We recently hosted this year’s first bootcamp during the Skoll World Forum in Oxford. It was the first time we convened all our ventures, and they blew us away with their acumen and enthusiasm to learn. The bootcamp focused intensively on defining vision and impact models, generating a portfolio of business models, applying lean startup methodology and customer development techniques, developing a viable financial strategy and building a strong bond between the ventures themselves.
The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and we thank all our amazing speakers – Matt Scott, Tom Rippin, Salim Virani, Mark Cheng, Stephanie Getson, Rob Wilson, Rob Fitzpatrick, Kelvin Cheung, and Nigel Tunnacliffe!
Finally, on the Friday of the bootcamp, we hosted our first Mentor Day of the year! A massive thank you to everyone who attended! The energy was extremely high throughout the day, a great many useful connections were made, and the speed-dating format worked extremely well. We look forward to four more powerful Mentor Days before the end of the programme and can’t wait to see what fruits the relationships will bear that were formed on this day!