The workshop series empowers students through a business planning journey with the help of entrepreneurs & coaches. Each workshop includes a presentation from entrepreneurs sharing their startup stories, followed by hands-on training sessions with a team of volunteer coaches. The goal of the workshops is to help students conceive and refine their idea, and then bring the concept to the public through a series of open-air markets or online marketplaces.
Students brainstorm and refine their ideas to develop a focus for the remainder of the program.
Students develop their ideas with the assistance of a business plan worksheet, answering a series of questions that guide their planning.
Students develop a budget to understand details such as projected revenue, expenses, and pricing.
Students prepare to launch their businesses into the community, while developing their personal story, their pitch, branding, and marketing.
Students explore tools and best practices to manage finances generated from their new businesses.