Designed for existing business owners & people full of ideas
We’re on the look out for local entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals to join us for two exciting days of learning.
Presented by Plus Eight, we’re bringing our two-day bootcamp to the regions. Perfect for those looking to put their ideas into practice and rapidly develop the capabilities needed to build or grow a new or existing business.
Join us to support future innovation in the Pilbara region at this two day bootcamp in Onslow.
Kick-starting your idea can be difficult! Plus Eight provides a fast-paced, exciting and structured way to explore your ideas
Opportunity to rapidly test your idea and put them into action
Empower yourself with all the tools needed to build a successful, scalable business
Access to expert training. Leverage years of accumulated wisdom and experiences to give you the best chance of success
Connect with other local entrepreneurs, as well as a network of mentors and investors across your area and the global Plus Eight network
Rapidly test a new product or service offering, quickly and before you invest significant time and financial resources
Learn new approaches to problem solving & product/service development
Get equipped with the tools top companies around the world are using to innovate and grow profits and market share
Access expert support, mentors and funding opportunities
Pitch to an audience of potential customers and supporters
Learn the methodologies and processes used by top companies and innovators around the world
Nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, and learn how to test new ideas quickly and build strong business cases to get them implemented as a intrapreneur and driving impact within your organisation
Explore themes such as lean canvas, customer-centricity, design-thinking and rapid prototyping
Learn how to succinctly and effectively pitch + communicate your ideas to teams, exec and community
Validate your ideas
Over the course of the full-day weekend workshop, you'll be challenged by leading startup mentors and be given the support to test, develop and validate your ideas and grow your skills as a leader in the community. This program is about helping you grow your current business, or a new idea - we recommend coming with an existing idea that you're wanting to work on throughout the day.
This bootcamp is supported by the Launchpad Program, which is designed to build capability and capacity within the WA innovation community.
Welcome and introductions
Get to know other attendees at the bootcamp and the business they're working.
A fun ice-breaker
How to develop a winning business model.
Using the Lean Canvas to capture, improve and refine your business model.
Leveraging design thinking philosophies to craft a winning value proposition.
How to test and validate your idea.
Implementing modern research practices to test, validate and gather customer insight about your business model.
Planning for prototypes and your Minimum Loveable Product.
How to stay ahead as our world and economy is transformed by technology
Deeply understanding the needs, goals and motivations of your customers using principles taken from Service Design.
Developing a multi-channel marketing strategy and tapping into growth marketing tactics to implement a sustainable marketing machine.
The Catalyst Crunch: 60-second pitches.
Each Founder presents their 60 second 'Elevator Pitch' to a panel of mentors.
There will be a "Pitch Night" on the final night - all are welcome! Local residents, stakeholders, industry and government.
Wrap-up and celebration.
Program concludes. Participants are invited to celebrate with some light refreshments.
The question we constantly ask ourselves is "would we be where we are now had we not done Plus Eight?" The answer is a resounding no.
Plus Eight has enabled us to not only expedite our growth but the way we think about product development and our go to market strategy.
- Dave Newman, Founder and CEO @ Ovass Plus Eight Accelerator Alumni