Starting a
Start-up

 

Go from idea to business

Turn your idea into reality

Starting a
Start-up

 

Go from idea to business

Turn your idea into reality

Find purpose

Generate ideas, align them with purpose and validate them within the market. Create clarity around your business concept.

Create value

Develop a unique business model, find clear space in the market and break away from the competition.

Launch to market

Utilise entrepreneurial tactics to foster initial traction and fast growth. Develop the discipline and tactics to successfully execute your ideas.

Find purpose

Generate ideas, align them with purpose and validate them within the market. Create clarity around your business concept.

Create value

Develop a unique business model, find clear space in the market and break away from the competition.

Launch to market

Utilise entrepreneurial tactics to foster initial traction and fast growth. Develop the discipline and tactics to successfully execute your ideas.

Program Overview

It’s a great time to establish a new business. Opportunities are plentiful, and market access has never been easier. Despite this, the rate of failure is still incredibly high.

There’s no doubt that starting a new venture of any description is risky and difficult, however, there are a number of fundamental capabilities that will drastically increase your chance of success.

In this program, you’ll develop the capability required to successfully establish a purpose-driven business from idea conception, through to market launch.

Program Overview

It’s a great time to establish a new business. Opportunities are plentiful, and market access has never been easier. Despite this, the rate of failure is still incredibly high.

There’s no doubt that starting a new venture of any description is risky and difficult, however, there are a number of fundamental capabilities that will drastically increase your chance of success.

In this program, you’ll develop the capability required to successfully establish a purpose-driven business from idea conception, through to market launch.

Who this is for

ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS

Those with an idea, passion or burning desire to finally start their own business. Those looking to boost their chances for success through proven strategies and tactics.

CAREER CHANGERS

Those looking to find more purpose and meaning in their professional lives. Those looking to capitalise on the skills and networks they have and strike out on their own.

BUSINESS ADVISORS AND COACHES

Those looking to better understand the realities their clients go through in creating new businesses of their own.

HOLISTIC EDUCATION

What to expect

True growth occurs when relevance, challenge and application come together. Our programs cater for all of this.

Resources

Access over 40 hours of online learning material, over 80 tools and templates and a dedicated business advisor and coach.

The tools and templates are always evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of industry, and are yours to keep for life. They cover everything from idea generation, to capital raising through to sales.

Workshops

We are dedicated to ensuring real outcomes.

Over this program you’ll complete six intensive workshops where you put your learning and ideas to work. Each is focussed on a particular area of starting your business, giving you the strategies and tactics that foster success in the modern marketplace.

Each workshop will cover the education, inspiration and motivation you need to achieve the goals you’ve set.

Network

There is no other instance where network is more important than in starting a new business.

This program gets you into a global start-up network including aspiring entrepreneurs, investors and advisors. Gain free access to all Plato Project events, enjoy facilitated introductions and build your network of like-minded individuals sharing the same journey as you.

HOLISTIC EDUCATION

What to expect

True growth occurs when relevance, challenge and application come together. Our programs cater for all of this.

Resources

Access over 40 hours of online learning material, over 80 tools and templates and a dedicated business advisor and coach.

The tools and templates are always evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of industry, and are yours to keep for life. They cover everything from idea generation, to capital raising through to sales.

Workshops

We are dedicated to ensuring real outcomes.

Over this program you’ll complete six intensive workshops where you put your learning and ideas to work. Each is focussed on a particular area of starting your business, giving you the strategies and tactics that foster success in the modern marketplace.

Each workshop will cover the education, inspiration and motivation you need to achieve the goals you’ve set.

Network

There is no other instance where network is more important than in starting a new business.  .

This program gets you into a global start-up network including aspiring entrepreneurs, investors and advisors. Gain free access to all Plato Project events, enjoy facilitated introductions and build your network of like-minded individuals sharing the same journey as you.

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

The curriculum

In line with the insights and expertise of our industry partners and expert advisors, we’ve created an intensive program that provides you the support, frameworks and networks you need to to successfully build your own start-up.

Across each week you’ll complete real business work with the support of experts, building your business in line with current best practice, working towards a successful market launch.

MODULE ONE

__ Articulating, and finding connection to, your purpose
__ Idea generation and validation
__ Self-awareness, ‘grit’ and emotional intelligence
__ Ethics and social responsibility in entrepreneurship

MODULE TWO

__ Identifying market needs and opportunities
__ Developing customer personas
__ Empathising and mapping customer empathy
__ Identifying customer pain points and needs

MODULE THREE

__ Understanding the components of a business model
__ Building a Business Model Canvas
__ Validating, feedback and pivoting
__ Developing a real-world prototype or MVP

MODULE FOUR

__ Marketing approaches and strategies
__ Creating and maintaining strategic partnerships
__ Sales strategies
__ Branding and competitive positioning

MODULE FIVE

__ Start-up finance
__ Raising capital and pitching
__ Finding the right team and leading them
__ Developing a support network

MODULE SIX

__ Mapping the customer journey
__ Articulating specific and effective goals and metrics
__ Creating clear action plans
__ Developing a forward-looking business strategy

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

The curriculum

In line with the insights and expertise of our industry partners and expert advisors, we’ve created an intensive program that provides you the support, frameworks and networks you need to to successfully build your own start-up.

Across each week you’ll complete real business work with the support of experts, building your business in line with current best practice, working towards a successful market launch.

MODULE ONE

__ Articulating, and finding connection to, your purpose
__ Idea generation and validation
__ Self-awareness, ‘grit’ and emotional intelligence
__ Ethics and social responsibility in entrepreneurship

MODULE TWO

__ Identifying market needs and opportunities
__ Developing customer personas
__ Empathising and mapping customer empathy
__ Identifying customer pain points and needs

MODULE THREE

__ Understanding the components of a business model
__ Building a Business Model Canvas
__ Validating, feedback and pivoting
__ Developing a real-world prototype or MVP

MODULE FOUR

__ Marketing approaches and strategies
__ Creating and maintaining strategic partnerships
__ Sales strategies
__ Branding and competitive positioning

MODULE FIVE

__ Start-up finance
__ Raising capital and pitching
__ Finding the right team and leading them
__ Developing a support network

MODULE SIX

__ Mapping the customer journey
__ Articulating specific and effective goals and metrics
__ Creating clear action plans
__ Developing a forward-looking business strategy

Request free consultation with a business advisor

Request free consultation with a business advisor

FAQ's

The program cost is $xxxxx. You’re required to confirmed payment arrangements prior to starting.

We accept credit cards and bank transfers and can organise invoices for business purposes. We are also now proud to be working with StudyLoans if you’d like to manage your cash flow

Each workshop runs for three to four hours and we suggest you spend at least the same amount of time in between workshops in order to make the most out of the program.

You can of course spend less as everyone learns differently and has different goals. We’re here to support you achieving your goals – not make you fit our mold.

Everything you learn in a Plato Project program has been curated and developed in line with the insights and expertise of inspiring, successful, leading experts – our industry partners. We focus on the key areas that have driven their success, balanced with the things they are focusing on for future success – this ensures maximum relevance to you and your pursuits.

Helping you bring it all to life is your instructor / coach / facilitator. Each of these people are first and foremost unbelievably good teachers – which means they will ensure you learn and grow as their first priority – in addition to being successful in their own right!

It’s this combination which allows our programs to deliver genuine results.

We of course provide certification that you have completed the program which you can proudly display on your resume, LinkedIn and/or anywhere else. However, this in our opinion is only the smallest part. By completing the program you’ll be developing a capability which will take your career further and move you closer to achieving your goals.

If you’re interested in official accreditation speak to us about our university partnerships.

You’ll also become a part of our alumni who receive facilitated introductions to industry, ongoing events and support AND access to join any cohort into the future at no extra cost, in case you’d like to polish up on anything.

We exist to support individuals in better achieving their goals. Beyond the dedicated coach and advisor you can reach out to, the community (thousands strong) of like-minded individuals and a small, curated cohort you’ll move through the program with, we will also go out of our way to introduce you to our extensive network, provide ongoing advice wherever we can as well as continue to put on value-adding events for our valued alumni.

No. We have very purposefully not gone down this pathway so we can continue on focusing on the most up-to-date, industry relevant content and experiences – rather than being confined to some policies which in our opinion, don’t add value to our students.

If you’re looking for official accreditation though, please ask us about our partnerships.

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