You’ve got an idea. But what’s keeping you from turning it into a successful venture? Many creative ideas never make it to the market, or debut without much of a response.
Your ability to execute and navigate the twists and turns that come along the way will ultimately determine if your business can get off the ground.
In 2017, Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) will roll out three bootcamps – intensive programmes that train and mentor aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to launch their business.
Whether you have a world-beating idea, are interested in selling online or want to set up your own food joint, we have a bootcamp suited for you. We are bringing in local and regional facilitators with proven track records in start-up and enterprise development. No fees; only your commitment to follow through.
First launched in October last year, Startup Bootcamp is a 100 day “accelerator” programme that identifies businesses that have the potential to scale rapidly and export their products and services beyond Brunei’s borders.
The bootcamp ropes in leading experts in key business fields including legal, marketing, branding and finance – and meets every Tuesday night to update on their progress. At the programme’s end startups take centre stage on a “demo-day” where they pitch to investors.
For those with an eye on selling online, a leading e-Commerce platform from the region will be arriving in the Sultanate to host a three-month programme that will equip Bruneians with the how-tos of online payment, logistics, finance and social marketing.
After an introduction to e-Commerce, the bootcamp begins with an offline segment covering the essentials of doing business online before delving into a hands-on ‘online’ segment where participants will be able to begin engaging in cross border trade.
Making sure that DARe’s bootcamps remain open to anyone looking for training to kick start their business, we are hosting a bootcamp targeting micro enterprises – defined in Brunei as businesses with less than five employees.
The microbusiness bootcamp is split into three separate month-long programmes; one for women (Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme), youth (Young Entrepreneurship Development Programme) and university graduates (Business Launchpad).
These will not only cover the skills needed to start a business, but the formal processes for registering and operating a business as well as financing options.