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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 have partnered with Ascent Iowa for the next Boot Camp,
scheduled for the weekends of June 6 & 7, and June 20 & 21.

This session will take place in two locations: Cedar Rapids and Des Moines. Pick the location that works best for you and we'll see you there!

 Cost: $150/participant with discounts available for Drake alumnae and staff.

Register here or download the Startup Boot Camp for Women flyer for more information.


Meet some of our previous Recruits:

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

May 28, 2014
Drake University has teamed up with Ascent to expand its successful Startup Boot Camp for Women. The sessions in Des Moines will be held on June 6, 7, 20, and 21 in Aliber Hall on Drake University’s campus.