Doane, LPED Debut Go For Launch for Local Entrepreneurs

Doane University is excited to announce Go For Launch Entrepreneurship Workshop beginning in October 2023, in collaboration with the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development (LPED), a division of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and a public-private collaboration charged with fulfilling Lincoln’s economic development goals.

Doane University is a renowned institution committed to providing accessible and relevant education to students and the local community and strongly supports entrepreneurship with their College of Business offerings. The Go For Launch Entrepreneurship Workshop is yet another example of commitment to high-quality educational offerings delivered in innovative ways. By hosting the Go For Launch Entrepreneurship Workshop, Doane University aligns its mission with the needs of the Lincoln market, providing a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs to acquire practical skills, network with industry experts and access the necessary resources to propel their ventures forward. Doane is committed to making education accessible and applicable to the Lincoln community.

Go For Launch is an experience designed to spark excitement for business creation and ownership in entrepreneurs and the Lincoln community. In this series of eight workshops, participants will learn from the IGNITE curriculum created by Lisa Tshauner, Assistant Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship at Doane University.

Participants will attend eight value-packed sessions to help them build on 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, experienced entrepreneurs and business experts will be guest speakers, sharing their experiences and connecting 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. 

Those interested in Go For Launch can register now or free informational lunch and learn at Doane University Lincoln Campus on Wednesday, August 30 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. by RSVPing at or by calling (402) 467-9001.

The cost is $500 for non-credit seeking participants. Students who wish to get college credit will register for ENT 471/699 (a three-credit course). Classes will be held weekly and begin on Tuesday, October 16 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on the Doane Lincoln Campus, located at 303 N. 52nd Street. A complete listing of each workshop with more details and description of sessions can be found by visiting

With a rich history dating back to 1872, Doane University offers a diverse range of programs and initiatives that empower individuals to pursue their passions and drive economic growth

For more information, contact Professor Lisa Tschauner, Doane University at (402) 826-6715 or Kathy I. Andersen, Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, at (402) 436-2374 or

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