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The first cohort of entrepreneurs have completed Startup Peterborough, a 12 week bootcamp programme run by Opportunity Peterborough.
Over 30 entrepreneurs signed up to take part in the programme which was supported by lead partners Peterborough Workspace, The Business & IP Centre, Flexspace, CityFibre, XL Displays, and Anglia Capital Group, and supporter, The Local View.
The bootcamp programme covers essential information for new business owners including business planning, cashflow, market intelligence, intellectual property, import and export, sustainability and circular economy, as well as legal compliance, business structure, and marketing, PR, and social media.
Two of the cohort have gone on to apply for angel investment from Anglia Capital Group, with several of the cohort putting forward their business plans for a chance to win one of the following prizes:
The prizes will be awarded after a second cohort completes the programme. This is due to begin on 14 September and complete by December. The cohort is being recruited right now and startups can join free of charge at: www.startuppeterborough.org.
Tom Hennessy, chief executive of Opportunity Peterborough said, “Startup Peterborough aims to equip entrepreneurs with the tools, guidance and advice they need to successfully establish and grow their business. To see some of our cohort putting their businesses forward for angel investment is extremely rewarding and a promising sign of potential.
“Starting a business is extremely tough but through the bootcamp programme, we’ve created another support network for our entrepreneurs. As the city’s economic development company, Opportunity Peterborough will also provide ongoing support to help them grow.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to our lead partners who have made it possible for us to run this programme, and to the local expert speakers who have given our cohort invaluable advice to ensure they have a robust business.”
To sign up free of charge for the next bootcamp series due to start on 14 September, visit: www.startuppeterborough.org.
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|“Everyone on the team has been so supportive… I am so pleased that I was given the opportunity to attend. “|
“Anglian Lifts were able to get up and running quickly thanks to the quick response and thoughtfulness of the Peterborough team.”
“I learn something new with each session I attend. The course has made me feel more confident in my abilities as a business owner and has offered lots of help and advice.”