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Tech & Business Bootcamp

  • Loca­tion
    Ply­mouth Col­lege of Art, Tavi­s­tock Place, Ply­mouth, UK, PL4 8AT
  • Date
    04.04.2022 — 08.04.2022
  • Time
    09:30 — 16:30
  • Fee
    Free, how­ev­er we ask that you pay a refund­able deposit. More info below.
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Key Information


Dates & Times: 5 days, 4-8 April 2022, 9:30am-4:30pm. By registering for this course you agree to attend all 5 days.

Venue: In-person bootcamp held at Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, UK, PL4 8AT.

Skill Level: Anyone who has an idea for a business, venture or product is welcome.

Cost: This Bootcamp is free but because places are limited we do require a £30 refundable deposit. The deposit will be fully returned following attendance at the Bootcamp. A reduced rate for students, unwaged, and low income households is available. More details below.


About the Bootcamp


Make your business dreams a reality through the Smart Citizens’ Tech & Business Bootcamp. Over 5 days of workshops and mentoring delivered by industry experts, you’ll learn key technology, prototyping, and enterprise skills to kickstart your business ideas.

Ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs, existing businesses and startups, freelancers, and anyone with a budding idea. This hands-on Bootcamp will equip you with practical skills to create your business and prepare your products or ideas for market. By the end of the Bootcamp, you'll have developed a good understanding of business modelling, and new or revised product designs, prototypes and ideas.

We also welcome multiple participants per business/venture.


Confirming your place


This free eventbrite ticket acknowledges your request for a place on the Bootcamp. When booking please provide details about your business stage and ideas (e.g. if you have an idea for a business or are an early-stage startup). Your place is only confirmed once we have contacted you and you have paid the deposit.


Cost


Due to the high cost of running this Bootcamp, we kindly ask that you pay a £30 deposit to secure your place; this will be fully refunded after you have attended at least 8 out of 10 workshops of the Bootcamp. Further information on how to pay your deposit to Plymouth College of Art, and secure your place, will be provided after booking.

A reduced rate deposit of £10 for students, unwaged, and low income households is available, and a £5 deposit for Plymouth College of Art pre-degree students. Please let us know when booking if you would like to discuss another rate deposit based on your individual circumstances.


Accreditation


As you move through the Bootcamp modules you will gain Smart Citizens Digital Badges that evidence your accomplishment in each area; these accreditations can be added to your CV, email signature, or LinkedIn profile to highlight your new business and tech skills.


Other dates


Can't make this date? We'll be running this Bootcamp again later in the year (dates TBC). To state your interest please complete this form.

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Bootcamp Overview


This Bootcamp will support you to gain key technology and business skills over 10 workshops and mentoring sessions in 5 days (each day from 9:30am-4:30pm). See below for workshop overviews:

  • Business Model Generation and Strategy Development
  • Value Proposition Design and Product Diversification
  • Creating Your Brand and Developing Key Messages
  • Customer Insight and Customer Empathy Mapping
  • Marketing in the Digital World
  • Business Planning, Legal Structures, Governance, and Financial Management
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property
  • Sustainable Design and CAD Applied to Prototyping
  • Programming: Smart Things
  • Creating a Greener Web



Who is this Bootcamp for?


This training is open to everyone aged 16 or over from Plymouth and the surrounding region. It is perfect for anyone looking to develop their technology and business skills; from existing businesses and startups, sole traders, freelancers, aspiring entrepreneurs, and those who are interested in beginning their own business but don’t know where to start.


Questions?


Get in touch with Sophie at sheaddon@pca.ac.uk for more information about this training.


The Smart Citizens Programme is part of the iMayflower project and has been supported by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, who fund the Cultural Development Fund, which is administered by Arts Council England.

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