Growing Your Business
Startup Shenandoah Valley (S2V) is a 16-week business acceleration program that enables you to take your business to the next level. In weeks 1-8 (Coaching Phase), power through those big changes you’ve been thinking about making by working one-on-one with an experienced business coach. With the help of your coach and SCCF staff, goals, benchmarks, and milestones create an action plan for your business. In the Coaching Phase, each week will include a 45-minute coaching session, a 1.5-hour Cohort Stand Up session, as well as group and one-on-one Builder 10 and Clifton Strengths sessions. Expect to spend between 6-10 hours per week.
In weeks 9-16 (Mentoring Phase), work with a mentor to continue along your path, reflect on successes, iterate as needed, and see formidable results at the end! In the Mentoring Phase, each week will include a 1-hour mentoring session where you can work through challenges and gain insight from a successful entrepreneur. Stand Up meetings will taper to once a month, giving you more time to work on your business.
What is an accelerator?
“Business accelerators provide startups with the proper resources and support to jumpstart their growth. Some such resources include access to expert mentors, funding and investors, peer mentorship, workspaces, and technology for marketing. You become part of a cohort of businesses with certain commonalities such as product type or target market (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)."
WHO should apply?
The S2V program is best fit for growth-stage entrepreneurs with business ideas that are focused on traded sectors of food processing, light manufacturing, information technology, and transportation & logistics. These businesses are ready for rapid, iterative development, at every level — from building to refining and scaling the business model. To be eligible for this program, your business must be located in the Shenandoah Valley.
HOW much does S2V cost?
The program and coursework are valued at over $3000 however, SCCF is pleased to offer this program to participants for only $1000. Payment plans of $250 per month are encouraged. If this cost is still an impediment to joining the cohort, SCCF has various financial solutions upon request.
WHEN does S2V happen?
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FOR BUSINESSES BASED IN OR CREATING JOBS IN...
FOR BUSINESSES FOCUSED ON...
Light manufacturing, food processing, agriculture, information technology, and professional services.
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“S2V changed my business terrain and future. It turned my hope into action by ensuring I had the resources, connection, and support I needed at exactly the right time.
I can easily say my experience with S2V changed my life.”
-Leah Kyaio, With Respect