NCRC Community Development Fund

Launch Academy

May - July Cohort

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Program fee is $1500 but scholarships are available - ask about promo codes.

About The Program

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. 

Program Sessions
9-Weeks every Tuesday
May 24, 8am PT/11am ET through
July 19, 8am PT/11am ET 

Program Facilitator

Julia Westfall, Founder of Hera Hub DC

Julia’s passion for supporting women business owners comes from her 20+ years working with small businesses, helping them manage their financial and HR needs. She is focused on building a vibrant community and network of women in business that fosters collaboration and supports the launch and growth of their businesses. 

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