Planning to enter ACOA’s Spark Nova Scotia competition or Innovacorp’s Sprint program? Want to be part of a program that empowered previous competition winners?  Do you want to know how to better understand, quantify, and communicate the value of your innovative idea?  Are you ready and prepared to be challenged?  CEED | Spark/Sprint Bootcamp consist of 5 sessions over 6 hours that will give you that extra edge!

What to expect

2 Evenings x 3 hour sessions

In-person only – Space is limited

Session Breakdown

Session 1: Stop talking about your product. Let’s talk about your solution!

This session will help you communicate your solution in context of the problem that it solves, i.e. how do you define the problem, what is the role of customer perception in value creation, and how do you align your problem solution with its market potential across 3 dimensions – Pain, Priority & Proof.

Toolkit & Methodology: WKI’s Commercial Problem Tool (60 minutes)

Session 2: Who will be interested in your idea? Why would they be interested?

This session will help you communicate your solution in context of the problem that it solves, i.e. how do you define the problem, what is the role of customer perception in value creation, and how do you align your problem solution with its market potential across 3 dimensions – Pain, Priority & Proof.

Toolkit & Methodology: WKI’s Commercial Problem Tool (60 minutes)

Session 3: Why would any investor listen to you? How are you planning to make money with your idea?

Investors are looking for insight and understanding of the value of your idea – not your excitement. This session will help you understand how to communicate the business value of your idea to potential investors across 5 commercial elements – design, attributes, advantages, proof points and legal/regulatory considerations.

Toolkit & Methodology: WKI’s Idea Scoping Tool, Osterwalder’s Value Map, WKI’s Competive Matrix Tool (60 minutes)

Session 4: How do you communicate value to investors? What is the market potential of your innovative idea?

Top-down, bottom-up?  Not sure what it means?  This session uses case studies to illustrate how other successful founders have gone about determining and communicating a compelling market potential proposition.

Case study examples (60 minutes)

Session 5: You will need to talk to strangers. We show you how to do Customer Discovery & Validation

Even wondered how to approach strangers with your idea?  Not sure how best to present and explain your innovative idea to them?  This session will show you how to turn these discussions into high value engagements.

Toolkit/Methodologies:  Link to Talking to Humans, b) Strategyzer tools  (60 minutes)

Want to learn more?

Click here to learn more about ACOA’s Spark Nova Scotia competition.

Click here to learn more about Innovacorp’s Sprint program.

How to apply

Applications for our Sydney, Bridgewater & Truro sessions have ended.

Stay tuned for our next session of the Spark/Sprint Bootcamp coming soon.