Select Page

Calling All Creators, Makers & Small Business Owners

Build, test, & transform your idea into a profitable business. 

This nationally recognized 9-week program gives you the tools to turn your idea a sustainable venture and repeat the process with the next great idea! 

 

Program in associations with:

Partner Maker Spaces:

Apply for our fall 2019 cohort now!

Who is CoStarters for:

The program is designed for any aspiring entrepreneur or small business owner. Our only requirements are:

  • You have an idea you’re ready, willing, and excited to pursue
  • You are willing to study and refine that idea

What to Expect:

Program runs fromStarting the week of September 5 through October 31, we will meet 1 evening a week for 3 hours and here is what we’ll cover:

  • Week 1: Knowing Yourself (Assumptions, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles)
  • Week 2: Knowing Your Customer (Problem, Solution, Benefit, Competition, Advantage, Customer)
  • Week 3: Getting the Relationship Right (Marketing & Message; Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers)
  • Week 4: Building the Model to Scale (Starting Small, Distribution, Revenue, Typical Sale, Price)
  • Week 5: Strengthening Your Structure (Business Structures, Licenses, IP, Hiring)
  • Week 6: Discovering the Bottom Line (Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Break-Even Point)
  • Week 7: Accounting for Growth (Break-Even Point, Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Accounting)
  • Week 8: Planning for the Future (Raising Capital, Growth Plans, Goal Setting, Pitch Prep)
  • Week 9: Pitch Night/Sharing Your Story

Ready to build your business? Apply now.

All-In Entrepreneur Fee - $250

Fee covers, program cost, CoStaters binder, all activity supplies, access to network of mentor and investors. Plus a one-month Air Desk membership at Do North Coworking where you can access high speed internet and other business resources.

Maker Program Fee - $350

Fee covers, program cost, CoStaters binder, all supplies and a membership at Do North Coworking. Plus a three-month membership to both Foundry and Spark Maker Spaces where you can access a 3D printers, CNC machines and other tools to prototype your product.