Tech for everyone should be made by everyone.
Female entrepreneurs continue to face unique challenges in starting and growing businesses and these challenges are amplified in the technology sector. That’s why we created Propeller. Our goal is to help creative, problem-solving women to develop tech-based businesses and form a network that supports the participation of women in technology.
During this hands-on, online 6-week startup program, participants will receive guidance on their ideas as well as round-the-clock support from the program facilitators. After the program, participants will become part of a growing community of other exceptional alumnae in Maine who can help them to build their business. In guiding the development of their own start-up projects, we seek to provide aspiring female entrepreneurs with an introduction to customer research and product development.
Facilitators: Anna Ackerman (CEI Women’s Business Center Program Developer) and Nick Rimsa (Waterville-based software designer)
Qualifications: Participants do not need any specific experience or expertise to participate in Propeller.
Dates & Topics:
January 12: WEEK 1: INTRODUCTION
January 19: WEEK 2: DEFINING A PROBLEM
January 26: WEEK 3: TALKING TO POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS
February 2: WEEK 4: TESTING YOUR FIRST SOLUTION
February 9: WEEK 5: IMPROVING & EVALUATING THE SOLUTION
February 16: WEEK 6: PITCH NIGHT
Time Slot: Participants will meet (virtually) on the selected dates for a facilitated 2-hour program.
If this time slot does not work for you, but you are still interested in partaking in Propeller, we want to hear from you! We may be able to offer an afternoon cohort if there is enough interest.
Please direct any questions about the program to Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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