At Akcela, startup companies are in our DNA. We run the Akcela incubator programme in the centre of Norwich City, as well as working with a number of startup businesses through startup consultancy. The concept of a startup bootcamp is one that through discussions within the team, is extremely interesting.
Combining the key elements that all businesses need into a short, highly focused, outcome driven syllabus, a startup bootcamp is an effective way to get a business off the ground. Whilst writing a business plan is still considered to be a cornerstone activity within most startups. Writing one straigth away might not be best practice. In fact, the considered sweet spot for writing a business plan around 6 – 12 months after the venture was considered. With a 27% higher chance of success of business viability if the business is engaging in marketing and talking with their customer when they decide to write one.
So what should a startup bootcamp program include?
We have given this a good level of consideration when discussing the key elements of starting a business and begining to engage with potential customers. As a team, the common themes have been agreed and put into our startup bootcamp program.