February 13 - March 15

Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:30-8:30p

Southeast Missouri State University in Sikeston

LaunchU is a 5-week course that will coach aspiring entrepreneurs and startups through the fundamentals of business planning, pitching, and tracking financials to ensure business feasibility. Your enrollment in this course includes the following:
• Instruction from a certified facilitator including small group activities
• Local experts as guest speakers on practical topics
• LaunchU Startup Handbook
• 3-month license for LivePlan cloud-based business planning software
• Access to market research data from SBTDC
• Network of coaches and peers to support you and your new venture

At the end of the 5 weeks, you will have a completed, SBA-approved business feasibility plan and pitch to move forward with or you will have determined your business concept is not feasible at this time without wasting too much time or money. You will also have the opportunity to compete for a Startup Assistance Package valued at over $4,600 including marketing services from BOLD Marketing and cash prizes from First State Bank and Trust Company, Inc..

The class will meet February 13 through March 15 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30pm in a computer lab on the Southeast Missouri State University campus in Sikeston, MO. Your Certfied Facilitator is Keith Huggins, M.Ed. who works at the Center for Economic and Business Engagement Center and has owned his own business before.

The cost per participant is $99 (regularly $175) and that includes all of the above. Class size and scholarships are limited so apply today! Click the "Enroll" button to submit your application and proceed to checkout to claim your seat. 

If you have any questions, please contact Gabrielle Penca at gpenca@semo.edu or 573-986-6085.