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About IdeaCamp

 

Have you got THE idea for the next successful online app?

 

Would you want to put together a killer team of marketing, business and "geek" brains to make it happen?

 

Are you looking for advice, funding or inspiration?

 

Mark your diary, because The Innovation Hub, together with the University of Pretoria and Ideabank (that's me!) is hosting the first IdeaCamp for online entrepreneurs. 

 

Date: Monday, November 3, 2008 from 2pm - 7pm.

Venue: Innovation Hub, Pretoria

Attendance is FREE.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

 

IdeaCamp addresses all the issues relevant to launching an online app with global potential. The sessions are going to address topics like:

 

  • Innovation, revenue models, African potential
  • Incubation, Angel funding, Venture funding, developing on a shoestring
  • Choosing the best development platform for your application
  • Creating the right strategy and putting together the best team.

 

There is a Proposed Schedule. It's all very flexible. Please read and edit/add your ideas or comments.

 

But the best thing about IdeaCamp is that it is only the first step in helping you make your idea a reality. After the IdeaCamp conference, we are moving onto Phase 2, which is Business Beat. This is where we help you put together the right team, and mentor you through the creation of a successful business plan and demo. 

 

The concept is simple and exciting:

Get 25 teams of techies, MBA students, marketing students and mentors to put together a business plan and demo model of an online app with revenue potential. Each team then presents the business plan to pre-approved venture capitalists, and competes for funding. There is going to be a confirmed and definite financial prize to the best three business plans/demo, which will allow the team to move into an incubation phase at the Innovation Hub while the full app is developed.

 

The Idea Camp conference will describe the Business Beat in more detail. Business Beat will run at the beginning of 2009, in conjunction with University of Pretoria / GIBS MBA students. We are in talks to make it a compulsary project for the MBA students, and will probably also bring AAA students on board.

 

This is a great opportunity for techies to align themselves with business and marketing "brains"!!

 

If you want to take part in Business Beat, you must attend IdeaCamp. Sign Up now!!

 

The venue only allows 100 people. If you are intersted in attending, please sign up now.

 

If you have any questions, visit the FAQ page, and/or submit your own question.

 

To contact me directly, drop me an email at eved@ideabank.co.za. (My name is Eve Dmochowska).

 

 

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