Business Growth Pipeline

The Business Growth Pipeline is Generator’s bespoke service, developed to provide ambitious North East based SMEs with the right conditions to achieve:

Full Growth Potential – Increased Turnover – Expanded Workforce

 

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  • International Music & Interactive Events Roadshow 2016

    31 Aug

  • Momentum Day

    12 Sep

  • Lean Startup Masterclass

    22 Sep

  • Meet the Managers

    28 Sep

  • Lean Startup Masterclass

    29 Sep

International Music & Interactive Events Roadshow 2016

31-08-2016 17:00 Campus North

Are you interested in developing your business/career by gaining first-hand knowledge & insight into some of the world’s biggest and most influential trade & showcase events?

If so, you should be attending this roadshow…

  • Discover how Department for International Trade (DIT, formerly UKTI) can help develop your Music or Creative/Digital business internationally
  • Find out about conferencing events and which events are right for you
  • Learn how to showcase your business/music/artists
  • Do’s and dont’s – make the most of your time at events
  • Find out about available funding and support
  • Meet industry trade associations and collection societies
  • Learn how the DIT activity at SXSW interactive will differ in 2017

This event will be split into two sections with one focused on Interactive Events and the other focused on Music.

Interactive Briefing (5.00pm – 6.30pm)

The Interactive event will focus on the SXSW, Mipcom, MipTV and Midem plus other opportunities through DIT in North America. Guest speakers include Haileigh Meyers (DIT Texas), Una Johnston (SXSW) and Javier Lopez (Mipcom).

Music Briefing (7.30pm – 9.00pm)

The Music event will provide an overview of some of the major music events, which include Reeperbahn, WOMEX, Eurosonic, SXSW, Canadian Music Week, Sound City, Great Escape and Midem. Guest speakers include Javier Lopez (Midem), Una Johnston (SXSW) and Phil Patterson (DIT Music Specialist) along with guests from trade associations and collection societies.

Timings

  • 5.00 – 6.30 – Interactive Briefing
  • 7.30 – 9.00 – Music Briefing

 

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Prize draw: Everyone who attends the UKTI International Music & Interactive Events Roadshow will be in with a chance to win a complimentary SXSW or Midem registration.

 

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Momentum Day

12-09-2016 12:00 The Toffee Factory

PRS Foundation in association with Generator present a day of discussion, with our panel of experts highlighting the latest opportunities and offering practical advice on how to get your band ready for investment, including firsthand insight from Momentum success story, Boy Jumps Ship.

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Funding Panel with:

  • Bhavesh Patel (PRS Foundation)
  • Bob Allan (Generator)
  • Boy Jumps Ship
  • Claire Dupree (NARC)
  • Feedy Frizzy (Moshi Moshi)
  • Joe Frankland (PRS Foundation)
  • Sarah Jamieson (DIY)

SCHEDULE

12:00pm -1:00pm Funding Introduction

A panel of experts discuss the current funding environment; needs and approaches, as well as tips, opportunities, and advice.

1:30pm – 3:00pm Building Momentum

How do you get funding-ready, build a team, and then build a buzz? Our panel provide insight from across the industry, discussing Momentum success-stories and how you can get there. Successful Momentum applicants Boy Jumps Ship talk about their experiences and how Momentum has helped them.

3:00pm – 4:00pm Question Time

Ask questions and have informal chats with the panel; get the opportunity to find out specific progression routes that you or your band could take to get closer to Momentum funding.

Places are FREE but limited and must be booked in advance via this link.

 

About Momentum

The Momentum Music Fund offers grants of £5k-£15k for artists/bands to break through to the next level of their careers. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing. Artists/bands applying for the Momentum Music Fund must be at a crucial tipping point in their careers, showing current progression and growth as an artist with the potential to significantly develop their careers over the next two years.

The next deadline is in November.

The fund has invested in over 120 diverse artists which include chart topping pop band, Years & Years, breakthrough electronic artist Låpsley and the critically acclaimed Ghostpoet.

The Momentum Music Fund was launched in 2013 and is a partnership between the PRS Foundation and Arts Council England, in association with Spotify.

More info: http://www.prsformusicfoundation.com/funding/momentum-music-fund/
Listen to the latest grantees: https://play.spotify.com/user/prsfoundation/playlist/1gxz639thj724POI2zdxA2

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Lean Startup Masterclass

22-09-2016 09:00 Campus North

Lean Startup Masterclass will help early stage innovators become more successful through learned skills, using accessible & readily available tools and approaches which help “entrepreneurs reduce the cost of developing new products and services by ensuring that they do not waste time and money designing features that customers do not want.” (British Library’s ‘Industry Guide’)

It emphasises the importance of getting customer feedback from the earliest stage of the development process. Many believe that application of Lean Startup principles gives entrepreneurs a better chance of success without needing large amounts of outside funding and the need to develop elaborate business plans.

So – although you may be passionate about your product or service idea, what do you prioritise, and how do you turn your insight into a sustainable business? Happily, you can learn from early-adopters customers, create a business model (rather than a plan), and experiment your way to success.

Lean Startup Masterclass is led by Justin Souter, who has been putting these principles into practice in two startups, a startup accelerator programme, and in his own business. He has also been passing on these insights since 2013 to nearly 150 entrepreneurs, and will be happy to use the tools and process of the Lean Startup framework to empower you to realise your business goals, or ‘pivot’ to a different way to achieve your vision. Book yourself on a business masterclass or a one-to-one coaching session today to explore the benefits of the Lean Startup for yourself.

Spaces at this event are valued at £249 per place, or FREE OF CHARGE for SMEs based in the North East of England, thanks to Generator’s ERDF supported Digital Futures programme*

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear

Lean Startup Masterclass is delivered over 2 sessions – Thursdays 22nd AND 29th September, please only register if you can commit to BOTH days.

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Meet the Managers

28-09-2016 17:00 Loft Music Studios

Generator is pleased to announce details of their ‘Meet the Managers’ networking event, which will feature practical advice and first-hand experiences from those at the frontline of artist development. Detailing how they’ve broken artists, built teams and forged their own long-term careers are Roland Brown (M83, C Duncan, Gavin Friday) and Ian Rendall (Boy Jumps Ship, Sonic Boom Six, Making Monsters), plus more TBA.

Our guests will discuss how they got their break the industry and the career paths which followed with some interesting stories and pearls of knowledge along the way. Following the introductions, the speakers will take part in an interactive roundtable session, giving attendees the chance to ask any burning questions.

This event is appropriate for existing managers, artists and anyone looking to get into artist management.

Spaces at this event are valued at £79 per place, or FREE OF CHARGE for artists or businesses from the North East of England, thanks to Generator’s ERDF supported Digital Futures programme*
*County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear

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Lean Startup Masterclass

29-09-2016 09:00 Campus North

Lean Startup Masterclass will help early stage innovators become more successful through learned skills, using accessible & readily available tools and approaches which help “entrepreneurs reduce the cost of developing new products and services by ensuring that they do not waste time and money designing features that customers do not want.” (British Library’s ‘Industry Guide’)

It emphasises the importance of getting customer feedback from the earliest stage of the development process. Many believe that application of Lean Startup principles gives entrepreneurs a better chance of success without needing large amounts of outside funding and the need to develop elaborate business plans.

So – although you may be passionate about your product or service idea, what do you prioritise, and how do you turn your insight into a sustainable business? Happily, you can learn from early-adopters customers, create a business model (rather than a plan), and experiment your way to success.

Lean Startup Masterclass is led by Justin Souter, who has been putting these principles into practice in two startups, a startup accelerator programme, and in his own business. He has also been passing on these insights since 2013 to nearly 150 entrepreneurs, and will be happy to use the tools and process of the Lean Startup framework to empower you to realise your business goals, or ‘pivot’ to a different way to achieve your vision. Book yourself on a business masterclass or a one-to-one coaching session today to explore the benefits of the Lean Startup for yourself.

Spaces at this event are valued at £249 per place, or FREE OF CHARGE for SMEs based in the North East of England, thanks to Generator’s ERDF supported Digital Futures programme*

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear

Lean Startup Masterclass is delivered over 2 sessions – Thursdays 22nd AND 29th September, please only register if you can commit to BOTH days.

Your Name (required)

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 Male Female

Date of Birth

Address line 1:

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Postcode:

Your Email (required)

Telephone

Business Name

Date Started Trading

Number of Employees

Briefly describe your business

What do you hope to get out of the Lean Startup Masterclass?

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