With a practical approach, this eight month, adult education course tackled a skills gap by equipping students with the business and commercial acumen not traditionally covered on creative courses.
Through a range of intensive bootcamps, workshops, one-to-one sessions and with access to a massive online community resource, aspiring creative entrepreneurs will learnt how to brand, market and sell their products and services effectively. Given the flexibility of the course schedule, participants were still able to work their day jobs while staying focused on their goal of starting their own business.
The programme was delivered by sector experts with participants also being given access to a network of industry-specific advisors, including photographer Rankin, Harvey Nichols Fashion Director Paula Reed, gastronome, Loyd Grossman and fashion designer Sir Paul Smith. Participants “launch” their businesses to potential investors, press, buyers, and public at the annual Makegood Festival, which concludes the course in May.
School for Creative Startups has a proven track record of putting entrepreneurs through their paces and turning creative ideas into viable, scalable enterprises.
Our method depends heavily on a combination of action-learning and intensive, interactive instruction through bootcamps and workshops followed by on-going distance learning and mentoring support. This was supplemented by detailed and thorough support materials to guide our startups after the training.
Our tools and workshops compromised of the following:
- Facilitated Group Crits
- One to One Support
- An online Community
- Makegood Festival in London
- Titans of Industry Advisory Programme
- School for Creative Startups Angel Society