Startup Sprint Programme

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Startup Sprint is a 1 month programme that will take up and coming entrepreneurs through the fundamental steps of launching their own business.

BEC fosters a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and community-building for rising entrepreneurs seeking the know-how and tools to build their start-up. Starting with a look at our module on ‘Entrepreneurship & Challenging Times’, by the end of the programme you will have an understanding of who your customers are, be able to identify suitable business models for your business, validate your idea and, finally, begin creating the first version of your product or service.

Startup Sprint startups also receive tailored mentorship to support in business strategy, trouble-shooting challenges, and avoiding costly mistakes founders typically fall into.

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Startup Sprint focuses on 4 pillars of launching your business:

Understanding Customers

Conduct customer discovery to build strong profitable relationships with your customer base.

Business Model Building

Learn how to frame, build, and/or reinvent your Business Model, its execution, and how to best present it to customers and investors

Finance & Legals

Talk with financial and legal startup experts to understand what structures your startup must have in place.

MVP Building

Build the first version of your product or service to test features and iterative to a final version

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The Programme Gives You Access to:

9 Virtual Sessions 
Access to a community of Entrepreneurs

One-to-one  Mentoring  Sessions

Templates, tools, and partner resources that can save you over 5000£

Signposting to further support services

Our Startup Sprint Mentors
With expertise spanning across industries and stages of growth, our mentors provide valuable insight into launching your startup and positioning yourself in the market.
Daniel Evans
Daniel Evans

CEO @ BEC

Bethan Miles
Bethan Miles

The Impact Mentor

Bart Dalton
Bart Dalton

BullRing founder, Author & Speaker

Omran Al Habbal
Omran Al Habbal

COO @ BEC

Alex Balderstone
Alex Balderstone

Founder of Kaiku

Alana Matos
Alana Matos

UX Designer At The Economist

Lee Lam
Lee Lam

Blindspot Consultant At Lee Lam Consultancy

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“I cannot overstress how important entrepreneurship is to the future of this region and if you are a student here thinking of setting a business up this is simply the only place to do it!”

Andy Street
Andy Street
Mayor of West Midland

Honoured to have been selected for the female founder scholarship on the BEC Startup Sprint! […] The mentoring sessions were so insightful and have helped us tackle the important questions we have as a startup during this unprecedented time.

Dina Bahrami
Dina Bahrami
Founder of Nutri Beauties

When applying, I questioned how relevant it would be for me as an artist […] but it turns out is super relevant and so, so valuable. It’s really enabled me to shift my perspective to seeing my art as a business and I now have a clear path of how I’m going to make those steps in getting there.

Imogen Morris
Imogen Morris
Imogen Embroidery Art

BEC has been like no other, the support, advice, and hospitality exceeded our expectiations. The accessibility of so may resoources right at your fingertips with the way BEC operates creates a truly unique experience. BEC helps you delve deep into your business & take action so that you can get the results you want.”

Danielle Roberts
Danielle Roberts
Founder of Unlimited You

FORWARD will provide an Innovative platform to foster innovation, collaboration and increased opportunities for early-stage ventures that with to take their business to the next level”

Holly Knower
Holly Knower
CEO NACUE

I did this programme at the start of lockdown when due to theatre closures, I lost 90% of my business. Thankfully, that has been recovered in part due to the mindset change the programme helped me with. cc funders Innovate UK”

Hannah Elsy
Hannah Elsy
CEO & Founder of Hannah Elsy Production

Birmingham Enterprise Community’s FORWARD accelerator programme is exactly what our region needs. Birmingham is the major youngest city ion Europe, with under 25s accounting for nearly 40% of the population, so this is fantastic initiative to help fresh, young minds to succeed in business and entrepreneurship.”

Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
Tech Nation

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