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Launch Pad
Entrepreneurship Program

Ignite Your Ideas, Fuel Your Future

About Launch Pad 2024

Are you ready to transform your entrepreneurial dreams into reality? The Launch Pad Program is here to guide you through every step of starting your own business. This 10-week course is a unique collaboration between the city of Matteson and TRIBE Insights, designed to help you propel your business ideas forward.

Program Details
  • Date: June 4 - August 22, 2024

  • Duration: 10 Weeks

  • Format: Virtual Classes

  • Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM CST

Program Fee
  • Matteson Business/Resident: $350

  • Non-Resident: $500

Registration Deadline: CLOSED


Why Join
the Launch Pad Program?

  • Expert Guidance: Receive personalized coaching and insights from experienced entrepreneurs and business coaches.

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: From validating your business idea to developing a detailed business plan and financial forecast, our program covers all the essential steps to start and grow your business.

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow aspiring entrepreneurs and industry professionals. Learn how to maximize your network to discover future collaborators and partners.

  • Financial Support: Participants may be awarded up to $15,000 in business grants, including cash and in-kind services like marketing support, bookkeeping, and Google credits.

Eligibility Criteria:
Entrepreneurship Program

  • Have a Business Idea, Start-Up, or New Business two years old or less.

  • Generate less than $200,000 in annual sales.

  • Business or Residence must be in Matteson to qualify for the discounted rate.

Money-back guarantee

We believe in the value we provide. That's why we offer a money-back guarantee* upon the successful completion of the Launch Pad Program.

*Money-back guarantee for qualifying Matteson businesses or residents only. Non-Matteson residents may compete for grants and prizes based on full completion of course.

Ready to Ignite Your Business Journey?

Join us to turn your entrepreneurial dreams into a reality. Register today and take the first step towards building a successful future. Deadline to apply: CLOSED. Scan the QR code or click the link below.

  • What is the Launch Pad Entrepreneurship Program?
    The Launch Pad Entrepreneurship Program is a 10-week virtual course designed for aspiring and/or early stage entrepreneurs. It is a collaboration between the Village of Matteson and TRIBE Insights, aimed at providing participants with the knowledge and tools needed to start and grow their businesses.
  • When does the program start and end?
    The program runs from June 4, 2024 to August 22, 2024.
  • What is the schedule for the virtual classes?
    Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. No classes during the week of July 1 through July 5.
  • How much does the program cost?
    The program fee is $350 for Matteson businesses/residents and $500 for non-residents.
  • What is covered in the program?
    The program covers various topics, including entrepreneurial lifestyle, business concept development, market research, business model design, legal strategy, financial management, team building, and funding strategies. It is based on the Kauffman FastTrac Course Curriculum.
  • Who is eligible to apply for the program?
    Eligible applicants should have a business idea or a start-up/new business that is less than 2 years old and has less than $200,000 in annual sales. While the program is open to everyone, business owners/businesses must be based in Matteson to qualify for the discounted rate.
  • Are there any financial aids or grants available?
    Yes, participants may be awarded up to $15,000 in business grants, which include cash and in-kind services such as marketing support, bookkeeping, financial planning, executive coaching and more.
  • Is there a money-back guarantee?
    Yes, there is a money-back guarantee with the successful completion of the Launch Pad Program. The details of this guarantee is based on whether or not the business owner is a resident of the Village of Matteson or if the business location is in the Village of Matt3eson. Successful completion has its' benefits. Register and complete the program to benefit from this tremendous opportunity.
  • How can I register for the program?
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