08/21/19 - 08/22/19    
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Howard County Innovation Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Dr. | Suite 300, Columbia MD, MD, 21046, Howard County

In this 10-week guided program, aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs will develop and refine a business concept, taking it through each step of the business planning process. Through readings, research, and discussion, participants will plan and analyze their entrepreneurial vision by creating a thoroughly researched and tested Business Plan. Each session is lead and guided by a certified Kauffman Facilitator.

During this program, you’ll work to:

  • Discover how your business concept matches your personal vision.
  • Align your business concept with a real market opportunity.
  • Learn how to set realistic financial goals for your business.
  • Determine the unique features and benefits of your product service.
  • Find your target market and discover your competitive advantage.
  • Define your company’s brand and marketing.
  • Learn how to manage business functions and develop an organizational culture.
  • Determine the steps to profitability.
  • Identify potential sources of funding for your business.
  • Launch your business

At the end of the course all participants will be provided the opportunity to participate in a business pitch competition with their fellow classmates. The top three pitches will receive the following:

  • 1st Place: $1000 + $250 Course Fee Refund + 3 Month Innovation Center Affiliate Membership
  • 2nd Place: $250 Course Fee Refund + 3 Month Innovation Center Affiliate Membership
  • 3rd Place: 3 Month Innovation Center Affiliate Membership

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