Propeller III

Take your business to the next level!

Grow your business and prepare for future growth and learning opportunities.

This is an application to join Propeller III with the CEI Women’s Business Center. You are eligible for Propeller III because you have either completed our Propeller I and Propeller II cohort programs or you have validated your business through preliminary customer discovery efforts in addition to creating a business model canvas and pitch statement. 

Filling out this application does not guarantee you a spot in the Propeller III cohort. Due to limited availability, we may not be able to accommodate all applicants. 

Propeller III sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 11:00am-12:30pm from May 22nd to November 6th. Sessions will be skipped on holiday weeks.

The time commitment for Propeller III is approximately 3.5 hours per week, including session time, one-on-one with a consultant between sessions, and homework assignments.

The goal of Propeller III is to support you in continuing to grow your business, and to prepare you for future growth and learning opportunities.

There is no cost to participate in this program.

Apply now to take your business to the next level with Propeller III!

Deadline to Apply for Propeller III is May 3rd at 9am. We will reach out to you directly via email if you’ve been selected for our 2024 cohort.

We will review applications on May 6th and respond by May 10th. 

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(include yourself here as 1 if you’re working in your business full time)
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Please provide a 3 – 5 sentence description of your business. Give us a sense of industry, potential customers, and how long you’ve been working on this idea.
Please briefly share 2 – 3 developments you’ve made, or things you’ve learned, in your business. Tell us what you’ve learned in talking to potential customers or partners about your business. What insights have you gained as validation in your market?
Please share 1 – 2 challenges you’ve faced in your business. What are your primary concerns about continuing to grow your business? Propeller III aims to assist you in continuing to iterate and grow your business.
Have you previously developed a version of the Business Model Canvas for this business? If so, please elaborate on your approach and any insights gained. Please email a picture of your business model canvas to as a part of this application. You must submit both the business model canvas and your application in order to be considered.
Tell us about any experience pitching your business to potential funders. What has been the reception to your pitch? If you have not yet pitched your business to funders, write N/A here.
Based on what you’ve read about Propeller III, what are specific goals you’d like to achieve in your business during Propeller III?
Is there anything else we should know as we review your application? Please share anything else you’d like to tell us about your business or entrepreneurial journey.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Interpretation is available upon request.

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