A Cardiff-based business incubator is launching an academy that will be supported by Google for Startups.
Tramshed Tech will host workshops, which will take place every Thursday, beginning September 30, 2021.
The 12-week programme will cover all aspects of building a successful business from planning and idea generation to product development, finance and team building. The final week will involve pitching to a panel of investors whereby one business will receive £10,000 in equity-free cash and mentoring support from Google for Startups to help with future business growth.
The cohort will be provided with peer-to-peer sessions, progress support and a large range of OnDemand video and written content. Tramshed Tech have an extensive list of partners including Barclays Eagle Labs, Geovation and FinTech Wales, all of whom will be engaged in the Academy for referrals, mentoring and advice.
To be eligible for the programme individuals must have an established, post-start company or a pre-start with a solid business idea ready to take the next step and potential for growth.
Tramshed currently houses more than 50 companies at their Cardiff site, from pre-revenue startups to scaling companies and with more than 600 registered members from the local digital and tech community.
Marta Krupinska, head of Google for Startups UK said: “At Google for Startups we believe that the next groundbreaking innovation can be built anywhere. We’ve been so impressed with the Welsh startup community for years now, and Tramshed sits at the very heart of it.
“Having supported and connected us to some of our amazing alumni startups like Awen Collective or Concentric Health, taking on big challenges in the space of cybersecurity and healthcare, we’re thrilled to work with Tramshed Tech again and help discover the next big Welsh startup ”
Jessica Phillips, enterprise innovation manager and academy founder, said: “The Academy provides an opportunity for like minded entrepreneurs to come together and grow. The Academy is designed to support and nurture startups through the key challenges and growing pains faced at the outset of your entrepreneurship journey.
The positive feedback we have received in previous iterations of the Academy has spurred us on to develop and improve the programme and we are so excited to have the support of Google for Startups to expand and grow the programme.”