LEAP Start up Programme – Virtual Workshop in 2 parts on 9th and 10th Feb 2022
|Event Start||9:30 am|
|Event Finish||1:30 pm|
|Event Venue||Virtual Event|
|Event Manager||Sandra Walker|
The LEAP Business Start-up programme is open to any resident living in the Lewes district who has aspirations to start their own business. It is an intensive business support programme that offers a £2500 prize in the form of a grant.
The LEAP Programme is split into the 3 stages
Stage 1 – attendance at a virtual event across 2 days in Feb or at a one-day face to face event on 17th Jan 2022. There is space for up to 15 candidates on each workshop.
After the workshops have been held, 15 candidates are selected to move to stage 2. The remaining candidates are offered additional business advice and support under another mentoring programme.
Stage 2 – the selected candidates will be allocated a dedicated business mentor who will work with them to produce a business plan. During this period (and to help them complete the plan) they will also attend 2×3 hour workshops on Finance and Marketing. The workshops will be offered in the mornings and evenings to suit people’s busy diaries. The business plans are submitted and judged when 5 finalists will be selected. The finalists will then present their plan to the judges at a mini–Dragons Den type event where a winner will be chosen. The winner will be announced at an awards event where they will win a grant of £2500 and the award – “LEAP Entrepreneur of the Year”.
Stage 3 – Additional mentoring support is offered to help candidates launch their business.