Frequently Asked Questions.

PROGRAMME FIT

Is ASPIRE right for me?

You are perfect for the programme if…

  • You’re ready to do something new, start your own business, become your own boss
  • You want to learn a new set of skills that will help you work in the startup environment
  • You have an idea that you want to get off the ground
  • You have never done anything like this before, and don’t know where to start
  • You’re right at the beginning of your startup
  • You’re so excited about your idea you can’t wait to get started
  • You don’t have an idea but just know you want to create something
  • Want guidance on how to avoid the pitfalls!
  • Want to avoid overspending too early on your business 
  • Want to be part a vibrant community of other people going through the same thing
  • Want to be kept accountable so you make progress!
  • Want to learn from those who have been there and done it before

Is ASPIRE right for my business idea?

Yes. What has always separated ASPIRE from other programmes is that we work across sectors, all over the world and help people with all sorts of ambitions.  From starting a freelancing business to the latest FinTech startup. We believe this mix is critical in making any startup more successful.

TECHNICAL QUESTIONS

How do I reach someone if I have a technical question?

Please email us at help@aspirefuture.com and the team will respond to your technical queries. If you need help for your idea or as part of the business building process please reach out to your community manager on your community channel first of all and they can point you in the right direction 

How do I reset my password?

  1. Press on the Reset password link on the sign-in screen
  2. Enter the email address of the account
  3. Check your inbox for a password reset email
  4. Click on the link and follow the instructions
  5. Enter a new password
  6. Sign in as usual with the new password

Is my intellectual property safe?

Yes. We ask everyone who joins the programme to agree on the terms and conditions which are there to protect you and us. 

How long do I have access to the programme?

You will have access to the programme material for 6 months from the first day you login. Once you have access to it you will be able to continue to review the content throughout the programme. We know that as you will go on your journey you will want to revisit elements of the learning when different things spark for you.

How do I download my programme content?

The programme will be available online for you to access at any time, and you will be able to download the resources such as templates, reading materials but you will  not be able to download the videos. These are accessed through the learning platform. All resources are the intellectual property of Rainmaking Innovation Ltd trading as ASPIRE.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

What happens during a programme?

We focus on helping you build and accelerate each part of your business over an intense timeframe. You will gain an immense amount of condensed experience through our online digital learning tools and support from a fantastic community.
Each week you will receive emails from the team to make sure you are on track. This is the perfect opportunity for you to apply learning to a real business idea, it isn’t a theoretical programme, rather there are lots of practical elements. 

Do you know how to find ?

Probably yes.  Someone in the community will most likely have the right answer for you.  Head over to your community and ask the question! Your community manager is also here to support you. 

What can you guarantee I will receive from the programme?

You will receive access to world class learning resources – including video content, reading materials, templates and case studies. Plus a community of other people going through the same experience as you to learn and share from. You will also receive access to our Community Managers who are all experienced in helping you to grow your idea. These skills can be applied to your own new company, within your business or set you up to join another startup business or allow you to have a new way of thinking and approaching tasks should you decide starting a company isn’t for you and you’d like to go back to a larger organisation – so regardless of where you want to take your future, this programme will equip you with valuable skills. 

How do I know you know what you’re talking about?

Our team have been heavily involved in supporting people launch new businesses for more than 100 years collectively! Our statistics really speak for themselves. We make sure that we bring people together who have been exactly where you are – starting out. We’ve done it, we know how tough it is and we also know how to drive success. 

What happens if I can’t attend the scheduled workshop?

We hold you accountable for working the programme.  Each week by email you’ll be given some insight as to how best approach that week’s activities. But we can only guide you, you ultimately have to do the work. If you miss a session, then let your community manager know and they will share how best you can catch it up.

We understand that sometimes life gets in the way, and the programme is designed to give you as much flexibility to work it as your main day activity or even in the evenings if you are still working.  But we can’t stop or pause the programme, so you’ll have to double up and catch up.

POST PROGRAMME

What happens after the programme?

Upon your completion of the programme, we will add you to our global Alumni Network, we have a community channel to connect our alumni globally, we encourage them to exchange best practices, work together and have peer support. We also continue to support our alumni through the years, offering access to exclusive events, and deals to help your business grow.

Do I get a certificate after I complete the programme? Is the programme accredited?

Yes, provided you meet the criteria of completion, we will provide you with a certificate  upon finishing the programme. Our programmes are CPD accredited and have digital badges available.

How do I give feedback about the programme?

We love to receive feedback as it allows us to continually innovate too! At numerous points in the programme we will ask for your feedback regarding the programme and your experience. You don’t have to wait until we ask you though, and you’re welcome to send feedback at any point to us by emailing help@aspirefuture.com

What Policies do you have in place?

Please visit “Our Work Ethics” page under “About Us” to see our Policies and how everyone at ASPIRE is working to support you in the best way we can. Here you will find our Communicating with our Community, Health & Safety, Discrimination & Inclusion Policies and our Complaints Procedure (which we hope you’ll not need!) 

POST programme