Start-Up Accelerator

Host: Derby City Council

Cost: Free


Start-Up Accelerator

Tuesday, 25th June 2024 at 9:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Reach Events Derby, Riverside Court, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8HY
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Are you looking to start your own business? Unsure where to start? Kick start your journey now book onto the two-day Start-Up workshops.

Day one includes:

  • Benefits of starting a business

  • What can you offer customers?

  • How to research the target market and find out customers needs

  • Accessing Support

  • Reaching customers and what to share with them to build a brand

  • Researching competitors to understand the market

Day two includes:

  • Understanding your USP and how to stand out from the crowd

  • Legal considerations and company structures

  • Understanding business finance

  • Pricing strategies

  • Action planning and designing realistic plans

  • Next steps, training and support

Who should attend?

Anyone who's looking to start their own self-employed journey. By booking onto this event you have automatically enrolled onto both days.


Workshops are open to start-up and established small to medium sized enterprises located in the following local authority areas taking part in the East Midlands Chamber's Accelerator project:

Amber Valley; Ashfield; Bassetlaw; Broxtowe; Chesterfield; Derby; Derbyshire Dales; Erewash; Gedling; High Peak; Leicester City; Mansfield; Newark & Sherwood; North East Derbyshire; Nottingham; Rushcliffe; South Derbyshire.

(Please note: Businesses based in districts not participating in the Accelerator project i.e. Bolsover; Leicestershire) may attend providing they are members of East Midlands Chamber. In such instances, please contact Emily Gascoyne on 07741904395 who will approve your booking.


The Accelerator project delivers online webinars and full-day workshops. The webinars are designed as one-hour taster sessions and the workshops as full-day training sessions which are designed to provide delegates with an actionable plan and strategy.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and is delivered by East Midlands Chamber.

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