Brand Amplifier – the intensive masterclass programme teaching the art of branding – has opened applications for female entrepreneurs to join the 2014 edition at brandamplifier.co.uk. Female-run companies within London looking to take their business to the next level – whether it’s launch, angel investor funding, or rebrand stage – are welcome to apply. Mentors and judges range from SkyNews broadcasters, BBC property experts and design consultancy entrepreneurs, to name a few. Deadline for entry is 5 January 2014. Twenty finalists will be selected to receive high-level brand training free of charge, culminating in a pitch panel to win seed funding for their business.
Applicants can literally pitch their way on to the programme via the online form by showcasing the quality of their business, its commercial viability as well as the passion and conviction of the entrepreneur. Born within a brand strategy consultancy, Brand Amplifier (BA) has developed an effective curriculum that is delivered in an intensive 4-workshop series, culminating with a final pitch and judging panel to award the best brands. The business know-how of successful entrepreneurs coupled with cash injections for winning teams makes BA a powerful launch pad for brand amplification.
Practicing what it preaches, Brand Amplifier’s mission is single-minded and consistent: empower women entrepreneurs by helping their businesses thrive in a tough economy and provide employment. Brand Amplifier’s founder, Jeannette Pritchard, explains: “With 4 editions and 55 alumni under our belt, Brand Amplifier has boosted confidence, brand focus and results for all women taking part in the programme. To date, programme graduates have sustained an astounding 85% success rate thanks to the advice, camaraderie and invaluable networking support provided during their early start-up phase”.
BA is an ideal programme for all types of businesses, with graduates from various industries including wellness, beauty, technology, and event services. Participants learn how to effectively amplify the reach and voice of their business, reaching their target audiences, securing financial investment and even achieving national and international media exposure. Recent alumni have been featured this year on Channel 4’s Four Rooms and BBC’s The One Show. 100% of BA alumni recommend the programme’s effectiveness in growing their brands and their confidence.
Mentorship and networking play a key part in the programme but the focus is on education, harnessing the know-how of inspiring women who have succeeded themselves, and who are generous with advice, opinions and constructive criticism that first-time entrepreneurs need in order to succeed.
Follow us on Twitter @BrandAmplifier, join Brand Amplifier Alumni Group on LinkedIn, and be a part of a tight community of committed female entrepreneurs who strive every day to reach higher, brand better, and go farther with ideas that change the world.
Complete the 10-minute application form at: www.brandamplifier.co.uk
Workshop 1: Tues Jan 21st from 6PM – 8PM
Workshop 2: Tues Jan 28th from 6PM – 8PM
Workshop 3: Tues Feb 4th from 6PM – 8PM
Workshop 4: Tues Feb 11th from 6PM – 8PM
Applications close January 5th and finalists will be notified by January 11th.
About Brand Amplifier
Founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Jeannette Pritchard in the wake of the great recession, Brand Amplifier was founded as a way for her to leverage her win as Best Businesswoman in Lambeth to support future generations of female entrepreneurs. Brand Amplifier today operates as an intake and a feeder programme alongside entrepreneurial organisations such as the Prince’s Trust, the School for Creative Startups, Lambeth College and Southbank University, and has become a pilot programme for Lambeth council’s employability efforts across the board.