Entrepreneur Readiness Program

The Entrepreneur Readiness Program (ERP), powered by GOED and funded through the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), is a 5-week program that equips established and aspiring founders with the skills, tools, and techniques to develop high-growth scalable businesses. Our mission is to empower Nevada entrepreneurs, especially those in underserved communities, by enhancing overall confidence, proficiency, and familiarity with key aspects of entrepreneurship. This includes essentials like designing business models, engaging with customers, refining value propositions, as well as navigating venture capital, scaling operations, and engaging in effective deal-making.

The StartUpNV Entrepreneur Readiness Program starts May 6th and runs for 5 weeks. Sessions are held live online on Mondays and Wednesdays in the evenings and are recorded.

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What you will learn: 

Over the course of the 5-week program, entrepreneurs will hear from business experts on a variety of core topics related to starting and scaling a startup. 

Topics will include: 
  • Business setup considerations
  • Business model design 
  • Customer discovery
  • Pricing strategy 
  • Legal strategy
  • And more…

Who the program is for:

People considering starting a business or have an idea to explore. People who have started a business and need help to grow. 

We are looking for entrepreneurs Who: 
  • Are highly motivated! 
  • Want to explore scalable business ideas. 
  • Want to learn more about starting or scaling a startup business. 
  • Are from an under-served population. 
  • Want to engage with other entrepreneurs. 

We are now recruiting for Spring 2024!