We’re really excited to be a part of The Seed Academy’s summer workshop programme, part of The Seed Fund 2018. Out of a record 200 entrants this year, initial applications were filtered down to just 24 companies who were invited to do a Dragons-Den style pitch to 'The Mentors' at Seed Fund HQ last month.
After these sessions, the team selected 12 lucky businesses to progress to the next stage. The eventual winner will receive £100k's worth of brand development and on-going expert advice to help launch their brand.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be attending multiple sessions including the “Brand Vision Day”, “Meet the Mentors” and “Funding & Finance”. We’re looking forward to meeting and working with the Founders and Directors of the other like-minded start-ups taking part in the competition, and getting to discuss our challenges, our successes, our hopes and plans for the future.
Most of all though, we can’t wait to get to work with The Mentors. No-one likes to think that they don’t know what they’re doing all the time. Whilst we’ve had a lot of success so far on our short journey, we’re smart enough to know that we don’t know everything and that we’re probably making some of the same mistakes that will be obvious to anyone with experience.
The Mentors are a group of seriously successful founders, owners, Directors, brand experts, marketing gurus and financiers, who are all dedicating time and effort to help up-and-coming young businesses with their valuable support and advice.
The opportunity to get to work with this group of people is amazing and invaluable, and we can’t wait to meet them all. We’re starting with our first session this week (June 2018) so we’ll report back with updates over the coming weeks. Watch this space!