Founders’ Readiness Express Includes FirstOffice

The Founders' Readiness Express workshop was fantastic. The small group atmosphere was perfect for networking, expressing concerns, and asking questions. Jim Flowers is an excellent and knowledgeable speaker who was patient, kind, and encouraging to everyone who attended. The entire package has been so beneficial for our small start-up business and the cost-savings helped our small-to-nothing company budget. We would be lost without Jim, Christine, and their network of experts – and the Wikiteria gift certificate was just icing on the cake!
– Cathy Kropff, Bulldog Field Equipment, LLC

Founders’ Readiness Express is a full-day workshop offered by VT KnowledgeWorks to help entrepreneurs test the strategic essence of their business concepts, tighten up on managerial focus, and review the overall business start-up process.

Founders’ Readiness Express from VT KnowledgeWorks When is it?
Thursday, October 6, 2011
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where is it?
The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

As a bonus, all Founders' Readiness Express attendees receive the VT KnowledgeWorks FirstOffice Program free of charge, valued at $750. FirstOffice is a four-month membership in the VT KnowledgeWorks JumpStart Community, a flexible, open-plan workspace in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center for entrepreneurs and co-workers wanting to remedy a no-office situation or to escape a home office scenario. During its FirstOffice period, an emerging company receives high-intensity counseling from professional mentors and a full menu of business acceleration services and support.

FirstOffice includes:

  • Four-month membership in VT KnowledgeWorks JumpStart Community for up to three people
  • Wi-fi
  • Coffee
  • Conference rooms
  • $50 gift certificate to Wikiteria
  • VTKW membership
  • Local and regional start-up press releases
  • Commercial insurance offerings overview
  • Human resources issues and answers
  • Financial and administrative set-up
  • Banking services primer
  • Public relations tips
  • Internet impact tips
  • Three 2-hour strategy sessions with two mentors

What does it cost?
Much less than a failed launch.

$100: One attendee + free FirstOffice
$150: Two attendees from the same company + free FirstOffice
$50: Student attendee + free FirstOffice

Register for Founders' Readiness Express.

With questions or for more information, please contact Christine Pushaw at 540-443-9100 or via email at [email protected].

Read more about FirstOffice on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks and about JumpStart and FirstOffice on Handshake 2.0.

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