Your big idea is ready to be put into action. But, how to you get to the next step?

Venture Jumpstart is a self-paced, modified accelerator where entrepreneurs learn about – and take – the concrete steps needed to begin their business operations.

A Venture Jump Start session
Jumpstart students take part in a session in the College of Business Venture Lounge in North Rockwell

This program is open to all CSU students, faculty/staff, alumni and the broader entrepreneurial community. You do not need to be a student to take part in this free program, but you do need to have taken Venture Validator 1.0 and Validator 2.0 before starting the jumpstart. Those programs are a building block to prepare you for success in the Jumpstart program.  

The workshops are focused on providing the tools entrepreneurs need to succeed, whether that’s pre-built financial templates, industry connections, or an encouraging community here to help you navigate the complexities of launching a new business. This program is accompanied by several live workshops, and 1:1 business mentoring.  

What will you learn?

  • Applying your market validation research to your business
  • Which type of incorporation makes sense for you
  • How to implement a successful business plan
  • Creating financial projections and applying accounting best practices
  • Human resources for the early stage company
  • Go-to-market strategies and building your entry plan
  • Growing your business through effective marketing
  • Understanding exits: operate or sell

What should I bring?

  • Your curiosity
  • Your laptop
  • Microsoft Excel

Open enrollment for Spring 2023 is Jan 3-Apr 30, 2023.

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