About CO.STARTERS the Company:

CO.STARTERS equips local leaders, problem solvers, and unconventional starters with the best tools and resources needed to accelerate culture and empower communities. They help communities build vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems in three ways. First, they connect community leaders with one another to collaboratively solve problems and identify solutions, thus exponentially increasing their effectiveness. Second, they connect communities with proven models and tools. By partnering with the most innovative leaders in the nation, CO.STARTERS curates the best tools for startup communities and connects leaders to them to better serve the specific needs of their communities. Third, they develop their own programs and tools to address gaps in entrepreneurial ecosystems and help communities better support their entrepreneurs. CO.STARTERS’ foundational offering is a cohort-based program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action.

Who’s it for? 

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, or a seasoned entrepreneur looking to launch a new product or service, CO.STARTERS is for you. The only real prerequisites are (1) having an idea you’re ready, willing, and excited to share and pursue and (2) a willingness to study, shape and fine-tune that idea in a supportive, collaborative, and welcoming environment. If you’re creative and community-minded, and you’re serious about turning your passion into a sustainable business, we want you.

What to expect?

CO.STARTERS is an action-driven, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of like-minded people. Led by a facilitator , you’ll identify your assumptions about why and how your businesses will work and then talk to customers in order to validate your ideas. This approach enables you to rapidly uncover flaws in your concept and find viable models more quickly. You’ll leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable business, articulate your model, and repeat the process with your next great idea.

How does the program work?

CO.STARTERS Core is led by facilitators, who will introduce you to action-driven concepts that you will be able to apply to your business or project.  This isn’t a lecture, but instead a creative and interactive program that will help you fine-tune your business. CO.STARTERS is based around the Canvas below that is a visual map to help guide your ideas.

Program Overview

The CURRENT CO.STARTERS Cohort is full. 

However, we are accepting applications for the next cohort.

Start date is TBD. 

CO.STARTERS  Core Cohort

Session 1:  Knowing Yourself
Session 2:  Knowing Your Customer
Session 3:  Finding the Right Solution
Session 4:  Getting The Relationship Right
Session 5:  Building Blocks
Session 6:  Structures & Systems
Session 7:  Discovering the Bottom Line
Session 8:  Financial Modeling
Session 9:  Planning for Growth
Session 10:  Celebration





To apply, click the APPLY NOW button below. You will be directed to an application form. After submitting your application, a staff member will contact you to schedule a short interview to answer your questions and make sure the CO.STARTERS Cohort program is right for you.