A free program for minority and women entrepreneurs

 



A free program for minority and women entrepreneurs

 

The application period for the spring 2017 cohort is now closed.

  sign up   Sign up to be notified when the fall 2017 application period opens.

 

Why UpStart?

It takes more than a good idea to start a successful business. Issues like accounting, financing and marketing may seem overwhelming, and it can be difficult to network and find investors. WARF's free UpStart program can help.

UpStart:
  • Connects you with area professionals and other aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Helps you gain the skills you need to launch your business
  • Works with you to establish strategic goals and identify next steps
 



Whatever your background, UpStart welcomes you

People with interests ranging from farming to real estate, personal services, mobile apps and more have benefited from WARF's UpStart program.

Each cohort includes motivated individuals from diverse professional and educational backgrounds. Participants learn from each other and share their own ideas and experiences.

Learn more about UpStart

See a sample class schedule
Download a brochure
Read our FAQs

 

Questions?

Contact us at upstart@warf.org or 608.263.2500.

 



Spring 2017 Class Information

The fall 2016 (cohort 7) UpStart class information is listed below. Class attendees are limited to those who have been admitted to the fall 2016 cohort.

Classes will be Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
January 24 through March 28
Discovery Building

 



Whatever your background, UpStart welcomes you

People with interests ranging from farming to real estate, personal services, mobile apps and more have benefited from WARF's UpStart program.

Each cohort includes motivated individuals from diverse professional and educational backgrounds. Participants with GEDs to Ph.Ds learn from each other and share their own ideas and experiences.

Learn more about UpStart

See a sample class schedule
Download a brochure
Read our FAQs

 

Questions?

Contact us at upstart@warf.org or 608.263.2500.

     



Spring 2017 Class Information

Classes will be Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
January 24 through March 28
Discovery Building
 

"The blend of robust resources and knowledgeable guest speakers was invaluable. I would highly recommend UpStart to anyone looking to turn an awesome business idea into an authentic business plan."

  – Roxie Hentz, UpStart participant  

 

Partner with UpStart

We invite local groups to partner with UpStart to help your community and foster new business.

Current partners:

 

Interested in supporting entrepreneurship?

Contact us at upstart@warf.org or 608.263.2500 for information about becoming a partner.