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Are you a passionate and determined founder of a startup that is just getting revved up? Creative Startups Labs may be right for you!

Creative Startups Labs Duluth is for Minnesota entrepreneurs taking their first steps in building a new creative venture. During the intensive four-week in-person program, you will focus on identifying a market entry strategy, pursuing early customers, and creating a minimum viable product. Concepts including customer discovery and development, business formation and structures, cash flow projections, and creating a sales pipeline are covered. Startups will meet in person to work with Creative Startups faculty, mentors, and market leaders.

Upon program completion you will have:
Explored the market landscape and customer needs you are pursuing
Built a market entry strategy based on customer discovery and interaction
Refined your initial product offering to meet customer demand
Created a cash flow projection and timeline for operations
Expanded your n...
Are you a passionate and determined founder of a startup that is just getting revved up? Creative Startups Labs may be right for you!

Creative Startups Labs Duluth is for Minnesota entrepreneurs taking their first steps in building a new creative venture. During the intensive four-week in-person program, you will focus on identifying a market entry strategy, pursuing early customers, and creating a minimum viable product. Concepts including customer discovery and development, business formation and structures, cash flow projections, and creating a sales pipeline are covered. Startups will meet in person to work with Creative Startups faculty, mentors, and market leaders.

Upon program completion you will have:
Explored the market landscape and customer needs you are pursuing
Built a market entry strategy based on customer discovery and interaction
Refined your initial product offering to meet customer demand
Created a cash flow projection and timeline for operations
Expanded your network with regional business leaders, investors, mentors

Creative Startups Duluth takes place IN-PERSON in Duluth. The participation fee for the LABS program in Duluth will be $125. This fee is waived if participants provide a 1-2 page letter of recommendation from a community leader, non-profit organization or business leader that is active in the creative economy. Letters of recommendation should be sent to Olaf at okuhlke@d.umn.edu.

For more information please visit: www.creativestartups.org/duluth
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Alice Loy, PhD
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Alice Loy, PhD Love creatives and startups. Working with entrepreneurs since 1995.
Ginny Sterpka
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Ginny Sterpka Program Manager: Community Based Programs @ Creative Startups
Julia Youngs
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Julia Youngs Acceleration Program Manager
Kami Norland
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Kami Norland Cultural Entrepreneur. Health and Resiliency. Community Engagement.
LeAnn Littlewolf
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LeAnn Littlewolf American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO), social enterprise startups for Indigenous art, food, and housing
Olaf Kuhlke
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Olaf Kuhlke Cultural Entrepreneur. Educational Innovator. Associate Dean. President, Integrative Re-Sources.
Vatsal Shah
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