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Launch & Grow Bootcamp

The Launch & Grow Bootcamp has been developed by Carswell Gould in collaboration with Venturefest South and its partners. Its purpose is to help launch and accelerate the growth of innovative new businesses by providing an injection of brand marketing expertise.

The programme promises to give fledgling businesses the tools they need to present their proposition in a compelling and professional way to potential investors and the market.

If the Launch & Grow Bootcamp doesn’t sound like it’s right for your business, but you’re still keen to make a meaningful, measurable marketing impact, explore our award-winning marketing communications solutions.

The team at Carswell Gould has been at the heart of innovation and entrepreneurship for almost 30 years. We’re founding partners of the innovation network, Venturefest South and have been a driving force for growth for the likes of SETsquared, Seraphim Space Camp, Geovation Hub, Old Bond Store, Quirk, Kelda Technology and many more.

Scaling up great new businesses and connecting them with opportunity is in our DNA, it is what we do. In a world faced with many challenges, we believe that innovators and entrepreneurs are the best chance UK Plc has for a rapid economic turnaround.

Businesses need good advice to launch well. Often that help comes with a prohibitive price tag. By developing this subsidised Bootcamp we’re doing our bit, helping new businesses launch and grow with award-winning advice and guidance at an affordable price.

Remember that 70% of startups fail due to running before they can walk, but mentored startups grow over three times faster and raise seven times more money.

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Who is it for?

If you’re an entrepreneur but not a marketer. If you have a great product or service but need help shaping your brand and pulling together a knockout launch strategy this Bootcamp is for you. You’ll need to be an incorporated business, which is planning to launch to investors or the market in the next 12 months to qualify.

How does it work?

The Bootcamp takes place over five months. During that time we’ll work with you to help develop the marketing knowledge and skills you need to accelerate your business’s growth. At the end of the Bootcamp, you’ll have an understanding of the key marketing success factors for startups and how they apply to your business.

Over five months you will...

  • Gain an understanding of your audience and how to communicate with them.
  • Be able to articulate your proposition and have a strong understanding of what makes your brand unique.
  • Develop your presentation skills to possible investors.
  • Gain a practical understanding of many of the key marketing tools that your business needs to succeed.

And importantly, we’ll be with you every step of the way to offer support and consultancy on all things marketing.

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Bootcamp sessions

  • November 2020 – Kick-off individual 121s – Marketing Strategy Director
  • December 2020 – Building your proposition – Creative Director
  • January 2020 – Developing and articulating your brand – Art Director
  • February 2020 – Building your marketing toolkit – Marketing Strategy Director
  • March 2020 – Learn how to give a knockout presentation to investors – Creative Director

Cornerstones of the Bootcamp

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What's the cost?

Places are limited and we ask all interested businesses to enquire below. We will review your enquiry and may get in contact to ascertain your suitability. The standard cost of the five-month programme is £3,000 ex VAT. 

Save 75% on the cost of the Bootcamp

We are offering a 75% discount to Venturefest South innovators, bringing the cost down to just £750 ex VAT. 

To qualify for this discount, you must:

  • Have a registered office in the Venturefest South region.
  • And/or be affiliated or a spin-out from its partner universities.

Places on the 20/21 Bootcamp are limited to only five businesses. If you’d like to be part of this programme please apply using the form below before 24th October 2020.

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