The DCI aims to nurture, challenge and develop ambitious, innovative entrepreneurs to help them build a scalable, investible business to create wealth and prosperity in County Durham.
Episode 171 - Leon Howe, Durham City Incubator
Business Incubator Benefits
Durham City Incubator aims to nurture, challenge and develop ambitious, innovative entrepreneurs to help them build a scalable, investible business to create wealth and prosperity in County Durham.
Ian speaks with Incubation Manager, Leon Howe.
The guys discuss:-
- The differences and similarities within incubators and accelerators
- What do you look for in a business that wants to begin the incubator programme
- Cohort mentoring each other
- The network that is built
- Founders sharing the journey
- Funding and investment
- Shared Workspace
- Common themes and challenges
Whist on lock-down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ian Farrar wanted to create something special for the listeners.
Ian live streamed (Facebook, YouTube & Twitter) for six hours on the 15th April 2020 and interviewed 12 of his friends back to back!
We have edited those videos and created bonus podcast episodes.
The original videos can be watched again on the respective social media platforms.
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