From Idea to Traction
This intensive workshop is our ultimate Entrepreneur's primer. We gathered information from our industry members, service providers and experienced mentors to create a comprehensive workshop that covers the critical points entrepreneurs need to know when going from an idea to a business.
We'll cover the essentials you need to build a foundation for your business and common sticking points that hinder growth in early stages. Some topics will include, market validation and traction, corporate structure and financing.
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What to Expect
Listen and Learn
We call this workshop intensive for a reason. We've built this course for busy entrepreneurs, and cover a lot of great information in a short time. We'll have presentations from various experts and time for QnA. Get ready to take notes!
Take Home Materials
We provide you with an entrepreneur's check list to make sure you're building a strong foundation for your business, as well as access to our business plan presentation deck template. This template is a key part of the curriculum that guides our accelerator program. If you're looking to be paired with a mentor team as part of SDSI Accelerator, this workshop will help you prepare.
Sports Focus, Open to All
SDSI is a not-for-profit organization that exists to support the growth of the Sports and Active Lifestyle (SAL) community in San Diego. Our Accelerator and Master mentoring programs are only open to SAL businesses, however we recognize that the needs and hurdles of early stage business are often similar, so this workshop is open to businesses and services of all industries.
Who Is This Workshop For?
This workshop is for entrepreneurs in the ideation to pre-launch, soft launch or very early launch stages of their company. If you are looking to build or refine your business plan, hone your numbers and determine methods of funding, this workshop is for you. If you are looking to scale your existing business or prepare to take on investment, please take a look at our Accelerator program.
What’s on the Agenda?
Past workshops have covered, Business Plan Basics - honing your pitch and refining your business plan, Intellectual Property - what to protect and when, Corporate Structure and Business Taxes, Go-To Market and Product Validation, Finances and Funding and more.
What Does It Cost?
The fee for this half day workshop is $150.00 and includes breakfast, time for QnA with our experts and take home materials. We purposely keep this workshop small to make sure each person in attendance has ample time to interact with our experts and ask questions.
Have questions? Email Dana@sdsportinnovators.com
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