As C.S. Lewis once said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
GetSetUp’s mission is to empower the community through learning new skills and unlocking new experiences. Reflecting on 2021, your accomplishments and passion for lifelong learning inspired us to do something new.
Today, we’re excited to announce the “Startup Accelerator Program''. We want to help you take your skills and ideas to the next level and build the business you’ve always dreamed of.
It does not matter whether you are just starting, have already established a business, or have nothing but an idea written down in your diary! If you are passionate about your vision and sharing it with others, we are looking for you.
For our first cohort in 2022, we are accepting applicants in four categories:
Duration: 12 weeks
Location: Online program
Application fee: This program is available for free to all GetSetUp current and future members.
For growing numbers of older adults, the best path toward finding meaning and money in the second half of life is by embracing entrepreneurship. We want to support our community members who wish to become entrepreneurs. We already teach many classes that help members with different aspects of running a business, like marketing, social media, technology classes, and financial planning.
You should join the program if you are:
Anyone with a business idea in food, arts and crafts, apparel and accessories, or coaching categories can apply. To be eligible, you must:
Fill out the application form online, including the following information:
The process will be as follows:
It’s vital to submit all of your information on time and attend the interview to get to the next stage.
Yes, both of you can apply for the business. You will have to be a part of the program together, so please submit just one application.
You will need to use a laptop or desktop computer with a reliable internet connection to access the online learning platform; you’ll also need a working webcam and microphone to attend the live sessions.
We recommend 10-12 hours per week.
If you can’t commit to at least 10 hours per week for 12 weeks, this may not be the program for you.
Yes, you can always apply. However, the first priority will be to businesses in the four categories.
After the program, we will continue to provide you mentorship and help promote your business through a period of one year.
You can still learn more about entrepreneurship and starting your own small business through our series of classes focused on these startup skills. For applicants who are also interested in exploring more in these areas, they can:
Yes, depending on the success of our first program, we will be rerunning this campaign and will accept new applications in the summer.
Applications for this program are now closed.
If you are interested in applying for our next cohort, please click below to apply and we will update you soon once applications reopen.
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