Have you considered what it would be like to own your own business, but don’t know where to start or what product or service to provide? If you are an underemployed or unemployed professional, consider Startup Quest® as a means to developing the knowledge and skills to create your own job.

Startup Quest® is a nationally recognized entrepreneurship-training program that connects teams of qualified participants with successful CEOs and entrepreneurs to learn the steps needed to transform an invention or discovery from our state universities and NASA into a product for the marketplace. The program gives professionals the training and skills to become entrepreneurs or bring their new entrepreneurial skills to an existing company.

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Timeline – Participants  must attend the introduction session, Session 1 and the pitch contest (mandatory) as well as 6 of the remaining 8 sessions.

April 7th – Introductory Session

April 28th – Session 1- Technology Matching/Team Building day

May 5th – Session 2

May 12th  – Session 3

May 19th  – Session 4

May 26th  – Session 5

June 2nd  – Session 6

June 9th  – Session 7

June 16th – Session 8

June 23rd – Session 9

June 30th– Pitch Contest