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Purpose University HyperLaunch

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American Underground (@Main)

201 West Main Street

Durham, NC 27701

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Launch your purpose-driven start-up in 24 hours with Dr. Derrick Drakeford and a team of purpose coaches.

Derrick is the CEO of Drakeford, Scott, & Associates, LLC and launched his business 16 years ago in 1-day while on the unemployment line. Bring your smartphone, laptop, or tablet and learn how to launch a purpose-driven start-up 24- hours and do what you were born to do.

This new Mobile App helps people find their purpose in life and launch a business or nonprofit in 24 hours....check out the app by searching @Purpose University" now on (IOS) and (Google Play)

WRAL Article on the Purpose University App:

At this event receive expert one-on-one coaching and leave with your 1) business mission statement, 2) business website, 3) employer identification number, 4) business bank e-commerce system, and 5) lean business model with price points and sales system in place. You also get one-on-one coaching by experts to help you DO your purpose in life.


11:00am Introductions

11:05am- “Finding Your Purpose in 15 Minutes": Derrick Drakeford, Ph.D.

11:35pm- Work Individually (Step 1 Mission and Step 2 Build Website)

12:00pm-Mobile App (Showcase your new website)

12:30pm- Work Individually (Step 3 EIN and Step 4 e-commerce)

12:50pm- (Large group discussion of Step 5) Derrick Drakeford, Ph.D.

1:00pm-homework Finish Strong (Step 5 Lean business model)

Final Message

Networking, Photobombs, Selfies, Final Exam Survey)

Accelerated Course Syllabus

PUR: 502 Business Start-Up and PUR:502 Nonprofit Start-Up

Step 1 Finding Your Purpose

Required Readings: Finding Your Purpose in 15 Minutes, Inclusion the Art of Story-Listening

Learning Objectives:

( ) Develop a Personal Purpose Proposition statement

( ) Develop an entity mission statement

( ) Complete post-course survey (www.learnpurpose.org)

Step 2 Your Vision and Website

Required Readings: Inclusion: the Art of Story-Listening

Learning Objectives

( ) Create a new or existing Gmail account for your new entity

( ) Build your free website using a template and add your mission statement

( ) Add your backstory and self-narrative that will connect to readers

( ) Publish your 1-page website and do a little happy dance!

Step 3: Get Legal

Required Readings: Starting Your Business From the Unemployment Line, Fundraising for Nonprofits: What the Bible Says

Learning Objectives

( ) Complete sf4 form online to obtain Employer Identification Number (EIN) at IRS.gov (sole proprietor or new nonprofit organization). IRS 1 800-829-4933

Step 4: Banking

Coaching (0-15 Minutes)

Learning objectives

  1. ( ) Open a business bank account

  2. ( ) Connect new bank account to e-commerce (i.e. square, stripe, PayPal, Eventbrite, youcanbook.me, CreateSpace, Lulu, etc.)

  3. ( ) Connect e-commerce weblink or embedded code to the new website as a service offering or product

Step 5: Business Model

Learning Objectives

( ) Complete 1-page business model

( ) Update price points, products, and services to website

( ) Create an accountability calendar to plan and track consistent work hours

( ) Complete Purpose University Final Participation Certificate Exam Survey (www.learnpurpose.org)

( ) To sign-up for the Purpose University Graduates private networking group email: admissions@learnpurpose.org

Ongoing Learning Objectives

( ) Book a Purpose University online-coaching consultation at least once per month to serve as an accountability partner to provide great advice, networks, and follow-up homework

*Nonprofit Hyperlaunch Students will also receive:

a) Board of Directors Recruitment Letter, and b). State Articles of Incorporation Application Assistance (course does not include filing fees)

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American Underground (@Main)

201 West Main Street

Durham, NC 27701

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