NaperLaunch holds programs throughout the year, including week-long workshop series in May and October. These programs are open to the public.
Held weekly on Thursday mornings, meetups offer a mixture of roundtable discussions and how-to workshops. The fifth Thursday of the month is The Pitch Session, in which entrepreneurs practice their pitch skills and get immediate feedback and coaching from peers.
SCORE Women’s Business Roundtable
Women business owners, startups and entrepreneurs come together to discuss business challenges and opportunities through a mixture of roundtable discussions as well as presentations on Wednesday mornings. The first and third Wednesdays are a traditional roundtable discussion while the fifth Wednesday of the month is a presentation based on topics of interest to members. Use this group as an advisory team and learn how to overcome the many challenges of entrepreneurship.
Marketing Series Workshops
The Marketing Series presents a new marketing topic each month in a workshop and lab format.
Small Business Week
Held each May, Small Business Week is a series of workshops geared toward the small business owner. The week will be capped off with the Small Business Showcase and the Business Plan and Pitch Competition.
Held each October, Entrepreneurs Week is a series of four workshops geared toward the startup entrepreneur.
The NaperLaunch Academy offers a focused curriculum to help entrepreneurs develop fundamental business knowledge, improve salesmanship and leadership skills and learn the “lean startup process.”
Academy classes require advance registration. More info about NaperLaunch Academy.