Startup 101

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Set yourself and your business up for the best chances of success.

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Startup 101 is a workshop series held each semester for current and former students and other  community members interested in starting their own business. This multi-session workshop is led by established entrepreneurs, McFerrin Center mentors and other business professionals who have firsthand experience in different aspects of starting and running a new business venture.

The goal of this program is to equip you with essential business knowledge and expose you to issues and scenarios you may encounter in your journey as an entrepreneur. Whether you are actively building a business or have plans to in the future, Startup 101 can help make sure you have the basics covered and set yourself and your business up for the best chances of success.

Fall 2022 Dates:

Startup 101 Registration Opens: Aug. 16, 2022

Startup 101 Session #1: Sept. 12, 2022

  • What The Don’t Tell You About Being Your Own Boss
    • Marché Warfield ’94
  • Build Your Aggie Network
    • Tina Breckenfeld ’95
  • Aggie 100™ Leaders Panel
    • Kevin Bernhard ’00
    • Rayne Knight-Zingelmann ’09
    • Derrick Ratliff ’07

Startup 101 Session #2: Sept. 19, 2022

  • Digital Marketing
    • Blake Parrish ’05
  • Legal Considerations for Startups
    • Mike Lodzinski ’02
  • Social Entrepreneurship Panel
    • Max Gerall ’18
    • Will Brown

Startup 101 Session #3: Sept. 26, 2022

  • A Banking Session (You Won’t Lose Interest In)
    • Greg Martin ’01
  • Branding Strategy & Basics
    • Stephanie Powell ’03
  • What’s Stopping You? Aggie Entrepreneurship at Its Best
    • Mike Francis ’06
    • Jeff Jensen ’10

Doors will open at 5 p.m. each evening for networking and appetizers. Sessions will run from 6 – 9 p.m.

Registration for fall 2022 is now open!

Startup 101 is a series hosted on three consecutive Monday evenings at the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship.

Monday, September 12 | Monday, September 19 | Monday, September 26

Doors will open at 5 p.m. each evening for networking and appetizers. Sessions will run from 6 – 9 p.m.