Brescia University, the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and the Kentucky Innovation Network are excited to announce that CO.STARTERS, a nationally renowned business development program, will soon be coming to Greater Owensboro.
What is CO.STARTERS?
CO.STARTERS is a platform to help communities grow local business. This nine-week program equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action. Unlike traditional platforms, CO.STARTERS applies the lean business modeling methods popular among high-growth startups to small businesses of all kinds.
How does it work?
Participants enter into a facilitator-led, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of like-minded peers. Working together, participants identify their assumptions about why and how their businesses will work, and then talk to customers in order to validate their ideas. This approach enables entrepreneurs to rapidly uncover flaws in their concepts and find viable models more quickly. Participants leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable business, articulate their models, and repeat the process with the next great idea.
Who do we need?
We need to identify business leaders in our community to fill three roles:
How you can help
Brescia will be holding a community training on the CO.STARTERS program this Summer and would love for business leaders to participate. The goal of the training is for everyone to come together as community leaders to learn more about the program and figure out the best way for people to plug in moving forward.
You can learn more about the CO.STARTERS program by contacting Brescia University Director of Career Services and Program Administrator, Helen Bennett, at [email protected] or 270-315-4331.