The Perthcolator workshops are a series of six 2-hour sessions designed to walk the new entrepreneur through the process of creating a new business. Based on the Lean Startup philosophy, the workshops are aimed at ensuring that the new business is viable and will make money before the founder commits any capital to it.
This is YOUR chance to turn that idea that's been in your head for a while into a viable business!
The workshop sessions are held at TechHub, in Money St, Northbridge. TechHub is a mainstay of the thriving startup community in Perth, and is easily accessible from both the CBD by foot and wider Perth area by car during the evening.
Commencing on November 17th, sessions are held on a Thursday evening at 5:45pm (for a 6pm start) until around 8pm. The actual finish time varies because discussion can prolong the session, and we welcome that. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and bring their problems to the sessions for help from the experienced mentors present.
The workshop course content is detailed on the website (http://perthcolator.com/content.html), but can be summarised as:
- 17th Nov: Ideas and how to think about them
- 24th Nov: Customer Problems, the heart of any new business
- 1st Dec: Market Validation, finding out if your idea works
- 8th Dec: Solutions and how to build them
- 15th Dec: Marketing, brand and stories
- 22th Dec: Administration, structure, investment and finance
The workshop sessions are conducted by experienced startup founders, each of whom is an expert in their area. Each session is taught by a founder who has explicit experience in the subject matter for that session, so there are multiple tutors over the course of all six sessions.
The series culminates in a graduation ceremony held at a startup community venue, where the attendees are invited to pitch their business or idea to the audience. The startup community is very supportive and is able to provide help with most businesses, and pitching a business to an audience is a vital experience for new founders.
Stop procrastinating and start doing!
"I went into the course with an idea and no concept on where and how to begin. By the end of the course I had created a business strategy, established my target customers, learned how to pitch and had received money from actual customers. The face-to-face contact with knowledgeable and helpful mentors was extremely beneficial and I would recommend the course to those entrepreneurs starting out who need guidance and expert advice."
Quintin Tufoua, class of September '16
"I would highly recommend Perthcolator to anyone considering starting their own business or developing a product. It is a great way to learn startup principles rapidly to help you to validate and test your ideas. Each session is packed with content that will make sure you avoid making common mistakes early. The Perthcolator team will give you constructive feedback, goals to keep you progressing, connections with the Perth startup community and valuable insights into how to launch and progress a successful startup."
Stephanie Lamev, class of September '16
The ticket price shown is for the full set of workshops commencing November 17th 2016; there is no option to only attend some of the workshops, as we want you to get the most out of the series as a whole.