Do you have a project or business idea?
Yes? Join our Extended Workshops
Great for developing your business.
Rs 4,800 (bank transfer / Juice) or Rs 5,000 (cash)
(Rs 3,000 for students)
Two day sessions (9:30am-4:30pm)
- Venue: Coworking Port Louis
- Includes support on your own business plan
- Includes lunch (both days)
No? Join our Standard Workshops
Perfect for building your entrepreneurial skills.
Rs 2,800 (bank transfer / Juice) or Rs 3,000 (cash)
(MUR 2,000 for students)
Four evening sessions (6:30-8:30pm)
- Venue: Turbine, Vivéa Business Park, Moka
- Includes light refreshments
Practical and interactive sessions for everyone:
Suitable for employees looking for a career boost, aspiring entrepreneurs with or without a business idea, and business owners looking for proven techniques for more rapid growth. Standard and extended workshops available.
A few reasons you'll be glad you came:
Learn practical, transferable skills
Gain the understanding and concrete tools and techniques you need to explore, research, test and refine your business idea.
Advance your project or idea
Use the tools from each session to develop your idea, forecast financials, and quickly and cheaply test your product or service to validate with real customers.
Build your network
Use networking time after sessions and our online community, to connect with current and previous participants and take the conversation forwards.
Avoid common mistakes
Learn about the Lean Startup methodology, and how it can help you reduce risk, better understand customer needs, fail quickly and cheaply, and build a financially-viable business.
Here's what people are saying:
"It was intense. It was interesting and easy to get all the information."
—Sidharta, workshop participant
"A more practical approach to learning components of entrepreneurship. I got what I came here for."
—Kishan, workshop participant
"The session was simplified from start to finish. It was easy to understand what the financial theories meant."
—Meghna, workshop participant
The content: four steps to a robust business plan
Each subject builds on the last, laying the foundations for a robust and informed business plan. The sessions can be taken during four evenings, or in a two-day boot camp which includes additional support on your own project.
1. Idea Generation & Business Model
You'll generate ideas through fun and challenging creative techniques, and get practice creating a robust business model using the Lean Canvas tool.
2. Market Research and Positioning
Learn about market positioning and market research methodologies through interactive group exercises, and get the resources you need to create your own qualitative research plan.
3. Business Plan & Financial Forecasting
Through case studies, you'll build business offerings and translate research into financial variables. You'll get a flexible Excel tool to automatically create financial forecasts for your business.
4. Minimum Viable Product
You'll consider the assumptions which underpin your business plan and discover how to validate them by building a minimum viable product to test your project or service with real customers.
Our extended version enhances the workshops with support on your own project:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Welcome and coffee
Idea Generation and Business Model Intro
Individual work (making own lean canvas)
Market Research and Positioning
Individual work (creating a research guide)
Group round-up and action plan
Networking and drinks
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Business Plan & Financial Forecasting
Individual work (offerings and forecasts)
Minimum Viable Product
Individual work (MVP and testing)
Group round-up and sharing
Networking and drinks
Which version is for me?
Our extended (two-day) programme is best if:
You have a project or business idea in mind
You are looking for support and feedback as you develop your own business plan.
Sessions generally run on weekends. Check dates.
Our standard (four-evening) programme is best if:
You have a general interest in entrepreneurship and in gaining entrepreneurial skills
You are not yet sure of a business idea which you would like to pursue.
Sessions generally run on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings. Check dates.
Based on cutting edge startup methodologies.
Delivered by facilitator Coralie Marti.
Coralie is co-founder and CFO of DodoWorkPlay. She spent four years conducting market research for startups and leading organisations in the digital, pharmaceutical, food and retail industries.
In her roles as Marketing and Communication Strategy Officer and Business Consultant she provided reports and advice on market positioning, business models, advertising campaigns. Her experience also includes business planning for entrepreneurs.
Coralie was recently in charge of the project management agenda for the Seeing Blue boot camp, where she conducted workshops on project management and entrepreneurship. She has a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Projects from Paris Dauphine University.