Innovate My Business
Innovate My Business (IMB) is a 7-week, 45-hour class for entrepreneurs in year 1 to 3 of business operation that are interested in product development. The class helps small business owners understand key principles of developing their own product. Learn how to think clearly and objectively about problems and develop solutions that work best for your product launch. Classes include Entrepreneurial Design Thinking, Intellectual Property Law, creating a Marketing plan, Social Media, Financial review, Access to Capital, and developing your own Pitch Deck. Participate in highly effective, hands-on Labs that will equip you with the knowledge, tools and resources needed to develop a salable product.
The course will culminate in a showcase for graduation at a Pitch Competition at YWCA O`ahu. There will be a prize package for the winning pitch. The Pitch will be an open application to entrepreneurs, and the product or service must have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families with the potential for commercialization and fill a need in the market place.
Entrepreneurial (Design) Thinking
Marketing Plan/ Social Media
Financial Review and How to Get Funding
Saturday Product Development Labs
Innovate My Business is offered once a year:
Class will run from February 13 - March 27 and meet every Wednesday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. You will also meet for Product Development Open Labs on 3 Saturdays from 9:00a-5:00p - Feb. 23, March 16 and 30.
Spring 2019: February 13-March 27, Pitch April 4
Information that can be used to launch a new business, increase sales, improve management skills, write a business plan, apply for financing, launch a product.
Folder or binder containing participant’s notes, handouts, worksheets, and PowerPoint presentations
Certificate of Completion
Subject Matter Experts providing insight on topics requiring deeper exploration of financial, legal or technical issues
One free follow-up counseling session
Opportunity to participate in pitch competition
Eligibility to participate in Alumni program:
12 months of membership benefits
Business plan review
Eligible for business success story feature
Discounts for training labs, counseling, and workshops
Discount for Mink Wahine luncheons
#SHOPSMALLHAWAII Mink Business Alliance Spotlight
Opportunity to be featured/interviewed on livesteam talkshow
Complimentary ticket to Hawaii Business: Biz Academy events
Retail Pop-up Opportunities
Discounted ticket to accelerator Showcase
Innovate My Business – $1600 per person
Scholarships and payment plans may be available to those who apply and qualify.
Apply here: Innovate My Business- Product Development
for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.