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Ignite 2012 - First Ignite Experience Workshops Held in Truro

Over 32 local entrepreneurs took a step closer to winning a share of a £100k prize fund to kick start their business, as the first Ignite start up business workshops got underway.

 
 
Alan Bartlett - Ignite workshop facilitator
Alan Bartlett - Ignite workshop facilitator
PRLog - Jul. 12, 2012 - Ignite 2012, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly's business planning competition, hosted the first of four 2 day workshops this week at The Alverton Manor, Truro. The aim of the workshops is to explore the elements essential to successful business planning, ranging from finance to marketing, presentation skills and strategy.  Aimed at local entrepreneurs, the sessions deliver practical advice from Oxford Innovation's business coaches, helping attendees to prepare to enter Ignite 2012.

The Ignite Experience two day workshops are fully funded by Convergence for anyone that has registered their interest in Ignite via http://www.ignitecornwall.com. The first took place on 26th & 27th June with more workshops scheduled for July and August.

Ignite workshop attendees, Martin and Jan Brewer of Brewer’s Edge of Space - a high altitude ballooning company offering a unique opportunity to scatter a loved one's ashes into space - commented:

"The information from the speakers at the Ignite Experience workshops is invaluable to us. Things like marketing and scalability have been of particular interest and it is useful know we are on the right track. The Ignite workshops will be helpful to anyone out there who is looking for high quality advice on essential business planning, it opens up a network of support that can give tailored input to you and your business.  We are definitely going to enter the Ignite competition, you’ve got to be in it to win it!"

Andrew Finley Oxford Innovation business coach and Ignite workshop speaker, commented:

"The first of the Ignite Experience workshops has been a great success. The delegates are absorbing all of the business advice and have embraced the group work wholeheartedly. It is a testament to the vibrant business community in Cornwall that there are so many exciting and innovative business ideas being entered into Ignite this year."

To find out more about this year’s Ignite competition and to book onto the workshops visit www.ignitecornwall.com.

The Ignite Experience workshops will be running at various locations around the county until the end of August.

See http://www.ignitecornwall.com for details and to register.


Tues 17th July Workshop  (Person & Proposition)
Weds 18th July Workshop  (Planning & Pitch)
Kingsley Village (A30-Fraddon) (Exhibition Hall)   

Wed 25th July Workshop  (Person & Proposition)
Thurs 26th July Workshop  (Planning & Pitch)
Pool Innovation Centre (Pool) (Trevithick Suite)   Fully Booked!

Tues 21st August Workshop  (Person & Proposition)
Wed 22nd August Workshop  (Planning & Pitch)   
Kingsley Village (A30-Fraddon) (Exhibition Hall)   

Image details: Alan Bartlett, Oxford Innovation coach and Ignite workshop facilitator

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Source:Oxford Innovation (Ignite Cornwall)
City/Town:Truro - Cornwall - United Kingdom
Industry:Business
Tags:Business, competition, cornwall, entrepreneurs, Enterprise
Last Updated:Jul 12, 2012
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