Running Start Workshops Begin April 21, 2018
Running Start's program consists of 4 weekly workshops held on Saturdays, in two separate tracks geared toward middle school and high school-aged kids. Your child must pre-register for the set of 4 workshops to attend. Scroll down to enroll...
Workshop location: GO Where Meetings Matter, 4735 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Running Start is a series of mentor-led workshops to give youth the entrepreneurial skills and tools they need to start a business. During each workshop, middle and high school aged youth will work on a business idea. Some students may come to the workshops with an idea in mind, while others may join a team. Subject matter experts will present the material in each workshop. Local entrepreneurs will also be on hand during the workshops to guide attendees. Students do not need to come to the program with a business idea in mind.
Running Start has also developed a Business Planner Workbook with activities that will be completed during the workshops. Students will cover ideation (or company creation), testing their company idea, marketing it, and finally pitching it.
The workbook and workshop will cover business basics, company ideation, non-profits vs. for-profits, business planning, sales, market research, budgeting, branding, and more. Youth walk away with the workbook, which is the foundation for a business plan. They will also receive a certification of completion and the opportunity to network with our mentor team. At the final workshop representatives from local education organizations, colleges and universities will be on hand with information. For more information, contact us.
Running Start Spring 2018–
Introductory Cost: $99/Student:
Saturday, April 21 – Workshop #1 - IDEATION
Saturday, April 28 – Workshop #2 - TESTING
Saturday, May 5 – Workshop #3 - MARKETING
Saturday, May 12 – Workshop #4 - PITCHING
Middle School 10am–Noon
High School 2pm-4pm
Workshop presenters include Ann Arbor SPARK, NEW, Neutral Zone, NewFoundry, Inovo, Plante Moran, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, Bidlack Creative Group, Continuum Design + Web, Hylant, Bodman, Varnum Law, Wag Your Tail Doggie Treats, Zingerman's, Fancy Free Organizing, and many more.