A free program for minority and women entrepreneurs

 



A free program for minority and women entrepreneurs

 

We're accepting applications for the fall 2016 cohort.

  apply now   

 

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.

 



Apply for the next UpStart cohort

Because we want to provide an equal opportunity and the highest level of evaluation for each applicant, we will accept applications for the fall 2016 cohort until July 15, 2016.

To apply, please fill out the online application form.

We look forward to learning about you and your entrepreneurial ideas!
 

   apply now

 



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.

     



Apply for the next UpStart cohort

Because we want to provide an equal opportunity and the highest level of evaluation for each applicant, we will accept applications for the fall 2016 cohort until July 15, 2016.

To apply, please fill out the online application form.

We look forward to learning about you and your entrepreneurial ideas!
 

   apply now

 

"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.