NCRC CDF Summer Launch Academy

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NCRC CDF Summer Launch Academy

Take part in a 9-week business fundamentals course and learn the foundational steps to launching a small business.

By NCRC Community Development Fund

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May 1 · 8am - June 26 · 8am PDT



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About this event

This 9-week program guides pre-revenue and start-up entrepreneurs through the 17 foundational steps of launching a business. In addition to going through the Launch Academy eCourse, the cohort will meet with an instructor via Zoom for two hours of classroom time each week. This time will be used to brainstorm ideas, receive feedback, bring in guest experts, and connect with fellow course participants. The course will conclude with the creation of a one-page business plan and polished elevator pitch to sell your business to anyone. Guest experts will be invited for Q&A sessions throughout the program.

While anyone would benefit from this business fundamentals program, it was designed with small business owners in mind who are early in their entrepreneur journey or are in the start-up phase of business.

The NCRC CDF Summer Launch Academy will take place every Monday between May 1 and June 26, 2023 at 8am PT / 11am ET.


May 1, 2023: Week 1 - Customer discovery / Business model canvas

May 8, 2023: Week 2 - Naming / Licensing & permits

May 15, 2023: Week 3 - Banking / Record keeping / Entity set-up

May 22, 2023: Week 4 - Tax planning / Pricing strategy

May 30, 2023: Week 5 - Branding / Marketing plan / Online presence (Note this class is on Tuesday, May 30 to accommodate for Memorial Day)

June 5, 2023: Week 6 - Contracts / Insurance

June 12, 2023: Week 7 - Team / Systems & Organization

June 19, 2023: Week 8 - Start-up capital and elevator pitch

June 26, 2023: Week 9 - Final Wrap-Up: Business plan and elevator pitch presentations

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