UIC | CO.STARTERS

UIC | CO.STARTERS

CO.STARTERS Core provides an action-driven, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of like-minded people. Over ten sessions, you’ll identify your assumptions about why and how your businesses will work. This approach enables you to rapidly uncover flaws in your concept and find viable models more quickly. You’ll leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable business, articulate your model, and repeat the process with your next great idea.

This cohort will consist of 10-12 participants that have committed to participate in the full 10 week program. In addition to being a facilitator-led program, participants are required to engage in program activities inside and outside of group meetings. To clarify, there may obligations outside of the classroom that require the participant to work individually and come with prepared materials for the next meeting. It is strongly recommended that registrants  attend the “Get Started Workshop” to get an idea of how the program will be run and discuss participant expectations.

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The first session will run in the fall of 2021 on the following Thursday's from 4-7 pm CST.

 

Schedule:

Sept 23 Week 1:  Introduction, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles

Sept 30 Week 2:  Customer Identification, Identifying Problem, Alternatives, Idea Testing

Oct 7 Week 3:  Solution, Benefit, Advantage, Starting Small, Brand Identity

Oct 14 Week 4:  Marketing & Message, Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers

Oct 21 Week 5:  Distribution, Revenue, Offering, Price

Oct 28 Week 6:  Legal and Accounting Considerations

Nov 4  Week 7:  Startup & ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Break-Even Point

Nov 11 Week 8:  Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Raising Capital

Nov 18  Week 9:  Growth Plans, Goal Setting

Dec 2  Week 10: Final Pitch to VC

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