WORKSHOP 1 - 10.45 to 11.25


How can you make your business model work a bit harder and deliver more value from your existing resources, activities, customers and partners? ‘Innovation’ isn’t reserved for Silicon Valley start-ups, it’s for all of us! Dave will explain how every and any part of your existing business can be harnessed to develop the next, more innovative, more effective, version of your business. Dave will use insights based on the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Design Canvas to provide delegates with some serious food for thought and some practical tools to take away.

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Dave Jarman is a self-employed Innovation Consultant and Entrepreneurial Educator ( Alongside this consultancy he is also a Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the University of Bristol Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Dave is a former Head of Enterprise & Employability at Bath Spa University and former Head of Enterprise Education at the University of Bristol. He is also a Town Councillor for Corsham in Wiltshire, a Trustee of Student Hubs the student-led social innovation charity, an expert adviser to the National Union of Students on enterprise and employability, and the former Chairman and Director of Enterprise Educators UK, of whom he is still an honorary fellow. Dave is also a fellow of the International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme, and a fellow of the RSA.

Dave has won several awards for designing and delivering leadership and start-up boot-camps. Dave recently gave an acclaimed TED talk as part of TEDxCorsham in January 2018 on the value of side-projects as a means of starting-up an entrepreneurial venture.

Dave’s particular expertise lies in early-stage venture creation; from developing creative confidence, building creative habits, through to testing and validating potential start-up ideas. The application of this knowledge is useful to both emerging start-up entrepreneurs and larger organisations seeking ways to innovate and bring forward new ideas in an ‘intrapreneurial setting’.