Prevent Money Mistakes That Could Sink You or Your Startup
Featured presenter Peter Dunn
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Additional Information on the Boot Camp Series:
Six startup boot camps emerging entrepreneurs should attend
These special boot camps offer mentorship and education that can help you get your startup off the ground, give you expert insights into some of the trickier aspects of entrepreneurship, and connect you to valuable resources to help you reach your growth goals and objectives. Don't worry, most of these boot camps won't keep you away from your startup all day -- all but one are two hour or half-day sessions jam-packed with information from well-known, successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.
The Indiana Entrepreneurship Boot Camp series is a joint effort by Launch Indiana SBDC -- which includes Launch Fishers, the Indiana Small Business Development Center and the Office of Small Business & Entrepreneurship -- as well as support from TechPoint. You can sample previous boot camps by visiting Launch Indiana SBDC and checking out thevideo resources.
TechPoint's traditional full-day entrepreneur boot camp will be held at Launch Fishers on October 10.
Several of the partners shared their thoughts on the importance of boot camps like these and the role mentorship has in building the next generation of entrepreneurs in Indiana:
“We are excited to use Launch Indiana as a way to connect startups with entrepreneurs who have raised angel and venture capital funds, scaled companies to international audiences and gone through exit events of all types,” said Jacob Schpok, State Director of the ISBDC. “Through decades of experience, Mr. Wechsler understands what high-growth startups need. With his track record of mentoring entrepreneurs and supporting the Indiana startup scene, we are thrilled to have him running this program.”
On the importance of mentorship, Wechsler commented, “in my career as an entrepreneur, I have experienced first-hand the value of mentorship and guidance from those who have been through the journey.” Wechsler continued, “The mission of Launch Indiana is to increase the number of successful Indiana-based innovation-driven enterprises.”
“Launch Indiana is the natural next step in the continued investment in entrepreneurship,” said Fishers Town Council President John Weingardt. “We are looking forward to building on the success of Launch Fishers and having the next chapter begin here in Fishers.”
Remaining Boot Camps - Register today!
October 10th — Full Day Entrepreneur Boot Camp
Presented by Ice Miller
This full-day boot camp will cover a variety of essential startup topics geared toward early-stage startups.
Launch Fishers, $35 Early-Bird ($49 after September 10)
November 6 — Deliver Happiness to Your Customers
Special Lunch Event
Presented by Innovation Connector
Featured presenter Janet Chilton
Helping Thinkers Think is Janet Chilton's unique method of helping startups re-conceptualize existing products and services to meet fuzzy goals, changing circumstances and moving targets.
Innovation Connector (Muncie), $10
November 19th — How to Sell Like a Pro
Making that first sale is critical for every startup, but it doesn't end there. Learn about best sales practices and pitfalls to avoid, to keep your growing business growing.
Launch Fishers, $10
December (Date TBD) — Best Practices: How NOT to Screw Up Your Startup
Some of the best lessons come from failure, but you can avoid failing by learning from the mistakes of others and doing things right the first time with your startup.
Launch Fishers, $10
When & Where
The mission of Launch Indiana SBDC is to increase the number of successful Indiana-based innovation-driven enterprises through mentorship and education. Launch Indiana is a joint initiative of the ISBDC and Launch Fishers. More at LaunchIndiana.org.
- Regional, National, Global Focus
- Technology, process or business model provides competitive advantage
- Diverse ownership base; wide array of external capital providers
- Exponential revenue growth
- Not immediately responsive to new capital