Creative Entrepreneurs Training Bootcamp

Ashford: 18 – 20 August 2017

Early Bird: €200
Standard: €275

This 2.5-day Creative Entrepreneurs Training Bootcamp has been especially designed for Creative Professionals who want to increase sustainability and impact by setting up, running or further developing their own creative business.

Covering all aspects critical to sustaining a successful creative enterprise from developing a business model, understanding and articulating their competitive advantage and unique selling points, defining their value proposition, identifying their long term business goals and many more, participants will build a practical and comprehensive business development strategy that will provide a blueprint for their future success.

Participants can expect a dynamic and productive individualised training, experience based learning, a lot of feedback and group interaction with a small group of likeminded creative entrepreneurs always happy to help.

The programme, initiated by the Centre for Creative Practices in Dublin in 2013, has been attended by over 800 creative entrepreneurs in Ireland and Europe, earning enthusiastic reviews and generating great interest among the creative communities in Europe and oversees.

These 2.5 days will be the best investment you have made in your creative career!

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General Information
  • Ashford: 18 – 20 August 2017
  • Duration: 2.5 Days
  • Price: Full – €275
  • Early Bird – €200

The programme is 100% attendance, the number of participants is limited to 10

Programme & Timetable


 6.00 – 6.45pm Introduction of the Programme and the participants
 7.00 – 8.30pm You and your professional goals  Your why, your mission statement, your tagline



 9.00am – 10.30am  The Formula For Success  (Why, What, How, Who)
 11.00am – 12.30pm  Your Unique Value Propositions
 1.30 – 3.00pm  Target Market & Customer Segments
 3.15 – 4.45pm  Marketing & Route to Market
 5.00 – 8.00pm  Fuck Up Session



 9.00 – 10.30am  Developing your business model – business model canvas
 11am – 12.30pm  Developing your business model – finishing and presentation
 1.30 – 3.00pm Your vision for the future 
 3.15 – 4.45pm  SMART Goals and Your Growth Metrics
 5.00 – 6.00pm  Financial Health and available supports



The Tutors & Speakers

The Tutors & Speakers

Monika Sapielak

Co-Founder of the Creative and Artistic Entrepreneurs Academy

Entrepreneur and Innovator with 25 years of work experience as CEO, Manager, Cultural Leader, Mentor & Educator.

Regular guest speaker and lecturer at conferences, in higher education institutions and for the media in Europe and in Ireland. Monika’s recent talks include University Business Forum, in Oct’16 in San Sebastian; Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen, University of Pecs, Hungary, Trinity College Dublin, Univesity College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology.

Monika’s mentoring and coaching expertise includes Start-up support,  Business Strategy, Value Proporsition and USP, Stakeholders Relationships, Fundraising, EU Funding – grant writing and grant applications’ review, Audience  & Customers’ base development, Market reaseach.

Recipient of the Merit to Polish Culture awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as well as Main Awardee of the Arthur Guinness Fund.

Ian Oliver

Head of Creative Entrepreneurship, Creative and Artistic Entrepreneurs Academy

Ian has over 15 years’ senior management and entrepreneurial experience in the Arts, creative and technology Sectors and 4 years’ experience working with Local Government, Local Enterprise Offices, Local Arts Offices, Arts Organisations and Venues, Universities, Businesses and Community Groups throughout Ireland, auditing and engaging the artistic and creative community within specific geographic regions.

Currently Ian is working on advising and designing sustainable projects that utilise art and creativity as the main driver to effect sustainable economic and social change.  He also teaches and mentors artistic and creative entrepreneurship training to adult learners and undergraduate students.

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Find Us

The Old Milking Parlour
Ballymurrin Lower, Kilbride
Wicklow, Ireland, A67TK64

Monday–Friday: 10:00AM–6:00PM

tel: +353(0)858895499

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