Welcome to your programme resource hub!

Here you will find a library of templates and guides that you can use to better plan and manage your programmes.

You will find a toolkit to help you run an effective mentorship programme, a full suite of programme management resources and of course the Launch League Idea-stage Programme Toolkit.

> MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME TOOLKIT

PROGRAMME MANAGER GUIDE & TEMPLATE LIBRARY

>  IDEA-STAGE PROGRAMME TOOLKIT

LAUNCH LEAGUE MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME TOOLKIT

The Launch League Mentorship Programme Toolkit is designed to help you launch or improve a mentorship programme for entrepreneurs in your commmunity.

 The toolkit consists of a couple of templates to help you to design an implement a mentorship programme, as well as the open licence “Making the Most of your Mentor” guide and workbook for you to share with your entrepreneurs.

MENTOR BRIEFING TEMPLATE

You can use this slide deck template to brief new mentors.

MENTOR FEEDBACK TEMPLATE

You can use this template to set up a feedback form that each mentor can complete after a mentor session.

MENTOR APPLICATION TEMPLATE
You can use this template to set up an application for new mentors.

 

MENTOR SLA TEMPLATE

This is a service level agreement (SLA) template to help you formalise the relationship between your hub & mentors.

PROGRAMME MGMT GUIDE & TEMPLATE LIBRARY 


We’ve created a library of templates for you to use to plan and manage programmes for entrepreneurs in your ecosystem. But first, start by downloading and reading our Hub’s Guide to Programme Management.

Start by downloading and reading our Hub’s Guide to Programme Management. This is for hub team members involved in the planning, recruitment and management of programmes for entrepreneurs.

This is a large file so only download with wifi.

COMMS PLAN TEMPLATE
You can use this to plan to plot out your recruitment, as well as your selection and in-programme communications.

GANTT CHART TEMPLATE
This basic GANTT chart template can be used to plot out the broad project plan, as an internal planning tool or to share with funders or partners.

BUDGET TEMPLATE
Create a budget for your programme using this template, to be submitted with funding proposals; and the keep track of actual spend.

APPLICATION FORM TEMPLATE
This template outlines some of the key questions you may want to include in your initial application form.  

SELECTION RUBRIC TEMPLATE
This template should be adapted based on your programme’s entry criteria, informed by the design & your funder’s requirements.

RECRUITMENT EMAIL TEMPLATES
Email templates to use for your selection and recruitment communications.

POSTER EXAMPLE
This poster was used for the mLab Gauteng Launch League recruitment

FAQ TEMPLATE
Frequently asked questions from entrepreneurs during programme recruitment.

PRE-PROGRAMME SURVEY TEMPLATE
A pre-programme survey serves as a baseline assessment that you will use to compare progress/ learning on the programme.

POST-PROGRAMME TEMPLATE
The purpose of this survey is to assess the impact of your programme on the entrepreneur’s confidence and business.

REPORT TEMPLATE
This template outlines the basic structure of a report you would submit to funders or partners on completion of a programme.

LAUNCH LEAGUE COURSE CONTENT

The Launch League is a ready-to-go open-licence programme pack that you can adapt and run for idea- or early-stage entrepreneurs in your ecosystem. It is designed to equip entrepreneurs with a better understanding of their business, and to build a community for support as they embark on their journey.

As a Launch League hub, you have full access to the programme slides, worksheets, templates, tools and the facilitator guide below. Please remember that the UK-South Africa Tech Hub and Launch League should be referenced when the content is used, and we’d appreciate feedback on how you  have used it. If you’re totally new to the Launch League programme, read the programme overview first.

This Launch League Facilitation Guide has been created for all facilitators who want to better support idea-stage entrepreneurs in their ecosystem, and leverage the Launch League programme content. It explores facilitation and coaching, design thinking and lean methodology  for supporting early businesses. It then unpacks the Launch League programme design and is packed with tips and tricks for running the programme.

This is a large file so only download in wifi.

And don’t forget about the Launch League programme glossaries in english, isiZulu and isi Xhosa for download. Download them now.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

DAY 1

MODULE 1

Is there a need for my
product or service?

MODULE 2

Who are my customers
and how do I reach
them?

TECH TOOLS

DAY 2

MODULE 3
How do I get my
customers to choose me?

MODULE 4

How do I make money?

MODULE 5
What do I need to run
my business?

TECH TOOLS

MODULE 1

IS THERE A NEED FOR MY
PRODUCT OR SERVICE?

By the end of this module, you’ll be able to describe the problem and
opportunity you have observed and how your product or service would
solve it.

SLIDES
Module 1 slides – ppt.

WORKSHEET 1
Module 1 Problem Statement worksheet – pdf

WORKSHEET 2
Module 1 Solution Statement worksheet – pdf

MEET-UP 1

Market Validation Guide – jpg

MODULE 2

WHO ARE MY CUSTOMERS
AND HOW DO I REACH THEM?

By the end of this module, entrepreneurs should be able to describe who
their ideal customer is and how they might reach them.

SLIDES
Module 2 slides – ppt.

WORKSHEET 1
Module 2 Target Customer worksheet – pdf

WORKSHEET 2
Module 2 Customer Pathways worksheet – pdf

MEET-UP 2
Your Target Customer Guide – jpg

MODULE 3

HOW DO I GET MY
CUSTOMERS TO CHOOSE ME?

By the end of this module, entrepreneurs should be able to describe who
or what their main competition is and why customers would choose their
product or service over solutions from competitors.

SLIDES
Module 3 slides – ppt.

WORKSHEET 1
Module 3 Star Quality worksheet – pdf

WORKSHEET 2
Module 3 Competitor Analysis worksheet – pdf

MEET-UP 3
Your Competition guide – jpg

MODULE 4

HOW DO I MAKE MONEY?

By the end of this module, entrepreneurs should understand how
to manage costs in their business and how they might make a profit.

SLIDES
Module 4 slides – ppt.

WORKSHEET 1
Module 4 Business Model & Income worksheet – pdf

WORKSHEET 2
Module 4 Costs worksheet – pdf

MEET-UP 4
Your Costs and Income Guide – jpg

MODULE 5

WHAT DO I NEED TO
RUN MY BUSINESS?

By the end of this module, entrepreneurs should be able to list various
types of resources that are available to them to grow their business, including
their own entrepreneurial mindset.

SLIDES
Module 5 slides – ppt.

WORKSHEET 1
Module 5 Resources & Tools worksheet – pdf

WORKSHEET 2
Module 5 Characteristics worksheet – pdf

MEET-UP 5
Your Resources Meet-up Guide – jpg

TECH TOOLS

The Launch League aims to introduce entrepreneurs to some simple free
tech tools they can use to run their business.

TECH TOOLS 1
Slides – ppt.

TECH TOOLS 2
Slides – ppt.

LAUNCH LEAGUE PROGRAMME GLOSSARY

 

We’ve identified all the key terms from the programme and definitions/ descriptions of these terms in English, Xhosa and Zulu for you to share with your entrepreneurs.

Download the Launch League Glossary in English – pdf

Download the Launch League Glossary isiZulu – pdf

Download the Launch League Glossary isiXhosa – pdf

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