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CO.STARTERS Accelerator Program

CO.STARTERS is a program designed to provide you with the insights, relationships, and tools to turn your idea into action and a sustainable business.

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, or a seasoned entrepreneur looking to launch a new product or service, CO.STARTERS is for you. The one requirement is that you have a concept you are ready to test and willing to study, shape and fine-tune in a supportive, collaborative, and welcoming environment. If you’re creative, community-minded, and serious about turning your passion into a thriving business, we want you.

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If you are thinking about starting something new,

CO.STARTERS might be perfect for you.


Program Details

During CO.STARTERS, you’ll develop and fine-tune your idea, critically examining every part of it and plan your next steps through feedback from people in the community. The program is facilitated by active local entrepreneurs, and guest speakers include specialists and professionals from Yankton's leading marketing, branding, legal and finance agencies, as well as other entrepreneurs. The course consists of eleven sessions (Dates TBD); the last session will be a Startup Pitch Night featuring cohort members. All sessions will take place at the Yankton Thrive offices (803 East 4th Street) besides the final session, with a venue still yet to be determined. During these sessions, the following topics will be covered:

Session 1 

Knowing Yourself

Session 2 

Knowing Your Customer

Session 3 

Find the Right Solution

Session 4 

Getting the Relationship Right

Session 5 

Building Blocks

Session 6 

Structures & Systems

Session 7 

Discovering the Bottom Line

Session 8 

Financial Modeling

Session 9 

Planning for Growth

Session 10 

Celebration Night


The CO.STARTERS business accelerator program is currently supported through the Community Navigator Pilot Program grant, powered by the Small Business Administration. The current price of the program is free, but interested participants can learn more about the value here.

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