Aquaculture Entrepreneur Program
Now Recruiting: Spring 2021 FarmoryWorks Aquaculture Entrepreneur Program Cohort!
The FarmoryWorks Aquaculture Entrepreneur Program is designed for those who are interested in developing their aquaculture business idea into a workable plan for the future. Participants will acquire aquaculture industry knowledge, business planning tools, and an entrepreneurial support network that will help them launch or expand their aquaculture-related business venture. At the end of the seven-week program, participants will have completed a business concept plan and know their personal “next steps” needed to start or expand their business operations.
Key Takeaways from the Aquaculture Entrepreneur Program:
- Develop peer-to-peer and industry expert connections
- Determine if your business concept is feasible
- Put your next steps into an action plan
- Discover operational pitfalls and efficiencies that can affect profitability in aquaculture
- Position your business to compete and thrive
- Learn about potential funding resources
Executive Director, Urban Hope Entrepreneurship Center
Executive Director, The Farmory Industry experts will present at group workshops on a variety of topics
PROGRAM LENGTH AND TIME COMMITMENTS
The program will be a seven-week course beginning the week of April 5th and ending the week of May 17th. The time commitment per week will be about 5-6 hours, for a total of approximately 40 hours over seven weeks. Individual work outside of meeting times will be required.
Workshops will occur on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the following dates:
- April 7, 14, 21, 28
- May 5, 12, 19
All group meetings will automatically occur on Zoom, unless otherwise communicated. Additional in-person group field day tours may be scheduled depending on availability of host farm opportunities.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION
- Course Fee: $300.00*
- Computer and internet access
- Consistent physical attendance
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