It’s back! September marks the take-off of LAUNCH (formerly Startup101), a free course powered by NORCAT Innovation that provides practical, relevant and hands-on knowledge to aspiring entrepreneurs and the startup-curious looking for the tools to get started!
Each session will include a short information session on a particular topic in the start-up journey and will feature a Q&A from a tried-and-true entrepreneur and local business expert. Designed to cut through the noise, this program will take participants through the ideation and discovery stages of the startup journey to help your business achieve lift-off.
The program will consist of 10 sessions, beginning September 19th, and will run every third week until April.
Thursday, September 19th : Value Proposition featuring Serial Entrepreneur Kelsey Cutinello
Thursday, October 17th: Business Model and Milestones featuring Sheri Tomchick, Founder and President of Plan A Long Term Care Staffing and Recruitment
Wednesday, October 30th : Market Research and Idea Validation featuring Shane Prodan, CrossCut Distillery
Thursday, November 21st : Product Development featuring Andrew and Joe Eibl, FloSonics Medical
Thursday, December 12th : Online Presence featuring She & Her founders Hailey Short, Samantha Davidson and Kate Lafantaisie
Thursday, January 9th : Sales featuring Brian Vendramin
Thursday, January 30th: Marketing and Branding
Thursday, February 27th : Financials
Thursday, March 26th : Intellectual Property
Thursday, April 16th : Pitching