Mayor of London Promotes “Fantastic” Accelerator Digital Bootcamp
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, called on budding entrepreneurs to boost their chances of success by signing up for a series of tailor-made ‘Business Bootcamps’ including the Digital Bootcamp run by Accelerator, London Metropolitan University’s Business Incubator.
The Bootcamps were formally launched last Friday 13 May by The Mayor at the British Library’s Business and IP Centre where he met with seasoned entrepreneurs who will be involved in delivering the Business Bootcamps including London Met’s Matthew Connelly, Student Enterprise Development Manager.
Accelerator won their bid for a share in the £275,000 of funding from the Royal Bank of Scotland and £135,000 from the Open Innovation EU’s Interreg scheme which was developed to give 1,000 new entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop the key skills they need to build successful businesses.
Accelerator’s Business Bootcamp for Digital Entrepreneurs will be taking place on 26/27 May and is practitioner led by some of the key players in the heart of Silicon Roundabout and Tech City start up scene. The bootcamp will not only provide excellent training but also key industry contacts within the digital field. Book a place: http://bit.ly/BBDE-book
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said the Accelerator programme was “Fantastic!” and further spoke of the business bootcamps: “London is brimming with entrepreneurial spirit across a huge range of sectors, from fashion to finance, science to technology, hospitality and the arts. New enterprising start-ups are going to be ever more important to our city’s prosperity and as we continue to creep out of recession we must do all we can to support those with the brightest ideas. These brilliant bootcamps will help budding entrepreneurs to get the inside track from the experts on how to start and grow successful, thriving companies.”
Rachel Elnaugh, former Dragon and previous speaker on the London Met’s Student Enterprise Programme, said: “If you want to be the best in business you need the right training. One of the best ways of excelling in business is to gain as much insider knowledge as you can and that is why I’m supporting these Business Bootcamps. If you want to increase your knowledge and your profits then I urge you not to miss out.”
Matthew Connelly, Student Enterprise Development Manager said: “Bootcamps have provided an amazing experience for our students and graduates in the past and have been a springboard to success for a number of our graduate entrepreneurs. It is fantastic to have the support of the Mayor of London, Capital Enterprise and RBS to continue them."
The Accelerator Business Bootcamp for Digital Entrepreneurs has an amazing line up of speakers which include Julie Meyer CEO Ariadne Capital and online Dragons’ Den presenter, Bill Morrow founder of Angel’s Den and David Bozward Director of Flying Start.
To view the full schedule and details on how to book, go to http://bit.ly/BBDE-book