CO.STARTERS is a program designed to provide entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn your idea into action and your passion into a sustainable and thriving business.
Thanks to a generous contribution from Amplify Louisville and Citation Labs, we are able to offer 10 full scholarships* to the Fall 2020 Cohort.
This is an amazing opportunity for Louisville entrepreneurs looking to launch a business in the near future but also for current business owners seeking fresh perspective or re-evaluating their business model.
Villepreneurs is proud to be part of the CO.STARTERS® network. Learn more at costarters.co.
During the CO.STARTERS Core program, participants develop and fine-tune their ideas, critically examining every part and determining next steps through real-time feedback from people in the community. Over a series of sessions, we’ll cover the following topics.
Knowing Your Customer
Getting the Relationship Right
Building the Model to Scale
Strengthening Your Structure
Discovering Your Bottom Line
Accounting for Growth
Planning for the Future
Groups of 10–16 entrepreneurs meet together for nine weeks, meeting virtually via Zoom one evening a week for 2.5 hours, led by a CO.STARTERS-trained facilitator.
In addition to exploring different topics each session, guest speakers are also brought in weekly to enrich the conversation and help participants learn from the experience of others in the community.
said CO.STARTERS helped them decide what to do next with their venture
would recommend CO.STARTERS to someone looking to start or grow a venture
said they feel connected & supported by their local community in launching a venture
If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, or a seasoned entrepreneur looking to launch a new product or service, CO.STARTERS is for you. The only real prerequisites are (1) having an idea you’re ready, willing, and excited to share and pursue and (2) a willingness to study, shape and fine-tune that idea in a supportive, collaborative, and welcoming environment. If you’re creative and community-minded, and you’re serious about turning your passion into a sustainable business, we want you to participate.
Each session meets once a week for 2.5 hours. Each participant will be challenged to talk to customers—or potential customers—each week, as it is a critical element of building a business.
We understand that life happens and things can come up over the course of the program. If you miss a session, you can schedule a time to make it up at a later date.
The Fall 2020 CO.STARTERS Cohort is only $25 per participant thanks to a generous sponsorship by Amplify Louisville and Citation Labs. Typically, the program currently costs a flat fee of $550 for each participant representing a business. The cost for a business partner to join the initial participant is $150. Fees for the program go towards paying the facilitator, class materials, and a copy of the CO.STARTERS binder that will be yours to keep.
Wednesdays 6 – 9 PM
10 full scholarships available*
Applications close December 31, 2020
* Recipients of scholarship must pay $25 program fee.