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
Held twice a month on Wednesday mornings. Women business owners, startups and entrepreneurs come together to discuss business challenges and opportunities. Use this group as your advisory team and learn how to overcome the many challenges of entrepreneurship.
Young Entrepreneurs Roundtable
Held on the second Wednesday of each month. An open discussion where young entrepreneurs share ideas, challenges and suggestions on topics of their choice. Other participants act as your sounding board or advisory group. Gain insights and learn how to tackle startup issues and running a small business.
Small Business Workshops
Held once a month in the evening, the workshops covering a variety of topics related to starting and running a business.
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.