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Making It Concrete – Glasgow

September 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Making it concrete

This hands-on workshop will walk you through the steps of defining your business model to help you start and grow an investable business. The “Making it Concrete” workshop will give clarity to your idea and you’ll create a tangible, visual document that maps your business model in a single page. This is a chance to look at your business in depth, pulling out key features such as customers, costs and revenues and what makes your company stand out from the crowd. We’ll consider how to work out what your customers really want, how to gain buy-in and identify the riskiest parts of your business.

Case studies from real businesses will provide insight, we’ll share knowledge and experience and you’ll learn the art and science of building a successful venture. Benefit from individual advice and support on questions specific to your business idea from expert advisers and finish with an actionable plan.

Topics covered:

  • Lean Startup Approach
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Risks and Assumptions
  • Customer Discovery
  • The Mom Test
  • Challenge and Actions

Making it Concrete is part of a programme of events that will help prepare you for your investment journey.

  • Part 1: A Day with the Angels
  • Part 2: Making it Concrete
  • Part 3: Pitch Practice

Book on either A Day with the Angels or Making it Concrete to receive buy one get one free. Once you have attended part 1 or part 2 you will be invited to Pitch Practice.

Our Presenter: Alison Gray BioSketch

Alison Gray is the founder of Skillfluence – an innovative training design company that inspires bright people to transform the way they think, communicate and perform.
While living in San Francisco, Alison studied Lean Start-up methodology at Stanford University and cutting edge Training Design at UC Berkeley as well as soaking up the ‘can do’ attitude. Alison presents at international conferences, hosts entrepreneurial classes for startups and facilitates creativity and communication workshops for Universities, Innovation Centres and, of course, for entrepreneurs at the Investing Women Ambition and Growth Conference.
Skillfluence takes a scientific approach to business and people skills. Our trainers are enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides and workshops are fast-paced, information-rich and highly interactive giving you practical tools you can use straight away.

This programme is kindly supported by the Scottish Government.


September 13, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Aberdein Considine
18 Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 6DB
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