We take entrepreneurs through an intensive program that provides them with hands on education, mentorship, networking and scholarship opportunities. It is designed to help entrepreneurs through struggles that arise in the first years of business ownership, ensuring longevity and success. This program also exists to strengthen the current entrepreneurial culture of the southeast community through direct revenue growth and capacity building.
THRIVE enrolls those who want an opportunity to start or build a business in the southeast side of Colorado Springs. The program is free to the participants!
LAYING THE FOUNDATION - 4 WEEKS
This is a four-week program which includes two bootcamp sessions and individual mentorship meetings to help release the potential of the entrepreneur and develop their business mindset. They will also attend the Pitch Night of the class completing the program before them. Entrepreneurs can expect to receive mentorship, coaching, and assignments to encourage personal development and boost confidence to start a business. They will also develop connections with peers, instructors, and partner organizations for increased support.
BUILD PHASE - 12 WEEKS
The core curriculum is a twelve-week segment where classes are held twice a week in the evenings. These classes are two and a half hours per class with approximately three hours’ worth of assignments to be completed outside of class each week. This phase will start by validating your business idea and creating an MVP to start and test the market. Then, we will teach you the fundamentals of building your business, MEAT AND POTATOES!!!! Hard working entrepreneurs can expect to leave this phase of the program with actionable plan and projected financials to get their businesses up and running.
LAUNCH PHASE - ONGOING
Participants will spend a weekend practicing speaking skills and creating a pitch deck outlining the important components of their business. Pitch Night expectations and preparations will also be covered during this time. The launch phase is then celebrated by the Thrive Pitch Night where entrepreneurs will have a chance to introduce their businesses to the community. Then ongoing support will be provided including consultation as needed as well as access to alumni resources for upcoming volunteer events and networking opportunities. Entrepreneurs will also be welcome to have a table at all pitch night's moving forward.
Inquire now to become a part of the next group of active, brilliant, determined Entrepreneurs. Come ready to innovate, start something, and expand your horizons.