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FREE, VIRTUAL 2022 Idea Accelerator Bootcamp Info Session

January 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


Got an idea for a new business? Got an “old” business that you want to take the next level? Then, have we got a program for you!


About this event

The Creative Coast Idea Accelerator Bootcamp, powered by ATDC, is a 12-week educational & mentoring program starting with the free pre-course to help you determine if entrepreneurship is the path for you!

The program will run the gamut from creating a strong “Why” for your entrepreneurship journey, to utilizing lean startup principles for validating your customer, to building your financial model, to incorporating structure. Finally, we will end with telling your story to investors, employees, and customers.

Picture from the 2019 Idea Accelerator Bootcamp Info Session (Note that 2022 sessions will be virtual).

This year’s program leverages the Kauffman Foundation FastTrac program, a full online suite of tools, which will help participants develop their Business Plan, Financial Model and more.

Who is this info session for? Entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs interested in learning about The Creative Coast and ATDC’s startup accelerator program. This first info session, this session you are currently reading about, is FREE and will contain an overview of the whole schedule. After attending, you will have a better idea if you want to commit to the full $300 program.

The program will be taught by Jen Bonnett, Recovering Entrepreneur/StartupChick and Executive Director of the Creative Coast, with the assistance of a pool of very talented mentors/subject-matter-experts at every stage.

Meetups will be virtual via Zoom. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link one to two days before the first meetup on January 25th. Eventbrite also automatically sends a Zoom logon link a few hours before the event and at the time of the event.

Schedule/Overview of Full Program

1/25 – “Start with the Why”  – FREE Pre-course teaser class.

Intro Session on the Bootcamp.

Homework: What’s Your Why?

Free to all interested parties

NOTE: This Introductory Session is FREE to all interested parties – the cost associated with the entire bootcamp is $300 ( < $25/week). Must register for 1st Info Session here, and if you wish to attend the rest of the Idea Accelerator, register for the second session moving forward. 


2/8 – “Customer Discovery Overview”

    Overview of the Business Model Canvas and Customer Discovery Process

    Homework: Draft 1 of BMC


2/15 – “How to conduct a Customer Interview”

    Homework: Go out and interview 10 people (note: this will repeat every week for duration of 


Mentors: Assist with Crafting Hypothesis/Tests/Interview Questions.


2/22 – “Customer Archetype / Persona”

    Homework: Interview 10 people

            Customer Archetype Worksheet

    Mentors: Assist with Customer Discovery Shares.


3/1 – “Customer Journey – Follow the Money”

Homework: Interview 10 people

            Customer Journey Worksheet

Mentors: Assist with Customer Discovery Shares.



3/8 – “ Pivot or Persevere”

Checkpoint – meet one on one with a mentor


3/15 – “Financial Literacy” 

    Homework: Key Financial Assumptions & Financial Model


3/22 – “Financial Model Review” 

    Homework: Elevator Pitch

    Mentors: Finance Help with Model, 1 per team?


3/29 – – “Making It Real”

    Legal & Accounting Best Practices


4/5 – “Elevator Pitch/Executive Summary”

    Homework: Executive Summary

    Mentors: Critique Elevator Pitch


4/12 – “The Pitch”

    Review the Exec Summary & Learn about Pitch

    Homework: Pitch Deck

    Mentors: Red Pen Executive Summary


4/19 – Pitch Practice

    Mentors: Critique Pitch




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