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The Startup Bootcamp is a new program at The Mill Workspace designed to help early-stage companies and business startups more clearly define their business model. The program will be led by Chris Donaldson, CEO of The Mill, and several industry experts will serve as guest speakers.

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Entrepreneurs participating in the Startup Bootcamp will learn more about themselves and their customers, marketing and sales, accounting, finances, business structure, planning, legal, and more.

The program consists of eight sessions of one to two hours over four weeks. The first session will be on April 30th and the last session will be on May 22nd and will take place at The Mill Workspace in downtown Dyersburg.

The Startup Bootcamp is open to all residents of Northwest Tennessee.

Schedule of sessions. (All sessions run from 10am to 11:30am):

  • Tuesday, April 30th – Knowing Yourself
  • Thursday, May 2nd – Knowing Your Customers
  • Tuesday, May 7th – Marketing & Sales
  • Friday, May 10th – Accounting
  • Tuesday, May 14th – Discovering the Bottomline
  • Thursday, May 16th – Strengthen Your Structure
  • Tuesday, May 21st – Launching & Planning for The Future
  • Wednesday, May 22nd – Protecting Your Business

The cost of the program is $100 which includes:

  • The four week in-person program
  • 100+ page course workbook
  • Free coworking membership while enrolled in the program.
  • One-on-one consultations throughout the program.
  • Graduates will be invited to a Pitch Night in June to pitch their businesses to the community along with graduates from our Restaurant Resilience program.

Timeline and Deadlines:

  • Wednesday, April 24th at 10pm – Application Deadline
  • Thursday, April 25th – Invitation letters will be sent with invoice for program fee.
  • Friday, April 26th – Deadline to pay program fee. Once paid you will be considered enrolled in the program.
  • Monday, April 29th – Welcome emails will be sent to enrolled participants.
  • Tuesday, April 30th – Kickoff session at 10am.
  • One-on-one sessions scheduled from April 30th to May 31st.
  • Wednesday, May 22nd – Last in-person session at 10am and exit interviews scheduled.
  • Friday, May 31st – Last day to complete any make-up work or assigned tasks.
  • June – Invitation to our Pitch Night and recognition for program graduates. 


Upcoming Events

21 Jun
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Date 06/21/2024 09:00 am - 11:00 am

Take control of your business numbers with this Quickbooks Made Simple workshop with Whitney Stover, CPA.

25 Jun

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26 Jun
Ready, Set, Grow - Holiday Marketing Workshop
06/26/2024 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn tips and tricks on marketing your business for the upcoming holidays with Elizabeth Pritchett