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GO FOR LAUNCH is an experience designed to spark excitement for business creation and ownership in entrepreneurs and the Lincoln community! In this workshop, participants will learn from the IGNITE© curriculum created by entrepreneurship instructor Lisa Tschauner.
In this immersive, entrepreneurship workshop, participants will attend eight value-packed sessions to help them build from a new idea or expand on an already existing business. Lessons will be taught about ideation, feasibility, funding, financial know-how, marketing, advertising, target customers, legal issues, insurance, small-business accounting, customer service and business relationships. All students will receive an electronic and printed manual to use throughout the course. In each session, guest speakers will share their experiences and connect with participants. Learning will be taught through innovative learning methods including hands-on activities. Students will meet regularly one-on-one with instructors and coaches to tailor their experience to their needs. Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present their business idea plans and progress to professionals and investors at the end of the workshop. Each participant will leave this workshop with a clear vision for the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. GO FOR LAUNCH is an inclusive learning opportunity open to small business dreamers of all ages, stages, and backgrounds. Those who sign up will have the option of registering for college-credit through Doane University or to take the workshop without credit.
This program offers Nebraska businesses a matching competitive grant for research and development activities done in conjunction with a Nebraska college or university.
Eligible matching funds include any non-state source such as private foundations, federal or local governments, quasi-governmental entities, commercial lending institutions, investors, or other sources provided they are not using funds appropriated by the Nebraska Legislature.
Any for-profit business that has physical operations facilities in Nebraska will be considered for Academic R&D funding.
Projects are defined by the scope of work and the reasonable costs associated with the academic research and development activities undertaken by a business in cooperation with a Nebraska college, university, or faculty member. They’ll research to develop new products and processes and make modifications to existing products.