Startup Basics Program

Startup Basics Program

Startup Basics offers targeted skills coaching and individualized action plans developed by experienced Executives-in-Residence and supported by industry experts.

If you are a budding entrepreneur and need to learn more about business and startup fundamentals you may be a great fit for the Startup Basics Program!


We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or intimidating to those first starting out. The Startup Basics Program helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to get started, get validated, and get to market.

Startup Basics fills a gap in the entrepreneurial ecosystem bringing skill progression and light-touch mentorship to help early-stage entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas.

This stage of entrepreneur eventually start companies and create significant community and economic benefit.  All startups and growth stage companies start at the idea stage; nurturing at this stage is an essential service in a productive ecosystem.

You will get the most out of the program if your business is in the early stages, already armed with an idea or are seriously considering how you’re going to build your company.


1. Startup Fundamentals

2. Positioning Statement & Minimal Viable Product

3. Legal & Accounting Basics

4. Business Model Canvas

5. Customer Discovery & Validation

6. Budget Basics & Protecting Your Idea

7. Pitching

8. Lived It & Learned it — advice from experienced entrepreneurs




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