Turbine Inspire Program is our Pre-Incubation offer, it is a hands-on training program for individual or teams with early-stage start-ups that want to get support to sharpen their business models and test their Minimum Viable Product.
Your business idea should be innovative and scalable. The program is based on Business Model Canvas, a strategic template for the development of business models. It is a popular tool used by entrepreneurs across the world.
Who can apply?
We welcome people/teams with business ideas in all industries. The program is aimed at individuals with an innovative business idea/startup with the potential for growth. Scalability is also an important element and you should have a desire to start a business around the idea.
The Turbine Inspire program is free. You contribute with your own time, commitment and passion.
As a requirement to attend the program, all participants and organizers sign a confidentiality agreement. Turbine is committed to protect all business ideas, and dedicated to support the entrepreneurs to be the leaders who will transform this idea into a successful business. No information on the business concepts, technologies or names of participants may be spread outside the program without the consent of the participant in question.
About the program
In the Turbine Inspire program, theory is mixed with practice where experienced entrepreneurs and experts inspire and help you stake out a path forward. The program consists of 6 workshops. Between meetings, tasks are given with some individual coaching from Turbine’s experienced coaches. In the final workshop, all teams present their startups/projects in front of investors. It is the best way to get started if you have an innovative business idea!
The content of the workshops
The Turbine Inspire program focuses on business-critical areas: business models, sales strategies, barriers to entry, internationalization, financing options, leadership etc.
1st Workshop: Startup challenges
– Business Model Canvas
– Minimum Viable Product
– Customer segment & Value proposition
2nd Workshop: Get ready
– Sales training
– NABC approach (Need/Approach/Benefit/Competition)
3rd session: Let’s get started
– Team Building
– PR & Communication
– Budget & Simulation scenarios
4th session: coaching session
Evening homework session with dedicated coaches.
5th session: Protect and finance your business
– IPR – protect the business
– Pitch training, content & techniques
– Funding for growth
6th session: Grow your business further
– Internationalization – how to scale your business further
– Confirm your unique value proposition
– Set up the final version of your business plan
7th session: Final
– Pitch final in front of potential investors! Take your chance!
Would you be interested for the next INSPIRE session, please fill in the form here.
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