Thursday, June 12, 2008

WimLink entepreneurs event - women in business debrief

Well it's been a pretty interesting time in my part of the world, apologies for the tardiness of this post! I was really excited about the turnout to our last event, and about the amazing calibre of women who put their business concepts to the test, and those who gave of their time and experience to challenge and develop these concepts.

What became really clear to me at the event, was that there is a real need for a space in which new business concepts can be aired, sounded out, and put to the test in front of generous, experienced people with good brains. Even if the ultimate result of that kind of exercise is the death of a concept (or the creation of something new and better!), it certainly would be a valuable process. In my former life screenwriting, I learned through painful process that some ideas are, well, really only ever intended for the bottom drawer and not at all for the light of day - while others very naturally gain energy and momentum.

Seeing this, wimLink has its marching orders on the entrepreneurial front - and this is to create a thinktank/incubator type regular event, designed primarily for someone with a great idea, to test it with experts in the marketplace and see if it has legs. This is something which we will be enlisting help and partnership on over the weeks and months to come, and it will be interesting to see where we land... the aim, of course, being the successful launch and/nurturing of early stage businesses, to successfully move through angel investment and VC phases.

1 comment:

Melinda H said...

I really enjoyed this event - it was tough to work through all of the ideas, but ultimately it felt really rewarding when you could see the ideas tighten. I think everyone came out of it better than they were going in.

If you want to sharpen your brain, this is the way to do it! I'd be interested to hear more about how we could make this into a regular event. I may even have something in one of my drawers...