Co.Starters courses coming soon!
Co.Starters is 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 business.
Groups of 10-16 entrepreneurs meet together for nine weeks, meeting one evening a week for three hours, led by a facilitator.
CO.STARTERS facilitators are experienced business owners from the community who guide participants through the program by asking the right questions, drawing on the knowledge in the room, and using available resources and connections in the community to point participants in the right direction.
In addition to exploring different topics each week, guest speakers are also brought in weekly to enrich the conversation and help participants learn from the experience of others in the community.
What participants get out of the programme
Create a Sustainable Business
Gain a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable business, i.e. a process for figuring out whether or not an idea is good and how to change it to make it work.
Know Your Business and How to Grow
Learn how to articulate how your businesses work and how to make the next steps needed to launch and grow.
Get support from a community of peers, mentors, business services, and a international network of support.
Co.Starters uses a version of the “Business Model Canvas” developed by Alexander Osterwalder to help participants develop workable business models, providing an intuitive visual map to help participants understand, organize and test their ideas. Download printable pdf here.