STARTUP CHAMPION: CONVERTING IDEAS TO REALITY

August 15, 2017    Shaping the start up Champion” is a series of degree level courses designed to help individuals bring their business ideas, however large or small, to life either from a commercial or social perspective. The courses are designed to provide the skills, and practical experience, to take ideas and help founders turn these ideas into functioning businesses, to become Start Up Champions

 

Target Audience and Needs

The key people and stakeholders involved in the “Shaping the Start Up Champion” are the business founders, the coaches and mentors, and the investors.

 

**PRIMARY AUDIENCE

For Business Founders

  • Skills and competencies to grow start ups in most effective way
  • On line advisory services
  • Access to unique global network of coaches, advisers, mentors and investors
  • Fully customized programme for founder

 

**SECONDARY AUDIENCE

Bankers — Confidence in Start Up Champions and their business plans

Angel Investors —   Increased probability of success of funded projects

Venture Capitalists — Increased probability of success of funded projects

 

The key people involved in the “Shaping the Start Up Champion” network, and the benefits they will receive from this program are:

STAKEHOLDER                   BENEFITS GAINED

The Business Founders

(i.e. the Start Up Champions)

1. Coaching of new, appropriate skills delivered in a practical way geared towards their start up project.

2. Challenge and stimulus of external advisers ensuring maximum chance of growth and success of start up project.

3. Access to different groups of potential investors.

Bootstrapper Founders

1. Coaching of new, appropriate skills delivered in a practical way geared towards their start up project.

2. Challenge and stimulus of external advisers ensuring maximum chance of growth and success of start up project.

3. Coaching on survival and growth in bootstrapping situations.

Bankers and Financiers

1. Access to fewer projects that have an increased chance of success.

2. Externally challenged and reviewed projects that have multiple perspectives built in.

3. Greater confidence in Start Up Champions to ensure appropriate and expected return.

4. Minimal chance of failure.

Angel Investors

1. Access to fewer projects that have increased chance of success.

2. Externally challenged and reviewed projects that have multiple perspectives built in.

3. Ensure maximum return on investment.

Venture Capitalists

1. Identify potential projects that may have slipped traditional lanes of funding

 

In addition, the coaches and mentors are made up of experienced business professionals who have extensive experience of training and development, and business development. The key competencies that our coaches and mentors possess are:

  1. Organized and structured approach, coupled with an ability to encourage creativity and radical thinking
  2. Stimulate thinking through strategic challenge and multiple perspectives
  3. Bringing process and consistency to innovation and creativity
  4. Encourage discussion and skill transfer
  5. Flexibility in thinking
  6. Patience and tolerance for a changing mindset

Have your business idea reviewed at no charge by the “Shaping the Start Up Champion” Panel simply by completing the review on  http://www.rushmore.edu/champion-project-assessment/

 

www.Rushmore.edu

www.theguinnconsultancygroup.com

www.BMCGlobalServices.com

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