CO.STARTERS Get Started Workshop
Help aspiring entrepreneurs take the first step.
what is it?
This introductory workshop helps participants explore their ideas and define next steps.
This three-hour workshop makes for a great starting point or recruitment tool for other programs. If you're brand new to building entrepreneurial ecosystems, this is an easy program you can implement quickly to connect entrepreneurs with each other.
built for success
Why it works
Because this workshop represents such a short commitment, it’s a highly versatile tool. Use it for the complete entrepreneurship novice or business owners who are new to the lean startup method.
An easy entry point
Give people an easy front door to starting a business. The Get Started Workshop is three hours of discussion, experimentation, and planning—just enough to offer an exciting taste of the entrepreneurship journey.
Business—the very basics
This workshop covers the very basics—knowing yourself, your customer, and how to start small. We don’t get into the weeds here. It’s just enough to help participants define their next step.
Spark connection in your community
The first step to growing your community is to get entrepreneurs talking to each other. This workshop will introduce creative people to each and give them a launch pad for future collaboration.
The Get Started Workshop is broken down into three sections.
Explore Your Idea
Participants are introduced to the CO.STARTERS Canvas and outline their ideal customer and the problem that customer has.
Refine Your Model
The group covers the concept of customer discovery; participants learn the importance of starting small and brainstorm how they might test their ideas.
Define Next Steps
Each participant leaves with a plan for what they can do in the next hour, day, week, and month to move their venture forward.
What is it?
Our flagship business launching program walks a cohort of entrepreneurs through business fundamentals as they test and refine their business models. The program is designed to be facilitated by a trusted local business leader and delivered in 10 sessions.
Who it's for
CO.STARTERS Get Started Workshop is great for any idea that needs clarity and direction—whether it's an entrepreneur who's early-stage, time-strapped, or just plain stuck.
This workshop will help participants:
Explore and test their idea out to see if they want to pursue it further
Understand the lean startup method and why it's important to start small
Meet other people who have ideas and want to start new things in the community
Get connected with the local entrepreneurial ecosystem
Don't take our word for it.
“This bootcamp was so helpful in breaking down what business even IS, and making steps seem manageable. Everyone was so kind and encouraging and eager to offer ideas and feedback. I'm forever thankful for the confidence I'm walking away with as a new business owner!”
“This was a perfect introduction to starting a business, and also to meet like minded individuals.”