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Entrepreneur Growth Lab (Mid-Hudson)

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

When and where are the classes?  The Entrepreneur Growth Lab (EGL) starts on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.  The class meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm.  The majority of the sessions are in-person with a few remote sessions on Zoom.  The in-person sessions will be held at the Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Here is a complete list of the 15 sessions.  Please keep in mind that this schedule may be subject to change.

What is the cost of the EGL? The cost of the program is $200.

Who is the EGL designed for? The EGL is designed for those who have a business idea, some experience in the field, or have started a business.  

What can I expect at the end of the EGL?  Upon completion of this program, you will finish with a Business Model Canvas, Executive Summary, Financial Projections and a Pitch Deck.  The program culminates in a pitch contest with cash prizes! 

What will be covered in the EGL? WEDC’s expert trainers will assist you with navigating all aspects of starting, running and sustaining your business.  We will guide you through creating your roadmap for success using the Business Model Canvas.  

Course Sessions and One-on-One Advising Sessions Include:

  • Business Model Canvas: Conduct customer discovery and ensure your product/service fits the market needs
  • Crafting Success: Create a customer profile and conduct competitive analysis for unstoppable growth
  • Digital Dominance: Learn the latest social media strategies
  • Pitch Perfect: Craft your executive summary and master the art of impactful pitches
  • Business Basics: Explore forms of business ownership and crafting your operating budget
  • Financial Management Skills: Learn budgeting, record-keeping and financial statements

Embark on the EGL, where you’ll master strategy, marketing and finance skills for real-world success.  Ignite your confidence and stay at the forefront of industry trends.  All with a chance to compete for cash prizes in a pitch contest.  Don’t just dream about business success – ignite it!

What is the Business Model Canvas? The Business Model Canvas (BMC) is a one-page business roadmap used to visualize all the building blocks when you need to start or grow a business, including customers, route to market, value proposition and financials.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact the Women’s Enterprise Development Center Inc. at 914.948.6098.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Entrepreneur Growth Lab Mid-Hudson


February 20
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cynthia Marsh-Croll
(845) 363-6432


Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States
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