A Pivot in CO.STARTERS

Yesterday, at our CO.STARTERS information Session, we officially announced the CO.STARTERS Get Started Workshop. This new program makes CO.STARTERS even more accessible and adaptable. This is the result of a series of local discussions within the CO.STARTERS communities across the US that culminated in the decision to start a pilot program on a few select communities by the CO.STARTERS leadership. We could not be happier to have been selected to pilot this new program in the Huntsville Metro! This is an exciting opportunity to PIVOT, and who would we be if we did not pivot as our entrepreneurs do?

Program Overview

The Get Started Workshop focuses on 2 main areas: 

  • Self Discovery (is entrepreneurship the right thing for me at this point in my life?) and 
  • Business Model Validation (customer development and assumption validation using the CO.STARTERS Canvas).  

Schedule

There will be two sessions (Lunch included):

  • Saturday Oct 22, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm

  • Saturday Nov 5, 2016 10:00am - noon

During the first session we will cover the program content and during the second session we will review the findings of each entrepreneur and help refine their 30/60/90 plans.

All participants are expected to participate in the upcoming Brain Trust general meetings in November, January, and February in order to share progress and provide peer accountability to their cohorts.

I am very encouraged by the positive reception this new format garnered at the launch and we are looking for a few more participants to join. We have a great cohort in the making and would like to add to it with additional entrepreneurs that would bring diversity and interest.

Investment

For this pilot we have set the price to be $100 and we are offering an early bird special price of only $50 to any entrepreneur referred by a CO.STATERS alumni, but they have to register and complete payment by this Friday October 14.  This price is subject to change after the pilot so this is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs that have been on the fence because of financial constraints.

Registration

Registration is closed for the inaugural workshop. If you want to get on the waiting list send an email to costarters@rockethatch.org 

Feel free to contact Karen or Antonio if you have any questions.

LOCATION SPONSOR

CO.STARTERS is possible thanks to the generosity of the Huntsville West Coworking Space that allows us to host the program in their facilities.