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 8-week startup program, participants will receive guidance on their ideas from developers, designers, and business advisers, as well as round-the-clock support from the program facilitators. After the program, participants will receive ongoing support and become part of a growing community of other exceptional alumnae in Maine who can help them to build their business. Our objective: to help women to take their ideas from zero to lift-off.
Facilitators: Anna Ackerman (CEI Women’s Business Center) and Nick Rimsa (Waterville-based software designer)
Qualifications: Participants do not need any specific experience or expertise to participate in Propeller.
Dates & Topics:
March 25: Introduction
April 1: Defining a Problem
April 8: Validating a Problem Statement
April 15: Defining a Problem solving solution
April 22: No class (April Vacation week)
April 29: Experimenting
May 6: Improving the solution
May 13: Crafting a pitch
May 20: Feedback & figuring out what’s next
Time Slot: Participants will meet (virtually) on the selected dates for a facilitated 2-hour program from 3:00pm-5:000pm.
Please direct any questions about the program to Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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