Appalachian State University's TI Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) will host the Startup Factory -- a 10-part series that teaches and promotes an entrepreneurial mindset -- virtually for Spring 2021.
"Give the CFE team one hour for 10 weeks, and we will change the way you engage with the world," says program coordinator Sara Figlow. "You will have a permanent competitive advantage in everything that comes next."
The dates and subjects are as follows.
- February 2: Intro to the CFE
The CFE instills an entrepreneurial mindset and provides mentorship to help you achieve your own compelling goals. What does that mean and what do we do?
- February 9: Ideation
Where do good business ideas come from and what problems are you uniquely positioned to solve? Let’s find out.
- February 16: Choice
Your life is the sum of all your choices. Choose wisely.
- February 23: Opportunity
You say problem. I say opportunity. Observe, evaluate, experiment, adapt.
- March 2: Action
There are no biological incentives to do nothing. Put your ideas into action. Go ahead. Do it.
- March 9: Knowledge
What problems do you want to solve and what knowledge do you need to solve them? Let’s go get it.
- March 16: Resourcefulness
Necessity is the mother of invention. Learn to leverage existing resources to achieve your goals.
- March 23: Reliability
80% of success is showing up. Build a reputation as someone others can count on. Do what you say you will do.
- March 30: Community
Learn the power of a network for guidance and support. Give a little. Get a little. Over and over again.
- April 6: Persistence
Determination is the fundamental difference between success and failure. Pivot, adjust, adapt, but never give up. The end.
The events are open to all community members with no fee to attend. Email Sara Figlow, firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more or get the Zoom link.
About Appalachian’s Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship
The Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship at Appalachian State University was founded in 2006 and is housed within the university’s Walker College of Business. The center helps Appalachian students — regardless of major — faculty, staff and alumni conceive, develop, incubate and launch new business ventures, turning their ideas into reality. In 2011, the center was rebranded to include Transportation Insight in its name to acknowledge a $1 million gift that enabled the center’s renovation, as well as 10 years of funding. Transportation Insight is a nationally recognized third-party logistics (3PL) company specializing in supply chain management. Learn more at entrepreneurship.appstate.edu.