CO.STARTERS Rebuild program opens second cohort for existing businesses

Wabash, IN __CO.STARTERS has announced that it will launch the second cohort of its Rebuild program starting on Monday, July 20.

This cohort will meet every Monday, starting July 20, from 2-4:30 p.m. Over the course of 10 weeks, existing business owners will learn and collaborate with business owners across the country. Through virtual, live-facilitated sessions, participants will learn from business experts about key topics such as setting recovery goals, streamlining costs and the legal ramifications of a post-pandemic world.

Grow Wabash County has scholarships available, through funding from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, for GWC Investors interested in participating in the second cohort of this innovative program.

“Our team is happy to be able to connect these businesses to this innovative program to help them better navigate the twists and turns that they may face in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis,” Tenille Zartman, Vice President of Grow Wabash County, said. “This program will give them the tools to approach the market in a new way, one step at a time, while utilizing the CO.STARTERS framework, which our Grow Wabash County team has long used as our framework for traditional entrepreneurship training over the past several years.”

Business owners interested in participating in the second CO.STARTERS Rebuild cohort are asked to apply by 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 9 here.

Four Wabash County businesses have already received scholarships, from Grow Wabash County utilizing, to participate in the first cohort of the CO.STARTERS Rebuild program that started on June 22.

Main View Inn, Nancy J’s Fabrics,  Betty Temple, and 380 Smokehouse & Grill are representing Wabash County as part of the first national CO.STARTERS Rebuild cohort that began on June 22, that will guide business owners through the process of refocusing and rebuilding their business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grow Wabash County has partnered with CO.STARTERS since 2016 to provide the Wabash County business community with innovative business programming that helps businesses looking to start, grow or now rebuild their business.

If local business owners or startups are interested in participating in future entrepreneurship courses utilizing the CO.STARTERS curriculum please complete the form at the link below to learn more about the available programs and get on the waitlist.

Apply for CO.STARTERS Rebuild program here. Applications due July 9.

Register for the wait list here.

Download the full press release here.