The reality of entrepreneurship is that we can't do it all on our own. SCCF wants to be a part of your support network and get you plugged into our network. Whether it's getting your idea off the ground, exploring ways to scale and expand your business, or finding the best funding option, SCCF is here to guide you through that process.
Business Bootcamp is an 8-week virtual class to help you launch your business. We will help you develop business skills and determine the viability of your idea and what it will take to be a successful entrepreneur. You will cover a wide range of business topics, and have access to Q&A sessions with local entrepreneurs.
Tuition for Business Bootcamp is $325 and includes all course materials. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available.
WHO should apply?
This program is right for you if you have never started a business before and need guidance and encouragement to begin, or if you have a business you’ve been running, but need to refine it or want a refresher on business basics.
WHEN does bootcamp happen?
The next course is 6pm-8:30pm each Wednesday for eight weeks running September 28 – November 23, 2022. Fill out our interest form to stay updated about the next session.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT...
Cash Flow Projections
Setting Up Your Business
Pitching Your Idea
Startup Shenandoah Valley (S2V)
STARTUP SHENANDOAH VALLEY (S2V) in a business acceleration program that enables you to take your business to the next level. Power through those big changes you’ve been thinking about making by addressing the riskiest parts of your business model with flexible one-on-one coaching and peer-to-peer support during the 8-week Coaching Phase.
After the initial sprint, take everything you’ve worked on and put it to practice during the 8-week Implementation Phase. During this time, you’ll be paired with a mentor with the skills and experience you need to continue to guide your business forward and join our diverse community of entrepreneurs, resource providers, and alumni through meetup events and workshops.
S2V is offered to participants at no charge and without equity requirements.
WHO should apply?
Businesses ready for rapid, iterative development, at every level — from building to refining and scaling the business model.
WHAT to expect?
6-10 companies will participate in 8 weeks of virtual content tailored to their business and stage of growth. Companies should expect to invest about 6-10 hours of their time per week on the program.
HOW does S2V differ?
Participants are supported by mentors, investors, and subject matter experts as you execute the plan you develop all in a virtual environment that allows for the most flexibility.
WHEN does S2V happen?
FOR BUSINESSES BASED IN OR CREATING JOBS IN...
FOR BUSINESSES FOCUSED ON...
Light manufacturing, food processing, agriculture, information technology, and professional services.
SCCF hosts two cohorts per year - Fall and early Spring. Fill out our interest form to stay updated on cohort applications. Be sure you follow SCCF on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn, to ensure you are the first to hear when applications open!
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Techstars Startup Weekend
Learn how to think, work, and build like a startup in 54 thrilling hours. Techstars Startup Weekend is an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups, which helps to educate, support, and empower people to become entrepreneurs. Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster -- and, maybe even start that business.
Participants will form teams and work together to share business ideas, mentors will validate their ideas and provide guidance, and judges will evaluate each team’s business pitch. The winning team will receive a prize package.
Tickets are $60, or $35 for students.
WHO should apply?
Anyone from students with just an idea, to entrepreneurs who have been in the entrepreneur space for years, are encouraged to register and participate.
WHEN does Startup Weekend happen?
Register for Techstars Startup Weekend Staunton happening November 11-13, 2022.