: Prototyping Business Models
  • Session 6: Business Model Story
  • Summary of the day and objectives for Day 2
  • 5pm: Finish

Day 2: Test your idea and present it 

  • 9.00: Welcome
  • Session 7: Customer Insight and Business Model Testing
  • Session 8: Finance and Investor Perspective
  • Session 9: Present your business model story
  • Lunch and Business Model preparation
  • Session 10: Business Model Canvas Presentations
  • Session 11: Speed Mentoring
  • Celebrations and networking
  • 5pm: Finish


REGISTER to reserve a place.

Please note that this is an ERDF funded project and eligibility criteria will apply: see more information and case studies at the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub.

If you would like more information or discuss an application please call the University of Bath SETsquared Innovation Centre on 01225 388711.

By 23 January 2020

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