CO.STARTERS: CORE Business Development Program – Accepting Registrations

Thinking of Starting a Company? Is CO-STARTERS right for you?

CO.STARTERS Core is a three-month, cohort-based program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Participants enter into a facilitator-led, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of 10-15 like-minded peers. Over ten sessions, they develop and fine-tune their ideas using the CO.STARTERS Canvas, critically examining every part and determining next steps through real-time feedback from people in the community. Participants leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable venture, articulate their models, and repeat the process with the next great idea.

The sessions will take place virtually on Tuesdays, beginning May 17 from 2-5pm. Below is the schedule for the 2022 Summer Cohort:

  • May 17 Week 1:  Introduction, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles
  • May 24  Week 2:  Customer Identification, Identifying Problem, Alternatives, Idea Testing
  • May 31 Week 3:  Solution, Benefit, Advantage, Starting Small, Brand Identity
  • June 7Week 4:  Marketing & Message, Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers
  • June 21 Week 5:  Distribution, Revenue, Offering, Price
  • June 28 Week 6:  Legal and Accounting Considerations
  • July 12 Week 7:  Startup & ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Break-Even Point
  • July 19 Week 8:  Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Raising Capital
  • July26 Week 9:  Growth Plans, Goal Setting
  • August 2 Week 10  – Final Pitch

Please submit your application here.