Spring 2018 Bootcamp

It’s Friday evening and 10 new teams arrive at OK!Thess. After a warm welcome Mr. Bensasson, Head of OK!Thess, passed the floor to the team. Mr. Kourtesis, Head Coach, explained the 3-month program in depth and presented the calendar for the upcoming Bootcamp month. Teams briefly introduced themselves and explained what are they building in 1’ pitches. From developers and designers to entrepreneurs and researchers, Spring 2018 cohort looks very diverse and this is great! Although it was their very first day at the program, they were ready for answering questions and listening to new ideas and feedback. A hot summer had just begun…

 

On Saturday morning the team of KEMEL jumped into the building for teaching the Business Model Canvas hands-on. Four corporate level managers with tons of market experience had just arrived in Thessaloniki in order to share their know-how with the youngsters. The day was all about the market part of the Canvas and mainly included market analysis tools and marketing staff. The schedule of the day looked like this:

 

10:00 - 10:15

 | Intro & Presentation by KEMEL

10:15 - 11:45

 | Presentation of each team

11:45 - 12:00

 | Coffee break

12:00 - 12:45

 | Evolution of marketing & Business Model Canvas

12:45 - 13:30

 | Start-up Roadmap and Tools (Market analysis, BMC, SWOT…)

13:30 - 14:00

 | Intro to workshop and Open Discussion

14:00 - 15:00

 | Break for Food

15:00 - 16:00

 | BMC Preparation

16:00 - 18:00

 | BMC Presentation

18:00 - 18:30

 | Wrap-Up & General Discussion

 

On Sunday, another session, this time financials for startups. Basic tools for starting up like P&L and Cash-Flow, all teams worked on preparing some statements and discussed the results openly. The program of the day looked like this:

 

10:00 - 10:15

 | Welcome & Day Schedule

10:15 - 12:00

 | Financial Tools, Control & Viability

12:00 - 13:00

 | Intro & Workshop on P&L

13:00 - 14:00

 | Workshop results presentation

14:00 - 15:00

 | Break for Food

15:00 - 16:00

 | Intro & Workshop on cash-flow methods

16:00 - 17:00

 | Workshop results presentation

17:00 - 17:30

 | Wrap-Up & General Discussion

 

It’s Sunday evening, 10 teams have their Business Model Canvas ready. Oops! Rephrase: 10 teams have the first version of their Business Model Canvas ready. Now they are going to validate their assumptions for at least three months and try to better fit with the market. A new journey has just begun...