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Our new entrepreneurial bootcamp for women 50-plus is back on!

Important Update:The inaugural NewVenture 50+ bootcamp has been rescheduled, and will launch as an online class on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Stay tuned for more info on future bootcamp cohorts. 

If you’re a woman age 50 and up and you have an idea for a new business, this brand new boot camp is for you.

We’re partnering with WE NYC at the Department of Small Business Services on a program 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 will teach 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. The first cohort is launching as an online class on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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, led by Ventureneer president Geri Stengel, will teach participants the fundamental skills to launch a business and share strategic insight into pivoting and adapting your business during a crisis.

The sessions will also feature guest speakers who will share their insights on starting an enterprise. Interested? Click here to learn more and stay tuned for information on future FastTrac NewVenture 50+ cohorts.

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