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Defining your startup vision: How to create a meaningful company

N.B We'll be giving away 4 copies of the inspiring book, Path of a doer, to the team that presents their business ideas with the clearest vision & purpose at the end of the night. So come along and share your ideas.

Hello folks!

Following on from the success of our launch last month, We have an inspiring, more collaborative approach to our next meetup.

If you have a business idea but are struggling with the next steps to take then this meetup will help you. Likewise if you're just curious about how to create a meaningful company come along.

We'll be focussing on the importance of having a clear vision & purpose in the early stages of your startup, led by Laurence, co-founder of The Happy Startup School (and the startup design consultancy Spook Studio).

Working collaboratively, we'll help define your startup vision and put you in the right direction towards more a meaningful business.

There'll be a little homework for all attending (it's fun, don't worry!)

To make the most of our time together, we'd like you to think about the following questions. Feel free to scribble them down, or take a mental note!

  1. What is your business idea in 10 words or less? (If you don't have one, then start thinking!)
  2. What needs or problems are you hoping to address (and for whom)?
  3. What will success look like to you?
  4. When you're established, how do you want people to feel about your company?

The schedule for the night is outlined below:

6.30pm - arrival

7.00pm - The importance of having a clear vision & purpose - Laurence McCahill

7.15pm - Homework group discussion - sharing thoughts on the 4 questions above

7.35pm - Feedback

8.00pm - Networking & Close

Looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts, and seeing you all there!

Fiona & The Happy Startup School team.

To help you with this exercise, here's our vision and purpose at the School...

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  • Chris T.

    Thanks for hosting the event tonight. Very interesting people like usual, and lots of great ideas. Look forward to the next one.

    March 1, 2013

  • Jan I.

    Nice and to the point. I had a great time meeting enthusiastic founders and discussing start up values and approaches with the hosts.

    March 1, 2013

  • Laurence M.

    Chris, thanks for the feedback. Melanie, sadly no video but you can view the slides here which should give you the jist of the night: Perhaps you can make our bitesized workshop on March 20th or next meetup the week after.

    March 1, 2013

  • Chris

    I thought this was a very inspiring meet up and although I have yet to form my own business idea I feel that I am in the right place to develop it in this environment.

    February 28, 2013

  • Melanie R.

    So upset I missed it, something urgent came up. Any chance that there will be a video?

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • Fiona D.

    No worries. The talk will kick off at 7 :)

    February 28, 2013

  • nik n.

    Might be a tad late.

    February 28, 2013

  • Fiona D.

    Quick note, we'll be upstairs in the oyster shed tonight - in the captains table. See you all soon!

    February 28, 2013

  • Carl T.

    Sorry, can't make it... :-(

    February 28, 2013

  • Laurence M.

    Aaron – we've now updated the schedule above.
    James – look forward to meeting you!

    February 27, 2013

  • Aaron O.

    ye, im in the same boat as SYMAX - Can you give more details about the event, structure etc?

    February 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Actually my comments below were from before the information above was added so I'm okay now but unfortunately can't make the event now:( Will hopefully attend another soon. Tx

      February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to my first event!

    February 9, 2013

  • Chris T.

    Last event was great. Looking forward to this one.

    February 8, 2013

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