Start-up Bootcamp 2024

Congratulations to Colm Farrington, the winner of Start-Up Bootcamp 2024!

‘ROC – What’s #OnTheROC’, a super app that aims to bring together the very best of Jersey in one place, received most support at the TEKEX pitch night and was ultimately selected as the winner. As his prize, Colm will be given a ticket to attend the major Slush tech start up and entrepreneur conference in Helsinki, Finland, later this year.

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Meet The Bootcampers of 2024

Introducing ROC - Everything Jersey, with Colm Farrington

Meet Colm Farrington, who’s entering the 2024 Digital Jersey Start-up Bootcamp with his business idea, ROC #WhatsontheROC.

In this blog, he shares how he hopes to help locals and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the best of what Jersey has to offer, as well as telling us why the person who inspires him most ISN’T a fellow entrepreneur in tech.

Introducing Forgeproof, with Callum Cunningham & Ben Lewis

Meet Callum Cunningham and Ben Lewis, who are participating jointly in the Digital Jersey Start-up Bootcamp for 2024.

In this blog, they share their aim to upgrade the KYC onboarding process with their KYC management solution which leverages NFTs and blockchain technology.

Introducing Apply First, with Rich Morgan

Meet Rich Morgan of Apply First – one of the Bootcampers participating in the Digital Jersey Start-up Bootcamp for 2024.

In this blog, Rich shares his idea to empower job-seekers, with a community-driven, peer-to-peer career marketplace, as an alternative to traditional jobs boards which he sees as largely ineffective.

Introducing ExpertPlatform.AI, with Kristin Morris

Meet Kristin Morris, who is entering the Bootcamp with her knowledge management platform, ExpertPlatform.AI.

In this blog, she explains her passion for enabling entrepreneurs to achieve success online, and growing the alternative economy, via technology.

Introducing BlockWise, with Nathan de la Haye

Meet Nathan de la Haye, who is entering the 2024 Digital Jersey Start-up Bootcamp with his blockchain education platform, BlockWise.

In this blog, he explains the blockchain knowledge gap in financial services, as well as discussing why Jersey is the perfect place to incubate a start-up.

What was included in the programme?

The 12-week programme provided the perfect environment for the bootcampers to develop, launch and scale their business ideas. It included:

  • 12 weeks stipend funding for each Bootcamper
  • Weekly workshops on everything from prototype development to pitching
  • 6 months of mentoring
  • 6 months of desk space and meeting room facilities
  • Advisors to help develop their business
  • Workshop sessions with industry experts
  • Free desk space & meeting rooms at Digital Jersey
  • Free tickets for TechAwards and Greenhouse 2024
  • Free swag box for each Bootcamper
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2024 - Weekly Topics

Week 1: Business idea validation & entrepreneurial mindset

Week 2: Competitor analysis, industry mapping and market sizing

Week 3: Business model development

Week 4: Develop prototype (or MVP)

Week 5: Marketing strategies & route to market

Week 6: Refine prototype (or MVP)

Week 7: Brand & your identity

Week 8: Building a successful team

Week 9: Business & legal structures

Week 10: Metrics and progress measures (KPIs & OKRs)

Week 11: The art of pitching and storytelling

Week 12: Start-up funding & investment

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