Following an 3 month technology evaluation crossing Australia, Spain, Mexico and the United States, Business Planning HQ has signed an agreement with Telefonica to deliver its unique Business Plan in 1 day event in Mexico City on September 27th.  This will be delivered on-site at “The Wayra Space”, in Mexico City by Business Planning HQ’s San Francisco based representative, David Brown.  Document process and servers for the event will be provided from Business Planning HQ’s headquarters in Richmond, Melbourne.


Marcus Tarrant, Managing Director of Business Planning HQ says, “We are very pleased to be able to work with an organisation of the profile of Telefonica, and are pleased to be able to supports its mission to accelerate the development of Ideas into growth enterprises.  We have proven the effectiveness of our technology in delivering group based business planning outcomes, even where English is a second language.”


Business Planning HQ’s ability to deliver for Telefonica in Mexico is the result of 2 years continued development and refinement of the Business Planning HQ Toolkit.  The Toolkit enables one facilitator to consult to up-to 50 companies at once with every company receiving a completed business plan, pitch pack and investor overview by the end of the 1 day program.   The unique Business Planning HQ technology and event format was pioneered in Australia, before being taken to Silicon Valley.  “Following a trial at the Plug and Play Incubator in Silicon Valley earlier this year, there has been significant interesting from across the world in running these events”, says Marcus Tarrant, Managing Director, Business Planning HQ.


A similar event was recently held for the ANZ Innovyz Start program in Adelaide.  Brett Burford, CEO of Credit Key, who was one of the 10 participating Innovyz Start companies in the says, I found the Business Planning HQ approach motivating, yet challenging. It certainly pushed me to consider aspects of my company that I had previously not done.  I have not come across a more productive way to get a business plan done.”


In addition to the traditional challenges associated with group based business planning, for Telefonica we have the additional challenge of language.  The attendees at the Mexico City event are all Spanish native speakers, with English as a second language.  The nature of the Business Planning HQ technology enables many of the language barriers to be overcome, even within a compressed timeframe.


Business Planning HQ is working with a number of other global Accelerators, Incubators and Training programs to enable truly global delivery.



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About Business Planning HQ

Business Planning HQ is a Melbourne Based company specialising in the rapid delivery of investor quality business planning documents. We have developed a unique approach to business planning that uses a combination of process an questions (known as HyperQuestions) to reduce the time taken to produce investor quality documentation from weeks or months to just on day.

Marcus Tarrant, founder of Business Planning HQ has over 20 years of experience in business planning. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Monash Univ. Melb, Aust) and a Masters In Entrepreneurship (Swinburne Univ. Melb. Aust.)

Over the past 20 years he has worked for some of the worlds largest consulting firms including Deloitte Consulting and Lloyd Morgan Consulting.
He has assisted some of the world's leading venture capital firms in assessing and structuring deals include 3i Plc, Innovation Capital, UniSeed, Melbourne Ventures, Stoneridge Ventures and Offspring Ventures.


About Wayra

Wayra is the startup accelerator arm of Telefonica, South America’s leading telecommunications company.  Wayra has 12 academies across South America and Europe and have accelerated 172 digital and mobile technologies.

Wayra Mexico is responsible for the acceleration of 10 high profile start-ups each year.