The SPARK Launch Program will help you develop your ideas into a business model. Using curriculum from Co-starters, this nine-week business development course will allow you to define your business and get it up and running. Meet and work with other aspiring entrepreneurs who are facing similar challenges with their start-ups; develop relationships with mentors who have already experienced the pains of starting a business; and walk away with a new perspective on how to launch your business idea into a reality.
What are the requirements for this class?
Participants must have an idea for a business they want to start.
Must commit to Tuesdays from 6-9PM & attend all of the classes.
What are the next steps, how do I apply?
Fill out the application, or come by the office and we can help you fill it out.
Have a quick meeting or phone call to discuss your idea.
We will let you know if you have been accepted, if not we will either defer you to a later class or help you apply again.
SPARK Launch is for everyone. We welcome ideas big and small.
About the program
SPARK:Launch is 10-week program that helps aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs examine assumptions and turn business ideas into action.
Easy Business Modeling
Inspired by The Business Model Canvas, the CO.STARTERS Canvas provides an intuitive visual map to help participants understand, organize and test their business ideas. Watch the video below to learn more.
Drawing from the experience of entrepreneurs and startup thought-leaders around the globe, CO.STARTERS walks small-business owners through the lean business modeling methods used by high-growth startups, in a simple and intuitive way.
Rather than treating a startup like a large corporation and writing a detailed business plan, CO.STARTERS participants are encouraged to build and test small models first. In the process, they receive real-time customer feedback, update their models to meet customer needs and avoid creating businesses based on incorrect assumptions.
Meet the Entrepreneurs
Meet Alexis Willis
Meet Paul Castronova
How much does it cost?
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Co.Starters By The Numbers
Over a thousand businesses have found the Co.starters curriculum valuable. Now we are bringing this time-tested course to Holyoke.
Are you ready to add your business idea to the list of successes?