UIC|Co.Starters Core Entrepreneurial Program Spring 2022

Date / Time

March 29, 2022

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


CO.STARTERCore is a three-month, cohort-based program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Participants enter into a facilitator-led, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of 10-12 like-minded peers. Over 10 sessions, they develop and fine-tune their ideas using the CO.STARTERS Canvas, critically examining every part and determining next steps through real-time feedback from people in the community. Participants leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable venture, articulate their models, and repeat the process with the next great idea.

The sessions will take place Virtually on Tuesdays, beginning March 8 from 2-5 p.m. Below is the schedule for the 2022 Spring Cohort:

  • March 8 Week 1: Introduction, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles
  • March 15  Week 2: Customer Identification, Identifying Problem, Alternatives, Idea Testing
  • March 22 Week 3: Solution, Benefit, Advantage, Starting Small, Brand Identity
  • March 29 Week 4: Marketing & Message, Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers
  • April 5Week 5: Distribution, Revenue, Offering, Price
  • April 12Week 6: Legal and Accounting Considerations
  • April 19  Week 7: Startup & ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Break-Even Point
  • April 26 Week 8: Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Raising Capital
  • May 3  Week 9: Growth Plans, Goal Setting
  • May 10 Week 10: Final Pitch

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