It has been a week since I posted which is lazy of me as it has been a really busy week in which I learnt a lot of new things.

For three days lst week I attended a corporate dragons' den in which three teams had to develop new business propositions and present them to a venture board on the last day.

Mine was a team that worked well together and through long, hard days developed an idea which was good enough to get some seed funding – we can take the idea to the next stage, which in our case is a period of testing out some of the assumptions that underpin the proposition.

This is what I learned:

And once you get the money – and our case we are in alarge corporate – work out how to manage the project.  Expertise across the business is a huge challenge – how do you bring people together who are already busy and who may work in a different country with big time differences.