The Launch Academy guides participants through the 17 foundational steps of business building.

The process 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, Raising start-up capital

The cohort participants will meet with the program facilitator via Zoom, for two hours of classroom time each week. This time will be used to brainstorm ideas, receive feedback, bring in guest experts, and build a community among the participants. 

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. These will be collected in a document for reference. The capstone will require each participant to create a one-page business plan and a polished elevator pitch.