Finding Your Startup
Flywheel Coworking is pleased to offer “Finding Your Startup”. Ever wanted to be a founder of a startup, but don’t have an idea to get started? This course is for you. The course will teach your how to recognize and evaluate potential startup opportunities that are all around you waiting to be found. The course will teach you how to have a mindset that observes and recognizes potentially great startup ideas. Think like an innovative founder. In addition you will learn how to evaluate opportunities and separate good ideas from bad. Fundable vs. not fundable. Doable vs. not possible. The course will use the text The Innovator’s DNA by Dyer, Gegersen, and Christiansen and other materials developed by the instructors to help develop the mindset of an innovator. The course is excellent preparation to get ready for a Startup Weekend or to take the Lean Startup Practices class. Your exit is waiting.
Class Format and Schedule
The instructor led course is 4 weeks in duration starting in Winston Salem on September 2, 2019. The instructor led classes will be offered at both the Winston-Salem and Davidson locations. The courses at both locations are on Monday nights from 5:30 – 7:30 PM each week. The first hour of the instructor led class will include lecture and review of course materials. The second hour will consist of brainstorming and evaluating student ideas.
Tom is a successful entrepreneur and innovator with over 35 years of experience. Tom has been either a founder or "C level executive" in several startup companies that had exits. Taught entrepreneurship and commercializing innovation at Wake Forest University. Led a number of efforts in new business innovation and evaluation at the WFU medical school and Innovation Quarter. Loves startups and helping founders succeed.
Peter is a founding Member of Flywheel Coworking, a coworking innovation space for entrepreneurs and start-ups. Flywheel's locations are in downtown Winston-Salem, NC in the heart of the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and at Davidson College. Peter is an expert in early stage startups and helping them find success. In addition, Peter founded Flywheel New Ventures which is an early stage accelerator in Winston Salem.
Instructor Led Enrollment