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MyBusiness Startup to Product: Fall 2016

October 8, 2016 to October 29, 2016
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chatham University Shadyside Campus

MyBusiness Startup to Product is being held on Saturday mornings on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of October at Chatham University's Shadyside Campus.
Cost: $300, $250 for Members

This program includes intensive entrepreneurial training and is designed for women in the early stages of starting a product-based business, with sessions designed to hone your concept, gain consumer feedback and insight into marketing and distribution, and learn to effectively pitch your business. The program will be facilitated by Co-Owner and Founder Meredith Meyer Grelli, MBA, of the award-winning Pittsburgh startup Wigle Whiskey.

At the end of this program, participants will have a concise business plan, a vision for their business moving forward, and will be given an opportunity to pitch for funding, partnership, or other opportunities identified during the final session in front of a panel of regional stakeholders. Participants will also have access to networking opportunities and educational resources through the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship.

This program will cover:
- Concept and product development
- Marketing, sales, and distribution
- Direct consumer feedback and focus groups
- Financing your business
- Pitching your business

The deadline to apply is September 30th, 2016. The application is a screening application, however, the class will be limited to ten participants selected based on their progress in their product and business development cycle to ensure the program effectively supports their efforts.

Registration and Directions

Fee : $350
$275 for current members
Location : Chatham University Shadyside Campus

Event Contact Information

Patricia Decker