What we offer
Startup in Residence.
Rising demand, increasing need and continued financial pressure has been the reality in local government for over a decade. Finding innovative solutions to complex societal challenges within this context is tough. The UK is experiencing an unprecedented boom in the number of startups created each year; over half a million were created in 2019. Many of these organisations have dedicated themselves to addressing societal challenges.
We think Local authorities have the potential to tap into and harness the creative thinking and capacity for innovation within the local startup community to come up with new ideas to solve messy challenges within the community.
Here’s how the process works
The circle of
Startup in Residence
Thorough selection of societal challenges with significant business opportunities
Dedicated challenge owners with budgets and commitment of senior management
3. Call to Action
Appealing Call to Action that activates the startup community
Well-prepared applications by startups on both their solution and company vision
Transparent selection with multidisciplinary jury
Condensed, agile programme to facilitate and foster co-creation
Create a prototyping culture: build, measure, learn
Ignite co-creation between stakeholders by intentionally stepping out of the office
Offer startups easy access to the workfloor of “the residence”
Flexible training modules with focus on co-creation and learning by doing
Successful innovations require widespread adoption in the market(s)
12. Go/ No Go
Set clear milestones (like a Demo Day) to share achievements and mark new phases
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“Basis delivered an insightful start-up bootcamp, with creative approaches to business planning and pitching introduced. An overview of key actions required in order to make your business a success from the outset, engaging participants of varying professions through interactive group sessions and activities – in and outside! Matt and team were knowledgeable, versatile and fun in their approaches to ensuring participants needs were met, amending the agenda to best meet individuals wants. I now feel more enthused with new ideas to approach certain start-up tasks and have an increased local network as a result of the bootcamp.”
Matt, Rebecca and Bethan’s skills and approaches complemented each other perfectly; as a participant, I really felt that they were truly invested in helping us embark on our business journey. Personally, I got a real confidence boost out of attending the Entrepreneur Bootcamp. I had so much fun and met a whole bunch of really interesting people that I hope to stay in touch with and about a million different ideas of where to take my business. I will wholeheartedly recommend their training to anyone who’ll listen!
Thank you, Matt, Rebecca and Bethan at Basis.