The Launch1000 program is FOR YOU if…

 

You’re a resident of Westchester County
You have an idea for launching a new income stream, business, or
non-profit OR you want to pivot or restart an existing venture

Participants with any level of education, any idea, and
from any background are welcome to join. Participation is FREE!

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What is

Launch1000?

Launch1000 is a comprehensive, self-paced, online, entrepreneurship program offered in partnership with Westchester County. During the 6-10 month program, participants are guided through an action-based accelerator where they walk their idea through a step-by-step framework to test, validate, de-risk, and/or launch their venture faster and for less.

Here’s what you can expect as a Launch1000 participant:

Real feedback from experienced entrepreneurs coaching you every step of your journey
Real feedback from experienced entrepreneurs coaching you every step of your journey
A Step-by-Step roadmap to guide your launch, saving you valuable time and money
A vibrant community of hundreds of early-stage entrepreneurs to support you and expand your network faster
A Dual-Language version is available for Spanish-speaking participants
PLUS
Two live online workshops each week
Weekly office hours with coaches
And more, all at no cost to you
Two live online workshops each week
Weekly office hours with coaches
And more, all at no cost to you

Apply Now

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IS LAUNCH1000 FOR ME?

LAUNCH1000 IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF…

  1. You live in Westchester County and are 18 years of age or older
  2. You have an idea for starting a venture or want to pivot or restart your existing venture in the next year
  3. You have 7-10 hours per week to commit to working on the program at your own pace over the 6-10 month program
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PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Launch1000 Fits Around YOUR Schedule

  • 24/7 access to the online platform
  • Work at your own pace 7-10 hours per week
  • Attend optional online events
  • Participate fully with no obligation for physical attendance

A Vibrant Community of Launchers

Connect with hundreds of other entrepreneurs in your community who are also launching their ventures. Collaborate, learn, grow, and build your network through live online workshops and a 24/7 Community Forum

Real Feedback from Real Coaches in Real-Time

Launchers receive feedback on every step of their journey. The average launcher will receive 25+ hours of online coaching feedback in the program. In addition to weekly online workshops and question and answer sessions.

A Step-by-Step De-Risking Roadmap

Our unique How To Start Something: De-Risk Any Idea roadmap provides individuals with a guided journey; what to do first, second and next to save time, money, in vetting, evaluating and de-risking any idea to better prepare for market success.

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¿Prefieres aprender en español?

The dual-language program includes coaching, an online learning platform, and Community Forum in Spanish.

Participants can attend live weekly workshops facilitated in English with Spanish-language support and have access to a weekly Q&A session hosted by a Spanish-speaking coach.

Spanish-speakers may also join the English program with the option to participate in the Spanish-speaking community and events.

The dual-language program includes coaching, an online learning platform, and Community Forum in Spanish.

Participants can attend live weekly workshops facilitated in English with Spanish-language support and have access to a weekly Q&A session hosted by a Spanish-speaking coach.

Spanish-speakers may also join the English program with the option to participate in the Spanish-speaking community and events.

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FAQ’s

What if I already have a business running? Is this program right for me?

That depends. 

 

If you’re still figuring out how to grow sales and generate profit, this program IS for you. This also applies to any venture looking to add new product or service offerings to your list of existing offerings. You’ll gain access to a framework for discovering and validating opportunities. Then you’ll learn how to take advantage of those opportunities. If you already have this figured out, the program will not meet your stage of the journey. 

 

If you feel like you already have all the pieces of your business figured out and you’re actively scaling, then this program is NOT for you.

I really want to learn how to market and find more clients for my business. Will this course help me with that?

Absolutely! But the program is comprehensive. And we see marketing and sales as a holistic process that includes gathering evidence around your market’s needs, showing proof that your solution solves the problems your market faces, and then creating channels for acquiring new customers using that information.

Do I need a computer and wifi to join?

Yes! A tablet will also work. But you cannot complete the program from a phone. However, Westchester County has some loaner laptops available. To apply for a laptop loaner, email [email protected] and include in the subject line RE: Laptop Loaner for Launch1000.

How long should this course take to complete?

We expect the course will take you between six and ten months, working 7-10 hours per week. It’s a comprehensive experience that includes launching or reinventing an entire business. So buckle up and get ready to show up consistently!

Can I use a tablet or phone to complete and submit assignments?

The program IS available via tablet but currently unavailable via phone. However, the county may be able to provide you with a computer and wifi. To apply for a laptop loaner, email [email protected] and include in the subject line RE: Laptop Loaner for Launch1000.

Are there assignments and due dates?

There are action steps that you will complete based on the steps in the learning platform. These can include writing responses or going out into the world, talking to people, and then recording your learnings.

There are no due dates for individual action steps, but we will require certain sections or “phases” of the program to be completed by specific dates to remain in the program.

Are all the events virtual, or will there be live events we need to attend?

All events are virtual! You may complete 100% of the program without ever stepping foot into a physical location.

Are there any mandatory meeting times during the program?

There are suggested but optional workshops twice a week and weekly office hours with your coach. However, we understand that some people have many other responsibilities, so there are no mandatory meeting times.

Will my information be safe if I upload my business idea to the platform?

Absolutely! All of your information is stored safely on our platform. Your coach can access your submissions, but they will not be available to the general public.

What are my time commitments?

Please plan to commit 7-10 hours per week to the program for 6-10 months.

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