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Startup Boot Camp for Women

The William and Jeanne Buchanan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership & The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Outreach present...

Think. Do. Next.  Startup Boot Camp for Women.

Turn your idea into a new venture. Learn how to pitch your New Business. Get feedback from experts & entrepreneurs. Learn the latest methods to get going.

Think. Do. Next. Startup Boot Camp for Women, is a series of workshops designed to help women-owned businesses get off the ground. The Boot Camp is facilitated by Professor Tom Swartwood, Assistant Professor of Practice–Entrepreneurship, and Assistant Director of the Buchanan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. As an entrepreneur who is tuned-in to the local startup community, Tom brings mentors into the Boot Camp to help participants develop their ideas into workable plans. Women of all ages – college students to retirees – receive help from our experts in honing their business plans and getting their ideas going. The Boot Camp is also designed to help attendees get to know the local community better and provide valuable networking opportunities.

We conduct two Boot Camps per year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall, and the workshops take place over two successive weekends.

Meet some of our Recruits:

If you have questions about attending the Boot Camp or mentoring our recruits, let us know

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