Startup Onramp comprises 10 weekly 3-hour workshops, following a logical progression from idea validation to product development, customer acquisition, investment and growth.

The workshops are delivered by experienced facilitators and supported by guest presenters from the local region (including entrepreneurs, investors and subject matter experts) who also assist with mentoring.

The first program for 2019 will begin on Tuesday 2 April and run until June 11, with a final Pitch Night to wrap up and celebrate and network. The weekly workshops are held on Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm to 8.30pm at the Innovation Hub, Coffs Harbour Education Campus.

Week 1: April 2
Introduction to startups and lean start-up methodolgy

Week 2: April 9
Uncovering the ‘hair on fire’ problems – establishing metrics for success

Week 3: April 16
Find your value proposition

No workshop April 23

Week 4: April 30
Lean Canvas model including branding

Week 5: May 7
How to ensure your product is something people actually want

Week 6: May 14
Legal basics for startups

Week 7: May 21
Marketing and PR basics for startups

Week 8: May 28
Product development focused on user experience

Week 9: June 4
Customer acquisition

Week 10: June 11
How to connect with investment and investors

Pitch Night: date to be confirmed
Pitch your startup and discuss lessons learned to the local startup community