Professional groups join forces for unique mentorship and support program.
BKK Advisory and Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ) have joined forces with Republic of Work and MGFD Digital Marketing Consultancy to provide a welcomed boost to the start-up community in Cork. The group is offering 10 growing businesses the opportunity to access a network of industry-leading entrepreneurs and professionals who will share valuable expertise and experience of growing successful ventures.
The 6-week programme will include training, networking and support for companies looking to develop growth strategies, build value, write effective sales, marketing and business plans, and establish strong brands. Participants will work directly with a committed team of advisors, accountancy, legal, digital marketing, brand, and IT professionals on some of the fundamental skills and knowledge required to grow successful business ventures.
The Launch Partnership Programme is suited to entrepreneurs at idea development or market stage who are looking to access advice on setup or growth of their business.
At the end of the programme, participants will have the opportunity to use learnings gained from the programme to participate in a competition where each will be afforded the opportunity to “pitch” their business to a panel of professionals and investors for a Launch scale-up support prize to the value of €25,000. This will include the provision of advice and access to a professional network to support the launch/development of their business over the following 12 months.
Martin Black, CEO BKK Advisory, works closely with the firm’s client’s founders and CEOs helping them navigate through the most exciting and difficult of times.
“The commitment required to start and grow a business can be daunting but is essential. The last number of months have been very challenging however, it is important to remember necessity is the mother of invention and great things can begin during a recession when we look for opportunities. We want to be proactive in helping new businesses realise opportunities and give them some comfort, inspiration and the tools and clarity on strategy to start, restart, grow and inspire. We are here to ensure they are not alone, keep them focused and positive, identify possible roadblocks, work on strategy and help them to push through. Surrounding yourself with the right people, with the same work ethic is fundamental in every stage of a business”
Gillian Keating, Corporate Partner at RDJ adds:
“Our goal is to foster entrepreneurship and help grow and sustain a vibrant start-up community in Cork. By bringing together a community of corporates, investors, professionals and industry-leading experienced entrepreneurs, we have the opportunity to empower promising start-ups develop into the leading businesses of tomorrow.”
To apply for our Launch Partnership Programme please visit www.republicofwork.com/launch or click the button below.
Whatever your reason for setting up on your own, you don’t have to be alone. You should surround yourself with partners from whom you can lean on and trust to be supportive, challenge and advise you on your journey. Time spent in making strong decisions and getting it right from the start will minimise risk in the future.
Our interactive sessions are designed to highlight many of the practical points that require consideration before trading begins or points that can be retrospectively addressed in time once highlighted. We want to give successful applicants access to be supported and mentored on their journey with professional advice.
We want to make 2020 unforgettable for happy reasons. We want this to be the year you started a new business, grew an existing one or set off down a path you may never have considered had it not been for the pandemic.
We want to offer a partnership with access to some of Corks well-established professionals in advisory, legal, accounting and business support through a series of interactive workshop-style group gatherings over a period of 6 weeks concluding with an opportunity to pitch your idea for a scale-up prize consisting of:
Legal advisory and support partnership with RDJ
Financial and strategic partnership and advisory with BKK
Office space situated in Republic of Work
Digital Marketing package with MGFD Marketing
Brand creation with Urban Design Studio
IT Infrastructure Review for scale and sustainability with Stormtide Digital
If you are motivated, passionate and fully committed to your idea, development of your brand or growing your business we want to partner with you and be part of your journey. We want to back your idea and navigate your challenges through our experience in delivering strategic support.
The sessions will take place, in a group setting, Tuesday evenings in Republic of Work South Mall over 5 weeks from 6.30pm to 8.30pm nightly. Week 6 will be a live pitch from learnings and preparation done during the 5 previous weeks for the Scale up Package.
Start Date Tuesday 26th January 2021.
Sessions will be interactive, collaborative, high energy, with real-life learnings.
Week 1 | Tuesday 26th January 2021 | Starting Out
Week 2 | Tuesday 2nd February 2021 | Corporate, Taxation and Legal Compliance and Strategy
Week 3 | Tuesday 9th February 2021 | Branding and Protecting your Brand
Week 4 | Thursday 16th February 2021 | Managing Growth and Sales
Week 5 | Tuesday 23rd February 2021 | Funding
Week 6 | Thursday 11th March 2021 | Scale-up Support Package Pitch Night
Entrepreneurs will get 15 minutes to pitch their business ideas to a panel made up of professionals and investors. After each pitch, the panel have the opportunity to ask questions about the venture.
The winning pitch will receive the scale up and support prize.
Contact Eimear Long | firstname.lastname@example.org | 086 8910198