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What is Quickstart

Quickstart is our highly practical programme that will provide you with all the tools, knowledge and motivation needed to launch your own business this summer. The 4 workshops are packed full of business startup information, expert insights and a positive attitude to get you started…. quickly!

What we cover

Getting Started

– What is a business and how they create value

– Personal goals and your success

– What you offer (product or service) and why it’s valuable

– Who is your customer and why do they care

Business Models and Markets

– Beginners guide to the Business Model Canvas

– Creating a powerful and dynamic model for your business

– Understanding and connecting with your customers

Finance and Legal

– Finances: P&L, Cashflow, Taxes

– Getting paid and accounting tips

– Business structures, choosing the right one, and how to incorporate a company at Companies House

Meet The Team

Quickstart is delivered by a team of entrepreneurs and educators who between them have started 5 companies themselves and help others start over 100 successful companies.

Libby England

After working with an SME from its early start-up stages, Libby pursued her passion for education. With 15 years of higher education and commercial experience, Libby brings you an in-depth understanding of the skills you need to launch a business, kickstart a freelance career and boost your employment prospects.

Ella Deadman

From helping fashion start-ups expand to managing her freelance practice while studying Visual Communication at London Met, Ella’s highly practical real-world creative experience within start-ups, freelancing and higher education make her the perfect fit for understanding students' perspectives and supporting entrepreneurial journeys.

Simon Boot

For the last 9 years at Accelerator, Simon has been helping tech start-ups grow and scale their businesses, and supporting students to transform ideas into killer businesses. With experience that spans law, finance, marketing and operations, Simon is your start-up Swiss Army Knife.


“For those who are serious about setting up a business, Quickstart gives you all the information you need to get set up and start getting your first few customers.”

“It’s been really motivating being surrounded by other entrepreneurs! The talks and sessions really helped me think about what value I’m creating and who to target.”

“Quickstart is an action-packed fun-filled programme that provided invaluable information that can be used to improve your knowledge on starting a business or improving an already started business.”

When is Quickstart

Our next Quickstart programme will run over four weeks starting in June 2022.

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Want to join us on our next Quickstart programme?
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