Programs at The Commons
Access feedback and insights from expert mentors with peers at similar stages of business.
Who Should Attend
Those who have been in business for two to five years, know what works but are looking for support to scale or expand.
What to Expect
Champions groups meet monthly for 5 mentor-led sessions focused on meeting specific business challenges. Groups are limited to 6-8 participants.
Advancing Marketing & Branding Goals
Building Aligned Business Development Strategy
Ensuring Financial Efficiency
Conquering Lean Startup Sales
Attend all 5 sessions. More than 2 absences may result in disqualification.
If special circumstances may prevent or limit your attendance, please let us know. We try our best to accommodate needs due to transportation, childcare and “day jobs.”
Book and attend 30-minute meetings with the mentors after group session.
Support fellow participants in troubleshooting and challenging their assumptions.
Participate actively in facilitated group discussions. Engage guest speakers, challenge your assumptions and talk to potential customers.
Meet Our Mentors
MEET A CHAMPION
Patty Nisbet | Gotta Move Fitness Founder
I joined the Champions program to gain new ideas on how to grow my business but learned so much more. I highly recommend this program to fellow entrepreneurs.
MEET A CHAMPION
Paul Kolhoff | Gardenhouse Software Founder
The Commons on Champa is my go-to for easy access to knowledge and insight for business, technology, product marketing, and anything else that relates to running a startup. This community has given me friends, peers, mentors and mentees. The Struggle is real, but The Commons and opportunities like Champions has been key to overcoming and succeeding.
Champions applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Sessions run Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm-8:00pm. If you’d like more information before applying, contact us to meet with staff, facilitators or alumni.
Currently Champions is held virtually via Zoom.
Application Deadline: May 28
Notification Date: June 8
- Session # 1 – July 6
- Session # 2 – August 3
- Session # 3 – September 7
- Session # 4 – October 12
- Session # 5 – November 2
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