During Lockdown our AYCH groups still met up via Google hangouts. The first couple weeks were challenging, we didn’t have the equipment we needed and we all had to adjust to the virtual meetings. Luckily we had Rich, who not only supported us with our projects, but was always there to talk to through the difficulties of lockdown.

As a group we slowly adapted and began working on our individual projects again. During our weekly meetings we would talk about our projects and any progress or difficulties we had. Everyone in our group has a diverse range of knowledge and skills, so despite our projects being quite different we always try and help one another out where we can.

Over the past couple weeks we have begun having business talks presented by Carlos Rodriguez. Carlos has been teaching us about different aspects of business, he shows examples from popular businesses, such as Apple, Oreo and Google and explains what marketing methods they used to become the recognisable and trusted brands they are today. Carlos’ talks have been helping us to think deeper about our projects and how as groups and individuals we plan to move through the next couple months of incubation.