OUR REASON TO EXIST
To help launch purpose driven startups that change the world.
HOW IT WORKS
10 startups will be chosen based on how much change your idea could make. Free to attend. Your progress each day will be filmed and shared online. There will be mentors around the campfire, previous speakers mentoring you on Skype and, the crowd, giving you feed back online.
14 DAYS 14 NIGHTS = NOT MUCH SLEEP
You arrive and pitch your tent and on your last day you pitch your startup.
LET THE WORLD IN
It’s time for startups to un-tap the power of the crowd.
THE FIRST ONLINE STARTUP SCHOOL
The power of the crowd is waiting to help your startup. All of us are smarter than just one of us.
We have over 200 previous speakers to call upon who have all lived the startup life. Their advice comes from doing it.
The Do Lectures is a global gathering around ideas. It takes place in Wales, USA and Australia. It was voted in the top ten ideas festivals in the world by the Guardian. It is now in its 7th year.
FOUNDERS ARE A SPECIAL BREED
Yes, what we are looking for is great ideas. But, even more important, are founders who can make them happen. They are rare.
Ideas need bravery and imagination, but much more than anything they just require you to keep going.
Introverts welcome. Extroverts welcome. We can’t give you wings, but we can tell you that you can fly. Confidence matters.
Ideas require an inquisitive mind. To look at something with a new set of eyes. What if we tried this? What if we looked at it like this?
You will write code. You will build prototypes. You will write business plans. You will pitch to your mentors. You will find customers. You will re-think. You will re-write. You will do farm chores each morning. And eat a farm supper together each evening whilst listening to inspiring talks from entrepreneurs.
Our aim is to be the best startup school for the world. The key areas for startups will be the following. But we will listen to ideas in other fields too.
- Making people healthier
- Making people happier
- Local community based ideas
- Ideas that change ownership
- Online learning
- Helping more people to live more creative lives
- Reducing environmental impact and measuring it
8. Brands that seek to protect the environment or use their purpose to change something
9. Using Biomimcry to solve business problems
10. Davids taking on Goliaths
On the last day, you will pitch your startup idea to raise money to make it happen. In the audience on the farm and online will be investors waiting to hear it.
HOW DO YOU GET CHOSEN?
Make a 90 second film about you and your idea. Tell us what change you want to make and why. And then submit it to us at The Do Lectures. The best ones will be selected for an interview with us down here.