Workshops & Meetups

NaperLaunch holds programs throughout the year, including week-long workshop series in May and October. These programs are open to the public.

Thursday MeetUps

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.

  Thursday MeetUps Calendar »

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.

  Women’s Business Roundtable Calendar »

Marketing Series Workshops

The Marketing Series presents a new marketing topic each month in a workshop and lab format.

  Marketing Series Workshops Calendar »

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.

Entrepreneurs Week

Held each October, Entrepreneurs Week is a series of four workshops geared toward the startup entrepreneur.

NaperLaunch Academy

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.

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Want more information about upcoming events and workshops being offered at NaperLaunch?

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Very helpful in developing my business

"The Naperlaunch weekly roundtable has been very helpful to me in developing my business. There are always thoughtful and informed comments made to help other business owners with issues that may be common to everyone. I always learn something and meet somebody new. The discussions are well moderated.

"I participated in the Business Model course through NaperLaunch Academy. The most helpful activities from that experience were the potential client interviews and fellow business owners sharing their own struggles and ideas with each other."

   — Wanda Schlafly
   Sunshine Video Productions