The National Community Reinvestment Coalition
The National Association of Women Business Owners presents the
Application deadline May 16th
Cohort announced May 23rd
Thanks to a generous donation from Bank of America,
this $1500 program is free for all who are accepted.
Summer 2022 Cohort
Monday, June 6 - Monday, August 8
(No class on July 4th)
Weekly meetings from 10am-12pm PT
The Launch Academy guides participants through the 17 foundational steps of business building.
The program includes...customer discovery, business model canvas, naming, licensing & permits, banking & credit card set-up, record keeping, entity set-up, tax set-up, pricing, branding, marketing plan, online presence, contracts, insurance, team, systems & organization, financial projections, and one-page business plan.
Each week participants will complete 2-3 steps of the launch process and will be required to submit checkpoint questions before moving to the next step. The capstone will require each participant to create a one-page business plan and a polished elevator pitch.
The cohort meets with the facilitator, via Zoom, for two hours of classroom time each week. This time will be used to brainstorm ideas, receive feedback, leverage guest experts, and build a community among the participants.
Pamela Wylie, Founder of
Thrive Sales & Leadership
Pamela is a dynamic leader known for delivering benchmark outcomes. With 25-years of experience in corporate sales, leadership, and business development, her forte is building and leading high-performing teams, creating and implementing turn-around strategies, and developing collaborative partnerships.
As the founder of Thrive Sales and Leadership, she helps business owners build successful sales teams
and scale their business.