The Echo++ Weekender

Back by popular demand!
A space for early-stage East London business founders
to test, grow, learn and share.

9th and 10th September 2017

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

GOT A BUSINESS IDEA BREWING?
WANT TO STRESS-TEST YOUR EARLY PRODUCT OR SERVICE?
CURIOUS ABOUT ENTREPRENEURSHIP?

The Echo++ Weekender is your space to explore your idea, expand your skillset, and connect with a diverse group of 30 entrepreneurial East Londoners over an intensive 2-day programme.

We’re giving you 48 hours to stress-test your idea, explore why customers need what you’re creating and how you’ll get their attention. We’ll put your creative problem-solving skills to the test and give you space to learn by collaborating with others. What you discover may surprise you, but by the end you’ll be equipped with the skills to set a solid foundation for your business and new expertise which you can immediately apply not only to your business, but to any job, role or project.


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

EMILIA LUYINDULA, WEEKENDER PARTICIPANT, MARCH 2017


Building on the success of our pilot Weekender programme, we’re offering a further 30 early stage business founders and would-be-entrepreneurs the chance to connect with each other, local businesses and industry experts. Over two immersive days you’ll share experiences, access knowledge, and unlock skills and resources to achieve holistic growth for yourself and your business venture – and all this without the hefty price tag!

THE PROGRAMME

Test Bed

121s

Talks

Workshops

Network

This new programme builds on our tried and tested Echo++ business accelerator approach – connecting local businesses and experts willing to share skills, knowledge and resource to achieve holistic growth.

You’ll get…

  • An individual business growth road-map
  • Inspiring talks from seasoned entrepreneurs
  • Interactive workshops on core business principles including ideation, business modelling, customer segments and sales
  • Expert-led training sessions in everything from social media to managing finances
  • Introductions to experts in marketing, finance, legals in more
  • A peer network of 30 like-minded people to join you on your business journey
  • Access to the wider Echo network of 4000+ businesses and professionals – tap into valuable skills and expertise, and create champions for your business

And there’s no money involved: our programme is paid for, and powered by, the skills and knowledge shared and connections and collaborations created among our members. Learn more.

Who’s it for?

If you…

  • Are East London based (we will have a limited number of places available for people outside East London)
  • Are a small business / startup / freelancer, trading for less than one year OR have a business idea brewing that you are itching to get started on
  • Are ready to learn, refine what you do and build a kick-ass network to do it with

…this programme is for you!

Apply by midnight 23rd August. Places will be allocated on a rolling basis, and we expect demand to be high (recent programmes have been oversubscribed by up to 100%) so it’s advisable to get your application in early. All places will be allocated by 25th August).

See what Echo++ can do for your business

Made possible with generous support from…

  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park