Johnson City Development Authority Offers CO.STARTERS – Beginning June 3 (9 Consecutive Mondays)
The Johnson City Development Authority is partnering with AccelNow, to offer CO.STARTERS, a nine-week cohort based program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action, and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavor. The program is for aspiring entrepreneurs or seasoned entrepreneurs looking to launch a new product or service. The only prerequisites are:
- having an idea you’re ready, willing, and excited to share and pursue and
- a willingness to study, shape and fine-tune that idea in a supportive, collaborative, and welcoming environment.
Participants of the CO.STARTERS program work with a small and supportive group of like-minded people who are all trying to start their own businesses. Working together, participants identify their assumptions about why and how their respective businesses will succeed, and talk with customers to validate their ideas. The process enables the entrepreneurs to rapidly uncover issues in their proposed businesses, find practical solutions quickly, and leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to launch a successful business.
The next session begins June 3.
Dates: June 3 – July 29 (9 consecutive Mondays)
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: NETREP office in downtown Johnson City – at 300 E. Main Street, 4th floor
Cost: Registration is $125/person and includes a CO.STARTERS workbook.
Registration Deadline: May 30
Following the class, participants can compete in a pitch night, to share what they have learned about themselves and their business with friends and family. They will be prepared to participate in Pitches and Pints, a regional pitch contest for entrepreneurs.
For more information, email Cantler@NortheastTN.com
Space is limited. To register, fill out this form: http://downtownjc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CO.STARTERS-REGISTRATION-2019.pdf
CO.STARTERS came out of The Company Lab, a Chattanooga, Tennessee organization that offers programs and events to support local startups and innovators in Chattanooga and the surrounding region. The program takes the lessons learned from working with thousands of local, creative entrepreneurs and combines that knowledge with the lean business modeling methods used by high-growth startups. The CO.STARTERS model has been tested for years in Chattanooga, Cincinnati, and Detroit. www.costarters.co