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10 Nov 2020 | Uncategorized

The 10th Degree goes digital – our online mentoring lab for up to 20 companies with high-growth aspirations and/or looking to develop a new product or service, all in the digital, tech and creative sectors: Digital, Games, MedTech, EdTech, FinTech, TV, Film, Design, Marketing etc.

We offer Managing Directors of these SMEs the chance to sit down and discuss their plans, across the broad spectrum of business challenges they face, in the company of 10 experts with skills in a variety of disciplines over a two day event.

Postponed till New Year

+ Clare Groombridge, Managing Director of South Coast Social (Social Media)

+ Paul Kinkaid, Managing Director of Selfless Leadership (Leadership)

+ Nikki Webb, Founder of ETHICLY (Digital Strategy)

+ Shaun Guppy, Associate – Company & Commercial Team at Steele Raymond LLP Solicitors (Law)

+ Sally Pritchard, Business Mentor & Proposition Lead at Ordnance Survey (Product Development)

+ Chris De Abreu, Global Executive Creative Director at MCH Group (Strategic Creativity & Tech)

+ Gabby Crouch, Head of Commercial at 3 Sided Cube (Green Solutions)

+ Heidi Roper, HR Consultant at ViewHR (HR)

+ Kevin Brookes, Company Director of BrookesKebbey (Content)

+ Belinda Rastall, Account Director at Liz Lean PR (PR & Communications)

The day is focused on supporting innovation. We want to invite people running companies that are keen to grow, especially through the creation of new products and services, but are facing difficulties in making it happen. You should have a good idea of what’s hindering your progress and have a strong desire to speak to experts who can help you gain the clarity needed to drive your business to the next stage.

Spaces are limited with only 20 companies allowed to participate (two people per company may attend) and the event which is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, would usually cost £500 per company. We therefore ask that you bear this in mind and make sure you commit to your slots fully.

It also means that only businesses with a Dorset Postcode are able to attend this event. There will also be a small amount of paperwork to fill out upon registration – this will be sent to you separately prior to the 30th July.

The day will be hosted via Microsoft teams/zoom calls, and you will be booked into all your slots in advance, so please make sure you keep an eye on your calendar invitations for slots.

How does it work?

These are some of the wisest heads across the business world, from finance to social media, so you can pick their brains and take the juiciest bits home. These men and women have years of experience making exactly these decisions, so what are you waiting for? Don’t ask, don’t get!

Prior to the event, we’ll match you up with a minimum of five experts for 30 minute one-to-one slots based on your specific business needs. We can even help you to decipher the right questions to ask! On the day itself, you will have the chance to meet with the experts and get right to the heart of your biggest business challenges.

How do I apply?

Even postponed for now, but check back in the New Year

  • There is space for 20 companies and we will match your aims against the range of expertise we have available
  • We will allocate your one-to-one online sessions, with the five business experts most appropriate to respond to your particular needs
  • There will be a maximum of five one-to-one sessions per company, however a maximum of two people per company are permitted to attend
  • Slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis