LAUNCH: featuring Justine Martine, Guilty Pleasures Bakeshop and Bar

It’s back! September marks the take-off of LAUNCH (formerly Startup101), a free course powered by NORCAT Innovation that provides practical, relevant and hands-on knowledge to aspiring entrepreneurs and the startup-curious looking for the tools to get started!

Each session will include a short information session on a particular topic in the start-up journey and will feature a Q&A from a tried-and-true entrepreneur and local business expert. Designed to cut through the noise, this program will take participants through the ideation and discovery stages of the startup journey to help your business achieve lift-off.

The program will consist of 10 sessions, beginning September 19th, and will run every third week until April.



Schedule


Thursday, September 19th : Value Proposition featuring Serial Entrepreneur Kelsey Cutinello

Thursday, October 17th: Business Model and Milestones featuring Sheri Tomchick, Founder and President of Plan A Long Term Care Staffing and Recruitment

Thursday, November 21st : Product Development featuring Justine Martin, Guilty Pleasure Bakeshop and Bar

Thursday, December 12th : Online Presence featuring She & Her founders Hailey Short, Samantha Davidson and Kate Lafantaisie

Thursday, January 9th : Sales featuring Brian Vendramin

Thursday, January 30th: Marketing and Branding

Thursday, February 27th : Financials

Thursday, March 26th : Intellectual Property

Thursday, April 16th : Pitching