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Entrepreneurs Hub Online
The Design Museum, London

Opportunity closes: 20th Oct 2022
Type: Course
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed

Website: designmuseum.org
Instagram: @designmuseum

About Entrepreneurs Hub

Design is everywhere. As a museum devoted to contemporary design, we aim to continue to support emerging designers and entrepreneurs to build and grow their creative visions into viable businesses.

The museum welcomes and values design in every form – from product ideas to fashion labels to tech. We want design to be accessible to everyone and we invite you to be part of this mission.

Entrepreneurs Hub was born to help creatives to develop and grow their ideas into viable, sustainable businesses. This programme is open to everyone, regardless of age, background or experience. We're especially keen to support creatives who may have felt locked out of opportunities to start and grow a business previously.

Entrepreneurs Hub Free Masterclasses

Do you have a design-led business idea?

From September to December 2022, we'll offer free live online learning sessions for all interested in kick-starting and growing a design-led business.

Designed for creative entrepreneurs, this series of online classes will introduce core entrepreneurial skills such as business planning, customer discovery and funding.

We invited leading designers who are successfully running their businesses to reveal the lessons they’ve learned along the way - Adam Nathaniel Furman, Holly Fulton, Gravity Sketch, Notpla and more! You'll also meet business experts with deep industry knowledge who will help you get started in building a design-led business.

What will you achieve by the end of the first class?

  • Devise a one-page business model document
  • Have a clear understanding of your customers and their needs
  • Identify suitable funding options for your business
  • Gain insights on championing sustainable creative business
  • Build confidence to thrive as a creative entrepreneur

Who is this for? The talks will suit you if

  • You have an idea for a design-based business and don't know where to start
  • You'd like to learn from leading designers-entrepreneurs
  • You want to explore entrepreneurship as a creative
  • You're motivated to thrive creatively and commercially
  • You wish to launch your own fashion label, physical or digital product, software or more

Why join our online sessions?

  • It’s free to join and open to all based in the UK
  • Start your entrepreneurial journey guided by industry experts
  • Join a community of aspiring creative founders

What does the course look like?

First Steps to Your Star-up
5 October 2022, 18.30 – 20:10

Draft your first one-page business plan in 60 minutes guided by business expert Daniel Tuitt. He will be joined by Holly Fulton sharing practical advice for first-time creative founders.

Zoom in on Your Customer
20 October 2022, 18:30 – 19:50

Identify and understand customers of your design-led business with customer research expert Nana Parry. Learn from Daniela Paredes Fuentes, co-founder and CXO of Gravity Sketch about leveraging customer insight.

What is Entrepreneurship in Creative Business
10 November 2022, 18:30 – 19:40

Join Saul Klein OBE, founder of Phoenix Court Group and a leading VC and angel investing expert Andy Ayim MBE to discuss entrepreneurship in creative business.

The Money-Go-round: Funding Option
17 November 2022, 18.30 – 19:50

A comprehensive and practical guide to funding your creative business. Discover different funding options and identify the most suitable strategy for your business with expert Esme Verity.

Make it Your Business to Be Sustainable
8 December 2022, 18.30 – 19:40

Learn ways scale your sustainable business to generate impact. Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, Co-Founder of Notpla, a sustainable packaging solution made from seaweed and Kresse Wesling, founder of the luxury recycled accessories company Elvis & Kresse will share their journey.

If you are unsure if this course is right for you or have any other questions, please contact [email protected].

How To Apply

The course is open to ALL creatives with fresh ideas for a design-led business!

Simply sign-up here for free.

Please note that sign-up will take about 15 minutes.