Update: Applications are now open for the third cohort, which will start on March 18. Click here to apply; applications due by March 8, 2021.
If you’re a woman age 50 and up and you have an idea for a new business, this bootcamp is for you.
We’re partnering with WE NYC at the Department of Small Business Services on an entrepreneurial bootcamp series specifically designed for women over 50. FastTrac NewVenture 50+ is an intensive, twice-a-week course that will take you from idea to action plan in ten sessions over six weeks.
The program teaches participants how to refine their business concepts, draft a strong business plan, and gain the knowledge and skills they need to launch a profitable small business, all through the lens of current market shifts and changes due to the economic impact of Covid-19. Our first group of participants graduated in July and said the program enhanced not only their knowledge but their sense of possibility as well.
“I really appreciate being part of the first cohort. It has been fantastic. The program has helped solidify my intention to start my own business and confirmed that I’m not crazy and can successfully do this.”
The course is a response to a new report from New York City Economic Development Corporation that highlights many of the financial and workforce challenges this demographic faces. The twice weekly sessions teach participants the fundamental skills to launch a business and share strategic insight into pivoting and adapting your business during a crisis. Guest speakers cover specialized topics including accounting and digital marketing.
“A very big thank you for investing in NYC women at 50+. I came to see it as more of an advantage than a challenge from the very first class.”
To apply for the third NewVenture 50+ cohort, click here to complete the application. Applications are due on March 8, 2021, and the bootcamp start date is March 18, 2021.