Kick start your business at the next Echo++ Weekender!

Wednesday 25 July 2018


Have you got a business idea brewing? Starting something new and looking for the skills, support and network to make it happen? Applications are now open for the next Echo++ Weekender, on 15th + 16th September 2018.

Back by popular demand following two sell-out Weekender programme in 2017, this time we’ll be supporting 30 budding entrepreneurs to get their idea off the ground or propel it forward. Our friends at Plexal will be hosting us at their Here East campus in the heart of London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – an area where local start-ups and global established businesses are collaborating in exciting ways.

We’ll bring together 30 entrepreneurial souls, some of our favourite startup founders and expert workshop leaders for a festival of entrepreneurship, Echo-style.

You’ll discover your entrepreneurial style, stress-test your idea, expand your skillset, build your tribe and kick-start your business in one weekend.

Here’s what some of our Echo++ alumni had to say about our previous Weekender programmes:

“This time last week, I was going to call it quits and get an office job and return to the vicious cycle. Tomorrow, I’m starting my business!” – Emilia, Weekender Participant, March 2017

“It’s almost unbelievable that this kind of programme is accessible just by giving a bit of your time and effort to the community. I feel very privileged to be part of it.” – Simi, Weekender Participant, September 2017

Find out more and apply by 22nd August.

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